February 24, 2014 12:55

Residents of Atlanta, Georgia petition to keep Justin Bieber from moving to area

Singer is reportedly keen on a move to Buckhead area of US city

Residents of Atlanta, Georgia petition to keep Justin Bieber from moving to area

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Residents of Atlanta, Georgia have launched a petition to stop Justin Bieber from moving to the city.

It was recently reported that Bieber is looking to move to Buckhead, an upmarket area near Atlanta, having become enamoured with the music scene in the city after working with rapper TI. However, some members of the local community have taken against the idea, and have voiced their disapproval in a Facebook group named Protest Justin Bieber Moving To Buckhead.

Created by Atlanta resident Harold White, the group was set-up as a reaction to the possibility of Bieber's arrival, something White feels will alter the area's ambience. "We’re concerned he’ll bring the wrong type of element into a quiet, residential area," he told CNN. "It is our position that a person with his means could certainly find a neighborhood more suited to his 'eclectic' lifestyle."

Earlier this month Bieber was charged with assaulting a limo driver, while in January, police in California searched Bieber's home after he allegedly threw eggs at his neighbour's house.

Last month (January 31), the pop star's private jet was also detained and searched under the suspicion of having marijuana on board. The plane, which Bieber had chartered to attend the Super Bowl (February 2), was held at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey as police reportedly smelled marijuana.

Meanwhile, the White House has said that it will respond to a petition demanding Justin Bieber's deportation from the US.

The petition, which currently has over 200,000 signatures, calls on the White House to revoke the Canadian pop star's green card and remove him from the US. According to US Government protocol, once a petition has over 100,000 signatures, it must be reviewed by White House staff.

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