Justin Bieber says Amy Klobuchar should be 'locked up'

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First things first, can we all just take a moment and contemplate the fact that Justin Bieber and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar have a beef? How did this even happen?

Let's start from the beginning...

So Amy Klobuchar is proposing an anti-piracy bill that would make it a felony to post unlicensed content online 10 times in a span of 180 days, including e-books, movies, and songs.

Somehow, thanks to a cyclone of misinformation cultivated by Fox News, celebrity gossip sites, and throngs of adoring teen fans, the internet has contorted the wording of the bill to say that it would effectively send Justin Bieber to jail. Bieber, of course, made his name by posting videos of himself singing popular songs to YouTube, and fans are (passionately, but wrongly) worried that the videos of Bieber covering, say, Chris Brown, will be enough to throw lil Justin in the slammer.

Before we go on, can we all pause to look at baby Bieber singing Chris Brown's "With You"? Oh, fer cute.


Anyway, back to the story. As teen idol fans are wont to do, there's been an uprising of Biebermaniacs leaping to the defense of their perfectly coiffed leader, and already a site called FreeBieber.org is asking fans to sign a petition to help poor Biebs get out of this predicament.

Word finally spread to Justin Bieber himself this week during an interview with a Top 40 station in Washington, D.C. When the radio host described Klobuchar's proposed bill to Bieber and told him (inaccurately) that it would send him to jail, the wunderkind first responds that "he should be locked up," then upon learning that Amy is, in fact, a lady, changes his stance to "she needs to know that I'm saying that she should be locked up, put away in cuffs."

Who's in prison NOW, huh?

Klobuchar's camp has already responded with a perfectly reasonable explanation: "Justin Bieber must have been misled about the content of this bill," Klobuchar spokeswoman Brigit Helgen said in a statement. "It's not about people posting their personal work on the web... The bill only covers the intentional commercial theft of things like books, commercial music, and movies, including foreign piracy."

Something tells us that statement won't be enough to sway Beiber's rabid fans, however. FREE BIEBER!

Listen to an audio clip of Bieber talking about Klobuchar here:





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Michael J Cavlan
Michael J Cavlan

Well Folks

Perhaps Justin Beiber or City Pages can support and/or endorseMichael Cavlan RNCandidate US Senate 2012Minnesota Open Progressives

ex-mn-democrat, now ind
ex-mn-democrat, now ind

> It is a very stupid anti-consumer bill and Klobuchar should be ashamed of herself. She obviously has been paid off by lobbyists for the record companies.

Yes, and now who do we have to represent us?  No one.  Welcome to China.  Thanks Klobuchar and Franken.  I actively supported both of you but won't make that mistake again.

Mark
Mark

Citypages didn't do its homework.

It is a very stupid anti-consumer bill and Klobuchar should be ashamed of herself. She obviously has been paid off by lobbyists for the record companies.

Nunya
Nunya

Bieber is an idiot! He needs to shut the hell up.  Anyway.. he Canadian. He has no say on what laws we pass in the US.

And I´ll tell you why he´s an idiot.. it´s because the proposed law would actually benefit HIM!  He loses millions of dollars annually around the world from people pirating his product.  And for those of you that you have a right to take something that someone else is selling and give it away for free... you don´t!  It´s called stealing.  It´s no different that going into a movie theater, recording the movie with a camcorder and selling it on the street.. which btw is exactly what happens in China and around the world every day.That´s what this law is meant to deter.

Momma MN
Momma MN

Young little Justin Bieber needs to learn how to read and read the WHOLE story before he goes bad mouthing an educated elected official. Lesson for you all - Remember to learn ALL the facts before you open your mouth the next time.

Stop
Stop

Klobuchar does need to stop being a complete pushover to copyright lobbyists though.  We didn't elect her to pull that bullshit.

Michaelmacmanus
Michaelmacmanus

So I take it CityPages hasn't actually read the bill, considering the vernacular utilized most certainly would present liability problems for Justin Bieber. They simply wouldn't be enforced upon someone of his stature.

The Klonchar bill is another heinous strike against the freedom of information, and if it takes a few hypeebolic tween stampedes to bring this issue to light than so be it.

Amy should be locked up, but for selling out the rights of her constituents.

Guy
Guy

people under 18 should not be allowed access to the internet.

Michele Bachmann
Michele Bachmann

Facts have a well known liberal bias you know.   Plus you can use statistics to prove anything, 63% of people know that. 

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