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Bieber's Crew

Stages Mutiny

Over Japan Concert

5/5/2011 6:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Justin Bieber's scheduled concerts in Japan could be torpedoed because of a crew mutiny ... TMZ has learned.

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Many crew members have flat out refused to go to Japan for two concerts later this month, because they're afraid of the cancer risks from the recent nuclear disaster.  They also fear another earthquake.  Short story -- they are refusing to go to Osaka for a May 17 concert and another concert two days later in Tokyo.

Today in Adelaide, Australia, an angry Scooter Braun -- Justin's manager -- exploded at the crew ... sources who were there tell TMZ.

Braun told the crew, "Man the f**k up and do the right thing by these kids."

But during the meeting -- the 3rd one in 4 days -- members of the crew fired back that it wasn't safe to go and Avril Lavigne and Slash had canceled their Japan concerts.

Scooter said Justin did not want to disappoint the kids who bought tickets and that the Japanese government had given an "all clear" -- that it was safe to be in both cities.

And Scooter noted, Maroon 5 is full steam ahead for its upcoming Japanese concerts.

As of now, there's a stalemate, and the Japanese concerts are in jeopardy.

109 COMMENTS

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61.

Becki     

Hire a Japanese crew. If the Justin is up for it, then just dump the crew and hire others. What a bunch of wimps.

1206 days ago
62.

SKW    

Grow a pair, Justin. (First?)

1206 days ago
63.

PrincessGinger    

@AJ: I do understand that radiation permeates everything. I'm just saying that Osaka does not have the high levels that have been found in and around the site of the accident. I can only speak for myself, but radiation is saving my life (granted it is being given in controlled, measured doses).

1206 days ago
64.

go home!    

Considering the tragedy that happened and all the people still suffering and feeling the effects of the earthquake, it is totally INAPPROPRIATE to go to Japan and have some concert with screaming fans. All Bieber's team cares about is the money obviously.

1206 days ago
65.

John    

People are idiots..... nothing wrong with going to Japan.. figures half of TMZ viewers did not go to school and learn basic science..

1206 days ago
66.

noneofyourbusiness    

It's not about money-Justin has MILLIONS already. He is worried about all the fans that will be so heartbroken. They have already been faced with such terrible cir***stances-he does not want to dissapoint them even more I'm sure. You really think he would risk his own life and the life of his family that travels everywhere with him? I seriously doubt it. Just because he is wealthy does not mean he is stupid as well. Jealous adults sound so very pathetic.

1206 days ago
67.

KemDizzle    

I'm sure there are plenty of unemployed people who would be willing to go in the current crews place.... Next!

1206 days ago
68.

mannequin    

And this would be worse than the disease of Bieber fever?
Slow painful deaths, the both of them.

1206 days ago
69.

DWeaver    

Steve,

I know that you will do nothing more than spew more insults. Still, it seems odd that you are speaking badly about other peoples' intelligence while unable to construct a sentence without using vulgarities and insults. It says a lot more about you than it does about anybody else.

1206 days ago
70.

please    

ZZZZZZZzzzzzz Harvey must be off today.

1206 days ago
71.

MP    

I do not believe what the Japanese government says. I think they have downplayed the radiation levels and I can understand the crew's reservations. Osaka is about 350 miles from Fukushima. There are some people in this country who are concerned about Japan's radiation and that distance is an entire ocean.

1206 days ago
72.

Xander    

Is there anyway to volunteer to replace his crew? Just seems incredibly sucky that someone in Osaka might not get to go to a concert they have been looking forward to because an earthquake that happened months ago damaged a power plant 350 miles away (or the distance from Los Angeles to San Francisco).

1206 days ago
73.

smashley    

in that case do the show for free.... dont make these people shell out $ to see this they've suffered enough.

1206 days ago
74.

PhilipMarkum    

Beiber is unpopular purely because he's an Obama left wing tool who wants to pay the government for every mile he drives:

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/159397-obama-floats-plan-to-tax-cars-by-the-mile

1206 days ago
75.

jack-55d79    

I would. It's an awful nuclear accident. But provided I was far away from the exclusion zone, I wouldn't be worried. The risks are quite real, but it's not like Chernobyl/Pripyat where huge volumes of fuel were caught in a convection loop from the heat of the fuel, and pulled high into the atmostphere. The risk is much more localised because heavier isotopes don't travel far unless thrown very far into the air. Chernobyl dumped crap all over Europe and further. What happened in Japan is really bad, and really bad for Japan, but requires risk assessment with a level head. A good way outside of the exclusion zone the risks from iodine isotopes, many with half life in days, and the rest is comparable to radon:

http://www.personal.psu.edu/mtb208/Geog_483/Project_4/report_files/epa_radonpot.jpg

Or other naturally occuring radiation risks people don't worry about, because they're not aware of them.

That's not to say I trust what Tokyo Electric have said about the accident in the past, just on the balance of probabilities if they were lying now there are enough academic and other nuclear detectors to have shown they were still lying. This sort of nuclear disaster will render large chunks of land surrounding the reactor unsafe, but beyond that the risk diminishes rapidly.

1206 days ago
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