Aussie hotel proud of its Justin Bieber graffiti

Aussie hotel proud of its Justin Bieber graffiti

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Canadian singer Justin Bieber arrives for the 2011 Bambi awarding ceremony in Wiesbaden, Germany, on November 10, 2011. The Bambis are the main German media awards and are presented for the 63rd time.AFP PHOTO / DANIEL ROLAND (Photo credit should read DANIEL ROLAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on November 28, 2013 at 9:27 AM

SYDNEY (AP) -- An Australian hotel is declaring itself a graffiti Belieber, despite being at odds with city government.

QT Hotel in the Gold Coast said it gave Justin Bieber permission to spray graffiti on its wall. The Canadian singer and others posted images online showing cartoon faces in fluorescent paint on an outdoor wall at the hotel in Queensland state.

After hearing criticism, the hotel changed its Facebook page cover art Thursday to show Bieber, his graffiti and the declaration: "He asked, and we said YES."

Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate says the city wants it removed. He said the city didn't want "to have graffiti glorified."

In a letter to the hotel, Tate asserted the city can insist on removal of graffiti in private spaces if it's visible from public spaces.
 

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