Eighteen-year-old Megan explains why in a letter posted on the organization’s website after his recent appearance on the Letterman show. Here is just some of what she had to say:
I understand you have recently celebrated your 18th birthday. From one 18-year-old to another, my sincerest happy birthday to you. Another year, another questionable run-in with the paparazzi, and an inspirationally-titled album…you’re on a roll!
So Justin, as I watched Letterman on Friday and admired your opera skills and the creative font of your new Believe tattoo, I pondered how exactly you spent your 18th birthday. Luckily, Mr. Letterman wondered, too.
Alas, there was no tabloid gossip on this one; you just had a get together with friends and family. How wholesome and sweet – very Canadian! Letterman went on to ask you whether you were going to vote, the only new legal thing you can do at 18.
You dutifully responded that you are, in fact, a Canadian citizen. And we appreciated that. We like to claim you as our own. But Letterman didn’t relent there. He went on to ask then, would you vote in Canada? With baited breathe we waited…
Your response? A resounding “Uhhh…”
The letter explains that Bieber told Letterman that since he’s not in Canada, he does not, like, know what’s going on. Writes Megan:
“I threw my towel in as David Letterman pursued the fact you should vote in America, even though you are Canadian. You slightly redeemed, that hypothetically, you would definitely vote in America if you had just turned 18 and were an American citizen. Definitely.”
Megan uses the rest of her letter to urge the pop star to get informed and to empower young Canadians to vote:
“When you tweet “Night Girls,” you get 29,612 replies. Your sphere of influence encompasses the globe! The least you could have done was thrown a little of your influence towards the kids of Canada.”