Justin Bieber Gets Unwanted Publicity In Fisker Karma

Fisker has enjoyed recognition when high-profile people endorse its Karma but attention Justin Bieber is receiving after evading paparazzi in his chromed plug-in car is undoubtedly unwanted.

An LA City Councilman said his running through traffic with a car or two closely following him looked like he was doing 100 mph and barely in control.

“As I watched, I was anticipating a crash,” Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine told ABC News of the Friday incident. “It was chaos. Total willful wanton disregard for people on the roadway.”

Obviously this should not have any real bearing on Fisker, but it would probably prefer having no more controversy or notoriety from famous drivers doing allegedly crazy things in its products. In recent months, the startup has worked to improve a pock-marked public relations record, and trending Web news today has the politician saying he thinks the Karma driver should be arrested.

Bieber was pulled over by California Highway Patrol after Zine called 9-1-1 and the singer was cited for driving over 65 mph, with an investigation following.

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ABC News reports Zine had been a police officer for 33 years and as a public official he decried Bieber’s alleged driving of the car Bieber was given by his manager for his 18th birthday – which he later had chromed.

This is not the first time Bieber has had issues with photographers or reporters aiming to get a marketable picture of him in his daily life in this car or his previous “Batmobile” Cadillac CTS-V.

Bieber has also had an allegedly angry and somewhat physical confrontation with a photographer trying to take pictures of him with actress Selena Gomez, and he’s been pulled over several times for various infractions in the Cadillac before.

“It’s hard to blame solely the paparazzi,” said Mark Geragos, an attorney who’s not working on the case on “Good Morning America.” “Bieber drives a car that attracts quite a bit of attention. Pictures of that will bring money to paparazzi if they see it and sell the pictures, especially of him in the car.”

The court of public opinion is now deliberating the actions of the young singer in his extra-conspicuous Karma. It is further believed that after the pull-over, as many as five cars continued the pursuit on California Highway 101.

Somewhere in this, Bieber is believed to have called 9-1-1, identifying himself as the driver of a Fisker, not being forthright in explaining why he said five cars were following him, and identifying himself as Justin Johnson.

ABC News


  • Jesse Bakerq

    Send him back to Canada…

  • Sally

    we don’t want him back.

  • chris anderson

    What a idiot!

  • Sharon Joseph

    He’s driving in the fast lane & talking on the cell phone…I guess HIS excuse to break the law is overlooked? Wonder if any of us “regular people” get away with ANY excuse? Don’t want to be followed, don’t drive a in a target!! Grow up, big boy!

  • MrEnergyCzar

    It’s hard to believe the attention is unwanted with that crazy mirrored paint job….

    MrEnergyCzar

  • Anonymous

    He is so wack…

  • Shameme Adams

    That car is the most beautiful car I have ever seen-WELL DONE Justy!!, love your taste!. My dream is to meet you someday and I’ll NEVER give up!. x

  • Anonymous

    He is just a spoiled brat kid. He could kill someone on the highway for reckless driving need to give him a lesson make him responsible for his actions there are not excuse for his behavior. He could pull on the side of the road and call 911. He just violates another law talking on the phone when he is driving. What a role model for the rest of Kids and they Idol him.

  • Anonymous

    He is just a spoiled brat kid. He could kill someone on the highway for reckless driving need to give him a lesson make him responsible for his actions there are not excuse for his behavior. He could pull on the side of the road and call 911. He just violates another law talking on the phone when he is driving. What a role model for the rest of Kids and they Idol him.