News

Mayor says Justin Bieber should clean up graffiti mess

An image from Justin Bieber's Instagram account showing him at Byron Bay.
An image from Justin Bieber's Instagram account showing him at Byron Bay.

UPDATE 10.35am: JUSTIN Bieber's gone, but he's left behind a legacy of photos and Twitter mash-ups from his impromptu visit to Byron Bay yesterday.

Still, that's probably better than the "legacy" he left spray painted over the entrance of the Gold Coast Hotel he stayed at.

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate fronted the hotel with a bottle of cleaner and some gloves to demand the Biebs clean up his mess, but the pop star was already long gone.

It's not clear if Cr Tate, feeling so strongly about the graffiti, got in and did the job himself.

"We've all been young once," he said.

"By the sounds of it, he's gone and done something really, really silly.

"But he's got an opportunity to make good - I'm sending, straight away, one of council's free graffiti kits ... and I urge him to treat this city the way Gold Coast fans treat him."

Bieber left the Gold Coast bound for Sydney this morning but Cr Tate told the Today Show the bad boy should fly back and clean up his mess.

Should Justin Bieber come back to clean up his mess?

This poll ended on 30 November 2013.

Current Results

Yes. He's a role model for young people

39%

No. He's a rock star and above the law

5%

Yes and we should throw him in jail as well

52%

No. But I am happy to take him into 'custody'

2%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

November 27: IF you've noticed an unusually large crowd of teenage girls loitering at The Pass this afternoon, it's because Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is rumoured to be surfing there.

And while we can't confirm whether Bieber's on a board at the pass, it does appear the teen singer is at Byron Bay - at least, if his Instagram account is anything to go by.

A photo posted to Twitter showing Justin Bieber next to the vehicle ramp near the Pass.
A photo posted to Twitter showing Justin Bieber next to the vehicle ramp near the Pass.

Bieber has this afternoon posted two photos to his Instagram account that appear to show him on the walking path at Cape Byron.

Bieber is currently on tour in Australia. He played at Brisbane last night and on Monday night put in an appearance at The Gold Coast's Sin City night club.

Another image, just posted to Twitter, appears to show Bieber sunbathing next to the boat ramp at The Pass.

More recently, one of our Facebook readers reported seeing Bieber buying a pizza at Dominos.

Topics:  editors picks justin bieber



'Hunted like game': nude beach creeps prompt calls for safety

Residents have made calls for beachgoers to report sexual harassment to local police.

Calls for beachgoers to report sexual harassment to the local police

VIDEO: Lennox Head Ski Jump plans axed

Protesters find out the State Government has decided against a Ski Jump at Lennox Head.

Decision delivered to residents at protest on Saturday.

Stan our man for Archibald Prize

Stan Gilchrist in front of the portrait  East Ballina artist Brett Belot will enter in the Archibald Prize later this year.

Local face to be entered in prestigious national art prize

Local Partners

Miranda Kerr and fiance hang up backyard tent for wedding

MIRANDA Kerr and her husband-to-be, Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel, are set to marry today in decidedly downgrade style with a backyard wedding.

Book review: Mia Freedman's book meets her critics head on

I appreciated Freedman's blunt honesty in the book

Comedy production hits Rochdale stage

Thoroughly relishing their roles as the three crotchety old veterans (performed by Co Gray Wilson, Jason Smith and John Taylor), they provide fascinating individual insights into three proud men who despite their frailties are determined be adventurous and joyful to the end.

Heroes is a comedy play by Gerald Sibleyras.

Stan our man for Archibald Prize

Stan Gilchrist in front of the portrait  East Ballina artist Brett Belot will enter in the Archibald Prize later this year.

Local face to be entered in prestigious national art prize

Mandy and Ellen will be just women like us in Nimbin

DUO: Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs bring their hit show Women Like Us to Nimbin.

Hit comedy show heading towards Nimbin

Chicago comes to Bangalow

CELL BLOCK TANGO: Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones in a scene from the 2002 film Chicago.

The next production by Bangalow Theatre Company

Man's amazing comeback from monster crisis

Pat O'Driscoll agents Penny Keating and Doug Webber sold 56 Agnes St, The Range at auction over the weekend.

NOT long ago, he sold his possessions to pay staff. Now he's back.

Here's your chance to carp about feral pests

Carp might by great fun to catch but they're destroying Australia's watercourses.

Science in the Pub looks at carp and coral trees

SNEAK PEEK: What new shopping centre is going to look like

Artist impression of the proposed redevelopment of the cinema and shopping complex on Jonson St, Byron Bay.

Mercato billed as regional NSW's most sustainable shopping complex

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

Slaves in Byron: The dark side of housing crisis

Housing generic.

A darker side to Byron's economy

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!