Bieber told to clean up his mess

The Gold Coast mayor has sent pop star Justin Bieber a graffiti clean-up kit so he can fix the mess he and his mates left at a local hotel.

Mayor Tom Tate says the pop star and his entourage did something "really, really silly" when they drew cartoon faces in fluorescent paint on a wall at a Surfers Paradise hotel.

Bieber's handiwork includes a Pacman ghost, which was painted in the early hours of Wednesday morning after the star's first Brisbane show.

A photo of the group's artistic offerings was even posted on Instagram and cans of spray paint were left behind for staff at the QT Hotel to clean up, The Courier-Mail reports.

Mr Tate told the paper he was having a graffiti removal kit couriered to the hotel for Bieber to collect and use.

"We've all been young once," he said.

"By the sounds of it, he's gone and done something really, really silly.

"But he's got an opportunity to make good. I'm sending, straight away, one of council's free graffiti kits ...

and I urge him to treat this city the way Gold Coast fans treat him."

Mr Tate said the star's behaviour set a pretty poor example.

"He's admitted to it. He's gone onto his Twitter site and uploaded the shots,'' he said.

"It's disrespectful to be doing graffiti, but to boast about it on social media is just taking it to another level.''

He said Bieber's best assets would be well protected if he did return and use one of the council's clean-up kits to fix his mess.

"I know he's got beautiful eyes. I've got some goggles for him, and some gloves because I know he doesn't want to get his hands dirty,'' he said.

"Do your business in Sydney and come on back and I'll give you a chance to clean it up.''

Even the Queensland attorney-general has weighed in.

"Justin Bieber is a role model to many young people so, if the claims are correct, it is disappointing that he did this without permission," Jarrod Bleijie told the paper.

He said it was up to the hotel to lodge an official complaint.

AAP has contacted the hotel for comment, which says it's been inundated with media calls.


-AAP

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