Justin Bieber Continues to Be the Butt of the Joke

Non-Beliebers want to boot Justin Bieber back to Canada and Olympic ice hockey fans gladly offered him up as the losers’ consolation prize, so it only seemed more than likely that his potential Atlanta neighbors weren’t sharing the love, either.

As reported by CNN, New York Daily News, TIME, etc., residents in the tony ATL nabe of Buckhead organized a protest Monday about Biebs’ relocation because it “can be nothing but bad for our children,” according to the group’s message. But it seems Bieber simply continues to be the butt of the joke.

The first red flag should have been the “Buckhead Neighborhood Coalition” only formed a Facebook page just few days ago and apparently local leaders had never heard of the assocation. Or the fact that they took to the streets at the ungodly hour of 6 a.m. near the home the singer is eyeing to stage their march — all whopping five of them.

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But, to the media, their words were persuasive and, to be fair, all too familiar when it comes to bad boy Bieber: “As a community here in Buckhead, we have worked hard to achieve our goals and get to where we are. Justin Bieber’s relocation to Atlanta can be nothing but bad for our children, as well as the community,” the coalition’s mission statement reads. “Some can’t even let their children play in the driveway without fear; he has raced vehicles under the influence, before. What’s to say he won’t do it again? As a home owner down the street from this residence, one can assume many people will be contacting real estate agents soon enough. Please do not allow a child to ruin what we have worked so hard to obtain.”

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But it really was nothing more than an elaborate prank by the hosts of an Atlanta morning radio show called The Regular Guys who used interns to conduct interviews with local and national media outlets, including BBC and TMZ.

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Whatever happened to due diligence and truth in journalism?

Well, while Bieber’s making history with 1 billion YouTube views, look who’s the butt of the joke now.