Justin Bieber's arrest on Thursday for driving under the influence and drag racing has once again brought to the fore the dangers of speeding, and how celebrities are often placing their lives in danger by being reckless.
Since Bieber's arrest, microblogging site Twitter has been abuzz with messages from Beliebers, as Bieber fans are called, urging the Canadian teen to be careful and not end up like Paul Walker, who died on Nov. 30 in a high-speed car crash.
"I swear if justin bieber were to die my life's over. That's it, it's just over. I already lost Paul Walker I couldn't do it," a tweet read, while another added that it was better to be arrested than dead.
"Better to see Justin Bieber just end up In jail vs. ending up like my dude Paul Walker..," the message read.
In the meantime, Bieber's father, Jeremy, has come under a lot of criticism for not ensuring the safety of his son. According to Mail Online, Jeremy was not only in the car alongside Bieber when the 19-year-old was arrested, but he also helped block off a residential street so that Bieber could drag race.
A source told Mail Online: "Jeremy was in an SUV next to Justin when the cops turned up. It's fair to say Jeremy is not a great influence - he certainly enjoys and takes advantage of his son's money and lifestyle."
Bieber fans, too, believe that Jeremy is not a good influence on the teenager, who has of late been in the news for egging a neighbor's house, speeding, and abusing drugs.
"Why aren't you f***ing helping your son? He could've been dead by now and you know that, right?!" a fan of Bieber's wrote on Jeremy's Instagram page.
Responding to Jeremy's tweet saying he loves his children, another fan wrote: "did you also love it when you helped close off the roads so ur son could dragrace & watch him get arrested?"