Argentines lash out following Bieber’s treatment of state flag
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA Argentines are outraged by the latest scandal to emerge from Justin Bieber’s wild tour through Buenos Aires, saying the way he treated the Argentine flag on stage shows he has no respect for his fans or the country.
Videos from Saturday night’s concert show how Mr. Bieber reacted when fans tossed two Argentine flags onto the stage.
Most musicians on world tours usually hold up the flags in appreciation.
Not Mr. Bieber. The videos show him treating the flags like dirty rags, using his shoes and then a microphone stand to sweep them off the stage.
Mr. Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun tweeted that Mr. Bieber will return to Argentina.
He might want to think carefully on that: Insulting Argentina’s flag is a crime punishable by up to four years in prison.
Videos show Justin Bieber, seen here in Philadelphia, disrespecting Argentine flags during a concert in Buenos Aires, a crime punishable by up to four years in prison.