Residents of Atlanta's Buckhead Protest Against Justin Bieber Moving Into Their Neighborhood

Neighbors plan to tailgate the Bieber protest with a big grill and tasteful "Yacht Rock tunes."

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The Buckhead Neighborhood Coalition has created a Facebook page dedicated to keep Justin Bieber out of their affluent neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia. This public event page has over 200 people attending the protest that is said to take place on Monday, February 24th at 6 am outside of the property that Bieber was considering to purchase.

Harold White, a longtime Buckhead resident and retiree, was the first to voice his concerns on the Biebs. White told CNN that he is concerned Bieber will bring the "wrong type of element into a quiet, residential area." White's wife had even more to say on the Facebook protest page.

"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. 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.
Thanks for the support!"

It's no secret that Justin Bieber has been in his fair share of controversy lately. The latest post on the protest's Facebook page is Bieber's mugshot from his drag racing and DUI arrest last month.

The neighbor's also speak out on the protest.

Dimes O'dilfer writes," Quick question: will tailgating be allowed at this event on Monday? I have some running buddies who have some accouterments that might be useful. We have a big grill set up, a decent sound system for tasteful Yacht Rock tunes, cornhole boards, pop up tents, seating, etc. Lloyd has a toy hauler that can pull all this gear. We will probably bring some strawberry daiquiri mix too (not that cheap purple syrup Beiber drinks!). If anyone wants to go in on meats we will be happy to provide our grill. My buddy Mark has a dual zone deep-fryer with a large capacity fry bins (can feed around 350 people). What do you guys think? Set up starts at 5 am if ya'll are on board."

To see the Facebook page for yourself, click here

[via CNN]




The Daily News has confirmed that this story was all a hoax. "The Regular Guys" from Atlanta's Rock 100.5 radio show staged the whole protest and lied to media outlets such as CNN to send a clear message to people everywhere: "you shouldn't Beliebe everything you read on the Internet."

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