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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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76.

GABY    

im from argentina the law problem is because biever's bodyguards Hit a paparazzi, not for the Flag. Obviously that not one like what he do With the flag but the law problem is for aNOther thing. desecrating the flag IS NOT a crime in Argentina..

why does he do the same in the last concerts? i mean he cancells them....Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, etc..

239 days ago
77.

?    

Wouldn't be "crime" for throwing the flag on stage..like isn't that some sort of "disrespect" to the country..?

239 days ago
78.

carla    

i'm argentinian...and he is an *******

239 days ago
79.

JustAnotherFatAmerican    

Hang the little douchebag. Do the world a favor.

239 days ago
80.

malcolm56    

They were throwing up training bra's on stage

239 days ago
81.

JP    

What a POS this little sissy is.

239 days ago
82.

Gia    

SHE´s so ****ing mean!

239 days ago
83.

matias    

devolve la plata pedazo de trolo, igual te cagamos tus instrumentos y encontramos tu caja de seguridadcon tus 2300 dolares canadienses, gil veni a buscarlos

239 days ago
84.

matias    

ese pibe es un pobre idiota q se cree q es el mejor y lo unico q es, un pobre boludito q no sabe q hacer y viene a paises de sudamerica a llenarse de plata y faltarnos el respeto pq claro el es el mejor y puede hacer lo q quiere, dejen de darle importancia a ese pobre pibe q no sirve para nada, TMZ es muy visto en Argentina esperamos q hablen de esto ya q fue una verguenza, lo sacaron de un boliche a las 8 de la mañana envuelto en una sabana porque estaba muy duro de haberse tomado toda la cocaina q podia y por eso no termino su show, solo 4 temas

239 days ago
85.

Desde Argentina    

" we're told it wasn't a flag at all ... but rather a T-shirt with the Argentine flag printed on it"

Unless it was an XXXL size tshirt... BUNCH OF LIES! IT WAS A FLAG! MY FRIEND WENT TO THAT CONCERT. You guys need to see the fan videos , that WAS A FLAG.
Or course his people are gonna say it was a tshirt to save his ass

Puras mentiras de los representantes de ese niño!

238 days ago
86.

Yu Lee    

...... and if Justin would have left the SHIRT/flag on the stage floor and an Argentine dancer immediately slips on it, falls over and breaks her skull and ribs, and dies in hospital?

THEN, would u still be writing hate filled stories about Justin?
or would u finally admit that he is right to kick everything off stage!


The question u should have asked is this ......
Why doesn't security throw such people out of the concert ???

237 days ago
87.

josefina    

sorry my English, I'm from Argentina. justin not just mop the floor with our flag, but also canceled without refund the "meet and greet" with a value of $ 1,500, this equates to $ 9,000 pesos, also suspended the second show after 8 songs by "strong food poisoning "lie, was in the electronic music party in the country over the previous night and passed drug ... He was also seen in one of the most prestigious clubs in Buenos Aires the night he canceled his show. A shame.

236 days ago
88.

PinkPopcorn    

Some of people have issues. Wishing death upon someone u don't even know how sad. I fear for society's future ignorance is spreading like a plague. Justin didn't push off the stage in disrespect why would he? Honestly why would he to be a badass? Yeah nothing says badass by pushing a flag off the stage. Stop being ignorant seriously. Justin is a good guy if u think otherwise you are brain washed by the media and a follower.

235 days ago
89.

ceci    

http://www.noticiasorprendente.com/leer/81517/justin-bieber-no-ingresara-a-la-argentina-por-20-anos/

231 days ago
90.

BLUEJAY    

ASK YOU SHELF AND HIS CREW DOES MAKE ANOUNCEMENTS BEFORE THE SHOW TELLING THEM NOT TO THROW ANY THING UP ON STAGE BUT STUPID FANS DO IT ANY WAY. IT WAS DARK THEIR WAS A SHIRT BY THE FLAG SO THEIR HE JUST THOUGHT IT WAS A SHIRT. WHY IS THIS A BIG DEAL. YOU KNOW USA DOESN'T GO AFTER PEOPLE WHO TRASH OUR FLAG IT JUST ANOTHER THING AND I HAVE NOTICE EVERY TIME TMZ TALK **** ABOUT HIM HE GET MORE FOLLOWERS I WONDER WHY.

227 days ago
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