Justin Bieber Album ‘Purpose’ Illegally Promoted With Graffiti On San Francisco Sidewalks

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Justin Bieber Graffiti San Francisco

By Andrew Shuster |

 Justin Bieber Graffiti San Francisco

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Justin Bieber’s new album Purpose was illegally promoted on San Francisco sidewalks with permanent graffiti, and the now city is trying to track down the culprit. On Monday, City Attorney Dennis Herrera sent a letter to Universal Music Group, the record label behind Purpose, urging the company to help find the person responsible for damaging city property. Herrera said the spray paint used to mark up the streets wouldn’t come off, despite recent rainstorms and, as a result, city workers had to be hired to remove the graffiti.

In his letter to Universal Music Group, Herrera said, “This prohibited marketing practice illegally exploits our city’s walkable neighborhoods and… intentionally creates visual distractions that pose risks to pedestrians.” The city official went on to argue that such unsanctioned street art “irresponsibly tells our youth that likeminded lawlessness and contempt for public property are condoned.”

Right now, it appears the graffiti art in the streets of San Francisco is the handiwork of a fan or a group of Bieber supporters, and not his record label.

As Gossip Cop reported, the track titles for Purpose were first revealed in October through a promotional campaign that had each song name written as graffiti art in different cities around the world. The cities included Sydney, London, Stockholm, Paris, Oslo and Berlin; however, unlike San Francisco, each city approved of the artwork.

Tell Gossip Cop what you think about the city of San Francisco up in arms over Bieber’s new album being illegally promoted with graffiti.


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