Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are talked about practically everywhere they go. One place they likely never expected to come up as a topic of conversation, however, is the House of Representatives, but that's exactly what happened on Wednesday. The Boyfriend and the Love You Like A Love Song singers found themselves in the midst of the subject at hand, as discussed by Illinois Rep. Luis GutiÃ©rrez.
According to a report from FOX News, the issue at hand was Arizona's newly upheld SB1070 "Show Me Your Papers" law. GutiÃ©rrez explained that "the law is a problem for every American who believes that people should not be judged by how they look, their accent, or the spelling of their name." And to prove the point that the law isn't a just one, he decided to give everyone present a quiz called, "Who's the Immigrant?"
The first examples used in the quiz were Geraldo Rivera and Ted Koppel. GutiÃ©rrez insinuated that Rivera would be assumed by Arizona lawmakers to be of another nationality rather than an American citizen. Instead, Ted Koppel, who looks as American as apple pie, was actually born in England after his parents escaped Nazi Germany.
Next up were photos of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez.
"I'm sure Justin helped Gomez learn all about American customs and feel more at home in her adopted country," GutiÃ©rrez said. "Oh, wait a minute, I'm sorry because I'm not a trained Arizona official, I somehow got that backwards. Actually Ms. Gomez of Texas has helped Mr. Bieber of Canada learn about his adopted country."
"Justin, when you perform in Phoenix, remember to bring your papers," he added.
The point in this game was to show the members of the House of Representatives that despite what the proponents of this law believe, "the idea that any government official can determine who belongs in America and who doesn't simply by looking at them is completely ridiculous, unfair, and un-American."
Do you think Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez had any idea whatsoever that their names and their faces were used at the House of Representatives today? That must be a first for the two of them. Hopefully someone cuts out a news report so they can file it in their life scrapbooks.
Do you suppose Justin and Selena got a kick out of knowing they were talked about regarding an Arizona law? Or do you think given their ages and their celebrity status that they really don't care one way or the other?
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