Justin Bieber paints graffiti Canadian flag in Bogotá, makes plea for Chris Brown

‘Free Breezy,’ writes the pop star

In the world of graffiti art, Justin Bieber is no Banksy. The Canadian pop idol wasn’t hiding in the dark of the night after a performance in Bogotá, Colombia, when he sprayed the image of a Canadian flag (adding a green marijuana plant to enclose the iconic maple leaf). Instead, a police escort surrounded Bieber when he also took time to write “Free Breezy,” his plea for U.S. police to free his new friend and infamous singer, Chris Brown, who is currently in jail on a felony assault charge.

Colombians, however, are not upset at Bieber’s artistic work. Instead, they are angry about the hypocrisy of police protecting him while doing graffiti, when a 16-year-old local was shot by police two years ago for doing the same thing.

Diego Felipe Becerra was killed by police in August 2011 while spraying graffiti in northern Bogota, according to local media outlets. Autopsy reports stated Becerra had paint on his hands and was shot in the back. The killing was condemned by the United Nations and the police officers involved are currently under investigation.

“While graffiti artists here in Colombia get attacked and thrown into jail by the police, an international artist is escorted by the same police to do his art,” stated Becerra’s father to a local radio station, according to Colombia Reports. Bieber’s biggest shock reportedly came when a local media crew showed up to capture him on camera.




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Justin Bieber paints graffiti Canadian flag in Bogotá, makes plea for Chris Brown

  1. It is disturbing how such things float merrily by the mainstream media, leaving a mere whiff of vague interest. Kids getting shot for graffiti, while Bieber gets special celebrity treatment for the same thing?!

  2. This spoiled no talent brat just sickens me. He is an embarrassment to Canada. The sooner he is out of the scene the better, no matter the means. Personally I think he will be found dead in a motel room somewhere from an overdose. That just can’t happen quick enough.

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  3. What does the Biebs have against Rihanna?

  4. He’s not doing anything wrong. He is growing up , what we all did in our time! Don’t be biased and leave him alone. He is great

    • maybe only you did that before but the rest of us who have done something with our lives have not also why should you side with him if he got away scot free by the police and others are jailed or die because of it!?

  5. This story is BS. There are sanctioned places for graffiti there and that is where he did it. It is amazing how gullible people are. Just because the media prints it does NOT means its true kids! It used to be that way, but sadly, not anymore. THAT is what should be illegal.

    • It’s not allowed to make graffitis in that tunnel. Trust me, it’s my city.

  6. WTF police? You can rip your balls off and shoot your mutilated balls until you hit bolt lock!

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