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Justin Bieber

'I Would Never Trash Argentina's Flag!'

11/14/2013 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Justin Bieber
could face prison time if officials in Argentina decide to nail him for treating the country's flag like a dirty rag at a recent concert ... but Bieber's camp tells TMZ it was never his intention to desecrate the national symbol.

During a concert in Buenos Aires on Saturday ... Bieber appeared to use his mic stand to mop the floor with a flag that had been thrown onstage by a fan ... and video of the incident continues to fuel Argentinian anger.

A rep for Justin tells TMZ ... Bieber would never, ever desecrate a flag -- and the whole thing is a giant misunderstanding.  We're told that female fans were throwing bras and t-shirts on stage -- which is pretty typical -- and Justin was merely trying to brush them off the stage so he wouldn't step on them.

As for the flag ... we're told it wasn't a flag at all ... but rather a T-shirt with the Argentine flag printed on it and Justin didn't realize the item sported the national symbol.

We spoke to diplomatic officials at embassies in Buenos Aires and in Washington ... they tell us people are PISSED by what they perceive as Justin's disrespect for Argentina. One lawyer in Cordoba has reportedly filed legal papers denouncing Bieber for "insulting the flag."

Still ... it's highly unlikely Justin will be going to jail for his actions ... there's no indication authorities will charge him -- even though desecrating the flag IS a crime in Argentina punishable by 1 to 4 years in prison.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Ban this little brat from the U.S. just for the hell of it

309 days ago
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Ckwiz911    

Oh please let the little punk pay dearly... Bieber is a joke. With all the stuff he gets afar with one day his time will come. I hope the time is now....

309 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

Gotta love how his peoples excuse it always the same. Hes an idiot and doesn't know anything about anything. His pissed in a mop bucket. He thought it would be funny he didn't know anything. hes just a kid. he spray paints a random wall. cops get pissed biebers people rush him out and say he didn't know he thought it was ok. hes just a idot. He goes to a brothel and takes home girls that later post pictures of him sleeping on thier way out which you even post but ignore the fact he was photographed leaving the brother all over the internet. Because hes just a kid, and he doesnt know any better, hes a s**t for brains picking up diseases. Its ok We'll get him shots that will probably make him really ill. Oh ya better canel those concerts he had planned.. its ok his fans are morons they'll understand. He desecrates a countrys flag. oh he didn't know. ya I know it was 2 feet in front of his face and flying all over the place but he didn't know hes just a moron.
Whats next? Oh he raped and killed that 12 year old girl? Well come on officer hes just a kid, he didn't know any better. ehh kids heh? he learned his lesson. no more raping and killing minors.
How many chances does this chump get?
Why are his fans his fans after seeing who he is?

309 days ago
4.

People Annoy Me    

That's no shirt. ANYONE with a pair of eyes can tell that's not a shirt at all.
Bieber's people aren't very smart, are they?

309 days ago
5.

tgrfan42069    

ok most of the females at his shows are 12-16 years old.they throw their bras at him.then wonder why they get the slut label

309 days ago
6.

Bob    

He looks like a cross dresser in this clip. I don't care if he is, just commenting on what I saw. His attempt at singing in the beginning of the video sounds like a walrus on a roller coaster, or at least what I would imagine it sounds like.

309 days ago
7.

J    

Wait......Did he have to sleep on the streets after NO OTHER hotels would accommodate him? Oh....he got another hotel in less than 5 minutes. Okay move along.

309 days ago
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pappageorgeio    

He Keeps Telling Those Retards To REFRAIN From Throwing Stuff On Stage! Obviously That is Too Intelligent of a Word Because They all Cont To Do it! It's What They Get, Wrong Right Or In Diff!

309 days ago
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Reg    

FFS, When are these (nubiles) going to realise that their (shtick) is just not cutting the mustard?
LMFAOOOO, TRY HARDS R US.

309 days ago
10.

streetwalker    

Yeah, Justin would never spit on his fans either right? Oh wait it was caught on camera..

309 days ago
11.

C-MAN    

Beat him up, trample him and use his face to mop his own sh!t.

309 days ago
12.

Gordon    

I think they're getting upset over the wrong thing...have they not heard his music?

309 days ago
13.

Brian    

I say fry him. Someone needs to put this punk away already. Stop letting him get off just because he didn't know.

309 days ago
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smileandshine    

I'm not a Bieber fan! But I think people are over reacting with this just as he said a misunderstanding from the video look's like he never knew there was a flag on the shirt. Bieber haters will go heavy on this, and so called big eyes on the $$$. Accident do happen.

309 days ago
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mike53051    

As much as I dislike this kid...it most certainly doesn't look like he was "mopping" the stage with anything. It look more like he was using the microphone stand to simply remove the trip hazard.

309 days ago
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