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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:26 PM
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Crew members on Justin Bieberís tour refuse go to Japan for shows because of radiation
http://www.blackbookmag.com/article/justin-biebers-crew-mutinies-over-japan-trip/25756


May 05, 2011

Justin Bieberís Crew Mutinies Over Japan Trip Justin Bieber's crew is staging a mutiny over the prospect of the heartthrob's tour going to Japan. The tour is currently in Australia, where some crew members told manager Scooter Braun that they wouldn't go to Osaka and Tokyo on May 17 for fear of radiation from the recent nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi. Braun told the crew, "Man the fuck up and do the right thing by these kids." Sounds like a melodramatic TV movie.


During this same meeting, the traitorous crew pointed out that Avril Lavigne and Slash, of all people, had canceled their Japan tours. Braun fired back that Maroon 5 hadnít canceled theirs. The two sides are still at loggerheads, and the status of Bieberís Japan tour is up in the air. A bunch of cowards, all of them! Japan has had a terrible spring and Japanese tweens deserve to see the Bieber. MORE AT LINK
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:31 PM
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1. Considering how much Japan has suffered, Bieber, Slash, and Levigne SHOULD stay away.
Hasn't Japan suffered enough you assholes?
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:34 PM
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5. Poor Justin was egged a few days ago at a concert!
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 07:34 PM
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17. He is a gentle and kind person, so I hope the eggs were for his shitty "art" and not his personhood
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 09:59 PM
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18. It's in the article
and no doubt on the fan sites in detail, that does seem like an uncalled for act
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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:36 PM
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The only reply needed for this thread... + 563
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:39 PM
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10. That was spot on
but I imagine he has hoardes of tweens dying to see him, we just don't understand..
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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:46 PM
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13. We need to save them from themselves
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 07:33 PM
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16. lol - thanks!
:rofl:
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 02:21 PM
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15. their arrogance is only exceeded by their ignorance...
Yes.. please stay away... (from me, too)
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Modern_Matthew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:31 PM
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2. I don't blame them. nt
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wtbymark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:32 PM
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3. If they said "do it or your fired" I'd sue for danger pay
I wouldn't touch that gig, triatorous roadies? Sounds like they're smarter than the producer who only has dollar signs in his eyes.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:33 PM
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4. So doing the right thing for kids now means selling them overpriced tickets
to see a minimally talented pop star?
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:35 PM
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6. I am sure there are unemployed roadies in Japan who could use the work. n/t
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:36 PM
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9. What about security issues?
You can't trust anyone these days! It's the Bieb!
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Autumn Colors Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:41 PM
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11. +1,000 (nt)
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:36 PM
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7. My elderly mother goes to Japan every year
I haven't the heart to tell her this year will not be a good one. Probably she would be safe enough, but the family has more significant things to worry about than dealing with a visit from their American relative. It's very sad all around.

I can't fault people for making decisions based on health.
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Autumn Colors Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:36 PM
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8. The "traitorous crew"??????
Edited on Fri May-06-11 01:39 PM by Autumn Colors
F**k that crap. My ex-husband is a drum tech ("roadie") and I sure as hell wouldn't want him going over there. Screw that. The way the officials/media keep backpedalling on just how much radiation is in the air, soil, water ... who knows if they're telling the truth.

EDIT: Good idea posted upthread. Hire local Japanese crew for those shows.

EDIT #2: Most crew members are 1099ers (read: self-employed) which means "buy your own private insurance". Don't blame ANY of them for not wanting to risk their health anyway, but keep in mind they each probably pay 100% of their own health insurance, too.
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:55 PM
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14. Note that the gossip writer used that term...
and just because it is true, I will say that Beiber is in fact the only major performer I have ever heard talk about the health insurance issues his crew faces. I heard him mention that subject, and I've never heard anyone else even mention that their crew even exists. I give him a point for even knowing that his American crew is not insured and mentioning it to a journalist.
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northoftheborder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:45 PM
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12. I'll bet the crew has no health insurance. They are smart to mutiny. The truth about the health...
....dangers are not being broadcast. Inside whistleblowers get the truth out occasionally via the internet.....
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Autumn Colors Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-11 06:46 AM
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19. They might, but they would have bought it themselves
Crew are normally paid via 1099 (self-employed/independent contractors) and buy their own private insurance. When my ex (a drum tech) and I were still married, we had to buy our own because I was also self-employed and it cost us about $800 a month (I was in my 40s and he was/is in his 50s)!!
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