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Teenager charged with egging Bieber

By | Published on Friday 6 May 2011

Justin Bieber

An Australian teenager has been arrested after pelting the stage at a Justin Bieber gig last Friday with eggs. It turns out, though, that throwing eggs at a pop star is not actually illegal, so they’ve got him on charges of breaking and entering, trespassing and malicious damage instead.

Yes, this news answers the question that was on everyone’s lips: Why would you buy a ticket to see Justin Bieber just to throw eggs at him. Answer: We don’t know, but this guy didn’t. The teenager, who cannot be named, broke into Acer Arena in Sydney via the roof. He appeared at the Sydney Children’s Court yesterday and was released on bail. He will return to enter a plea next month.

Here’s the inevitable YouTube video documenting the attack.

In other Bieber news, TMZ reports that some members of his road crew are refusing to go to Japan for the next leg of the singer’s world tour, citing fears that they will all get cancer from radiation. The shows are in Tokyo and Osaka, rather than on the site of the Fukushima nuclear power station, which was seriously damaged in the earthquake and tsunami that his Japan in March of course, but they seem to think the whole country is now coated in bright green nuclear waste, or something.

The crew apparently pointed out that Avril Lavigne and Slash had both pulled out of shows in the country for the same reason, but, according to TMZ, Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun informed them all that they should “man the fuck up and do the right thing by these kids”, as well as noting that Maroon 5 are fearlessly touring Japan right now.