Listen Up, Justin Bieber -- Your Hometown Mayor Has Some Advice for You

Stratford mayor says Bieber needs to lie low
By the looks of Justin Bieber’s taste for big-breasted strippers (NSFW) and Super Bowl party hopping, he’s not about to lay low anytime soon.

But that’s exactly what the mayor of his hometown thinks he should do in order to get his public life back on track and the press off his back.

“Let’s hope that with some good guidance from those he trusts … things all come back to where they should be,” said Stratford, Ontario Mayor Dan Mathieson to IFpress.com.

“Stay true to the family and friends who have been there from the start. And lie [sic] low for a bit,” he added.

The 19-year-old hails from the small Canadian town of about 30,000 just outside of Toronto where he began singing in 2006 and was discovered on YouTube by manager Scooter Braun.

And despite the superstar's mounting legal problems from egg-throwing cop raids, DUI drag races and limousine assaults, Stratford isn’t turning its back on Biebs.

“No matter what happens, it doesn’t negate the fact that Justin is from Stratford,” said the mayor.

“There are some sad people out there taking great joy in another person’s challenges, and I find that to be very disheartening,” added Mathieson. “He is a celebrity, but he is entitled to some form of normalcy in his life.

“As far as I’m concerned, he is a 19-year-old person who has made some errors. I don’t condone them, but I also understand that we all have made errors in our life. I hope for his sake that he can get a reset, and get back to music and doing what he loves.”

Even Bieber’s former principal at Northwestern Secondary School says international fame aside, he’s still the same boy at heart.

“He was an everyday, average young man then and, in my heart of hearts, he’s still that everyday young man. We can put him under a microscope and judge, but that’s something I’m not prepared to do,” said Martin Ritsma.

“As a young person, I made mistakes. I’m glad no one put me under a microscope,” Ritsma said.

And they’d welcome the "Boyfriend" singer back with open arms.

“This is still where Justin grew up and if he walked through the front door today, he’d be a welcome young man,” said Ritsma.

And they just might get their chance. More than 200,000 people and counting have successfully petitioned the White House to send the pop star back where he came from.

But Bieber is still thankful for the other words of encouragement: "Never forget where you come from or those who supported you before anyone else," he wrote on Twitter about the article. "Still the small town kid. Thanks."

 

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  • marydtn9
    marydtn9

    Justin Bieber’s misdemeanour antics are just that, nothing more. Justin Bieber’s name sells and everyone uses it to make money. There is a huge number of people within the hater, media, press and internet who’s agenda is to destroy JB and make as much money as they can doing so. The press, media, haters and way overreacting authorities are the real problems in our societies today, not this kid JB. It is a wakeup call knowing that there are hundreds of thousands of individuals prepared to sign a petition to deport any kid. Mob mentality happens when people stop thinking for themselves because it’s safer to be a part of the crowd rather than an individual thinker! These unhinged petitioners are the ones with mental issues and they personify the mental crisis of so many of our neighbors. Those out to get JB are the real danger to you, me and societies everywhere. We must recognize and resist these obtuse philistines and use our own common sense. E.G.: SG is influenced by them and TS is one of them. We must all learn to tell the difference. What are you? Mr. President, we hope you are listening.

  • Jenna Rikki
    Jenna Rikki

    Beiber is great entertainment!! My favorite footage is where he loses his temper at security guards out the front of an LA night club. This kid is Wild! Should be Viral!!!

  • Kate Bryson
    Kate Bryson

    Hollywood ruins everyone...People start out to be their true self then as their career starts to grow in Hollywood the worse they start to change.