Justin Bieber is no Banksy, even though one hotel in Australia is treating him as such!
While staying at the QT Hotel in the Gold Coast, Justin Bieber 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 asserted that they had let Bieber spray the outside of their walls, and changed their Facebook page cover art Thursday to show Bieber, his graffiti and the declaration: “He asked, and we said YES.”
The Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate was NOT happy about the QT embracing the illegal act, says the singer risked undermining the city’s efforts to fight graffiti. “The last thing we want is to have graffiti glorified and more young people thinking it’s a cool thing to do,” he said (via Dailynews).
The QT Hotel is defending Bieber as an excellent hotel guest and said it wanted to promote graffiti as an art form. It has also invited artists to share examples of their work to be judged, with select artists being offered a hotel wall they could spray-paint themselves.
To see pics of the Bieb’s graffiti, go HERE!
Who do you think is right- Tate or QT?