Argentines outraged over video showing Justin Bieber mopping stage with their flag
In this image taken from video posted to YouTube by Ale Coutinho, Justin Bieber appears to mop the stage with an Argentinian flag.
Michael Warren, The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:52PM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, November 13, 2013 2:10PM EST
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentines are expressing outrage over the latest scandal to emerge from Justin Bieber's wild tour through Buenos Aires, saying the way he treated the Argentine flag shows he has no respect for his fans or the country.
Videos from Saturday night's concert show how Bieber reacted when fans tossed two Argentine flags onto the stage. Most musicians on world tours usually hold up the flags in appreciation to their fans.
Not 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.
Bieber's manager Scooter Braun tweeted that Bieber will be back 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.