Justin Bieber is now banned in Vienna's trendiest nightclub, and we don't mean his songs. Bieber got himself banned from Passage, one of Europe's trendiest nightclubs, after his bodyguards allegedly smashed the cameras and cell phones of fans in the club.
"Justin Bieber is no longer welcome here," club manager and apparent non-Belieber Joachim Bankel confirmed with the Austrian Times.
Reports suggest mangled phones weren't the only thing that got Bieber banned from the Vienna club. According to management, members of Bieber's crew groped some of the young female fans in the venue, causing them to leave in tears.
It's not often we hear of pop royalty like Justin Bieber getting banned from major nightclubs. Here in the United States, the bars and clubs of Hollywood are known as safe havens for celebrities' bad behavior, with underage stars regularly passing through the velvet ropes and alcohol flowing smoothly down the throats of actors and actresses who will claim the next day to be safe on the wagon.
But Bieber's not in the U.S., and it sounds like he's had a rude awakening while navigating the European nightlife. It was just a few weeks ago, after all, that the singer and his underage friends were turned away from London's Cirque du Soir club on his 19th birthday, causing the Biebs to put the date down in history as the "worst birthday" ever.
With Bieber banned in Vienna's most popular nightclub, we imagine he's getting the message: He's not in Hollywood anymore.
But let's take a look at the club that had the nerve to ban Justin Bieber. Babenberger Passage, known simply as Passage in Vienna, is a futuristic, upscale club constructed underground in what was originally a pedestrian underpass connecting Austria's national art history museum to the Hofburg Palace. The club features a variety of music from disco and R & B to electro and deephouse. A review on Europe's Greatest advises guests to dress up to fit in with the "rather posh" crowd.
Since Bieber made it past the bouncers, we're guessing he managed to put on a shirt that night. But meeting the dress code wasn't enough to keep this American pop star out of trouble in Vienna. If Bieber doesn't want to wind up banned from any more European nightclubs, maybe he should pick up a guidebook before he lets his bodyguards go around smashing locals' personal property. We're pretty sure that's a faux pas everywhere.
The "Bieber Banned In Vienna" headlines add another link to the chain of bad press that's been trailing the "Baby" singer since the start of this year. Amidst a world tour marked by paparazzi scuffles and onstage collapses abroad. This week alone, Bieber has been plagued by photos of a "pot party" thrown in his Calabasas mansion by friend Lil Twist while the Biebs was still on tour along with news that he stands to be prosecuted for allegedly spitting on a neighbor.
And now Bieber's been banned in Vienna. It's hard to say how many of these problems are Justin's own fault, but the fact that the manager of a world famous nightclub was so quick to confirm Justin's banishment isn't doing the recently troubled star any favors.
Poor Justin! Did he try telling them all he wanted was a beauty and a beat?