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Justin Bieber Graffiti Has Taken Over San Francisco Like Some Awful Plague

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American Music Awards 2015

Justin Bieber must have had some sixth sense when he wrote his apology anthem, “Sorry”, off his latest album because, boy, is he getting a lot of mileage out of it. The latest use for the song is to apologize for the graffiti promoting his latest album Purpose that was painted all over San Francisco. The graffiti reading “Justin Bieber Purpose #Nov 13” is apparently like some awful black mark haunting the city. It has not washed off the sidewalks in over a month (The message was painted on with spray paint instead of easily removable chalk). City officials, and all the citizens of San Fran who just want one moment of piece from the Biebs, are now fighting back. The city's attorney for San Francisco, Dennis Herrera, sent a letter to executives at Justin's record label, Def Jam and Universal Music Group, asking for those responsible to pay the city $2,500 for each ad. “But NOT in Justin Bieber concert tickets,” he probably should have added.

In the letter he said, “This prohibited marketing practice illegally exploits our city's walkable neighborhoods and robust tourism, intentionally creates visual distractions that pose risks to pedestrians on  busy rights of way, and irresponsibly tells our youth that likeminded lawlessness and contempt for public property are condoned and encouraged by its beneficiaries —including Mr. Bieber and the record labels that produce and promote him.” So probably best to steer clear of San Francisco for a while, Justin, unless you want to sell some of your hoverboards to pay the city back.

Now that they know San Francisco doesn't mess around, marketers might need to be more careful about their ads. So promoters of Fuller House, best check with city council before finishing that mural of Kimmy Giblber that I'm sure someone is hard at work on.

(Photo: WENN)

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