UPDATE: As Creative Loafing suspected, this protest was not organized by a real neighborhood group. This was the work of some radio guys via Rock 100.5/Atlanta's The Regular Guys.
Behold, this is the multi-million dollar manse that pint-sized chanteur Justin Bieber allegedly wants to buy. But Buckhead residents aren't so into the plan, hence the protest that has been organized by the Facebook group called the Buckhead Neighborhood Coalition. Picket signs were scheduled to begin popping up at 6 am at the street corner just down from this manse asking $10,950,000. The 16,000 square foot abode has seven bedrooms and is described as the" Ferrari of luxury real estate in Atlanta." While Curbed has no further evidence that the Beibs is placing an offer or even looked at the house, what we do have is an explantion for the protest.
Here's the text from the protest's official facebook page.
As a community here in Buckhead, we have worked hard to achieve our goals and get to where we are. Justin Bieber's relocation to Atlanta can be nothing but bad for our children, as well as the community. Some can't even let their children play in the driveway without fear; he has raced vehicles under the influence, before. What's to say he won't do it again? As a home owner down the street from this residence, one can assume many people will be contacting real estate agents soon enough.
At least one organization is highly suspicious of the protest. A Creative Loafing writer points out "no one I've talked to in the neighborhood has ever heard of the 'Buckhead Neighborhood Coalition.'" To wich we say, hey protesters! Are you out there? If you can hear us, please email the Curbed Atlanta tipline. Be sure to include a photo of your protest sign. · Protest Justin Bieber Moving to Buckhead [Facebook]
· So about that Justin Bieber protest in Buckhead... [Creative Loafing]
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