Although Justin Bieber counts his fans in the millions these days, he probably lost a few admirers in Mexico late in the week. As previously reported by Inquisitr, and other news outlets, the Bieb was unceremoniously ejected from a Mayan archaeological site after a weird incident that allegedly involved alcohol and a portion of Justin’s naked posterior.
Celebrity news and gossip clearing house TMZ reports that Justin Bieber left Mexico via private jet on Friday after the above-noted hullabaloo unfolded at the sacred site in Tulum, Mexico. According to witnesses, Bieber apparently entered the grounds with an open container of beer, climbed onto some rocks and pulled his pants down in front of others visitors. The TMZ account further indicates that the platinum award-winning artist was verbally abusive with staff when he was instructed to leave the premises.
It is worth noting that beer is not permitted at the site, according to New York Daily News, and Bieber was required to dispose of his alcoholic beverage before entering. Nevertheless, some outlets, including Jezebel, suggest that Bieber was already intoxicated by that point.
Page Six writer Bryan Hood expressed uncertainty whether it was Justin Bieber’s conduct in climbing ruins in a restricted area or his brief display of his behind that prompted his ejection, but a high-ranking official affiliated with the location indicated that both factors figured prominently in the situation.
Mexico’s Director of the National Institute of Anthropology and History, Adriana Velazquez-Morlet, confirmed the incident and explained the reaction of officials who responded to the alleged disturbance by Bieber and his entourage.
“We have a very strict policy of conservation and respect of the Mexican cultural heritage that applies equally to all our visitors, whether or not they’re famous,” said Velazquez-Morlet in comments re-published by Teen Vogue.
Earlier in the week, Justin Bieber toured a different archaeological site in Mexico without incident. Nathalie Leño, a representative from Jungla Maya Park, praised Bieber’s conduct during the visit, noting that the singer was on his best behavior at the time.
“[Bieber] expressed a lot of interest in the work we do to preserve the environment,” Leño said in comments shared by NBC News. “He was completely respectful, and he participated in the welcoming ceremony performed by a local shaman.”
Bieber was very enthusiastic regarding his recent travels in Mexico, chronicling his adventures via Instagram.
The mooning incident further adds to a laundry list of unsavory exploits by Bieber throughout Latin America over the years, including a 2013 incident in which he was allegedly involved in spray painting graffiti in Brazil. In Argentina, Justin Bieber was accused of instructing his bodyguards to rough up a photographer outside of a nightclub. Bieber has also upset fans and promoters by ending concerts early at a couple of South American venues, according to NBC News.
TMZ indicated that Justin Bieber was ultimately not ordered to leave Mexico and departed the country of his own accord. He will be abroad again later this year, crossing to the Atlantic for a big tour.
— Fahlo (@OfficialFahlo) January 7, 2016
Justin Bieber is promoting his forthcoming tour on Twitter, so the folks over in Europe can’t say they weren’t warned.
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