While we normally don't care whether or not Justin Beiber wakes up and takes a breath each morning, it is unfortunate news when the teen pop idol is gifted a six-figure plug-in hybrid produced by one of the world's best designers, and then proceeds to wrap it in chrome, stick on some fuscia LEDs and drive it around on giant black wheels.

Celebrity-stalking site TMZ caught the Beiber taking his one true love, the also-famous-for-reasons-beyond-our-comprehension Selena Gomez, to Chick-fil-A in the reflective Karma. The editors at TMZ seem to agree with us that Bieber's treatment of his Karma is criminal, but were surprised to discover that chroming one's car is well within the rule of law.

That doesn't mean the Bieb's daily driver is entirely copacetic, as the tiny strip of fuscia LEDs installed under the front grille violate California law. It also violates the laws of good taste, but that's just our opinion.


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      marcopolo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well this is sure to bring all the old, anti-Beiber cranks out indignantly huffing and puffing! Actually, it's a very cunning publicity ploy for a teen idol who was in danger of being too bland. Remember, (or look it up) when John Lennon famously painted his Rolls Royce in psychedelic colours, prompting indignant demands for him to be flogged? The Karma is really becoming the car of the young and newly rich.
        EZEE
        • 2 Years Ago
        @marcopolo
        Thats John Lennon. He cold do what he wanted. Cause he was John Lennnon. This is Justin Bieber.
          marcopolo
          • 2 Years Ago
          @EZEE
          @Ezee, Some would say that John Lennon was a wise man because he said 'Give peace a chance' ! But, then again he also said 'I am an eggman, I am the Walrus', and believed that staying in bed with Yoko for one week was an effective means of demostrating against war....., So, maybe not !
        DarylMc
        • 2 Years Ago
        @marcopolo
        "The Karma is really becoming the car of the young and newly rich." Thank goodness. If he did that to a Tesla I'd being joining the cry to have the person responsible flogged:)
        2 Wheeled Menace
        • 2 Years Ago
        @marcopolo
        For me, i'm more interested in green cars than celebrity / political news lightly related to green cars. Bit surprised that more folks don't feel like their intelligence is insulted by articles like this, stuff from fox news, hybrid downtalking, etc.. Come to think of it, a lot of the more intelligent commenters are gone. Go read some ol' articles from 2008-2009. It's not about bieber.
          marcopolo
          • 2 Years Ago
          @2 Wheeled Menace
          @2WM Oh, lighten up ! Justin Beiber is just the newest addition to a long line of teen idols in popular culture. Many of his fans will grow up to be the owners (or more importantly, girlfriends of owners) of EV's and EREV's. Justin Beiber's influence is not unimportant when it comes to selling luxury sports cars to the younger set. Not every ABG article needs to be grimly earnest !
      pmpjunkie
      • 2 Years Ago
      As if TMZ had any class to start with. This reminds me why I haven't watched TV in years.
      Bryan Lund
      • 2 Years Ago
      And I wonder if he'll also play Coldplay instead of Foghat on his Fisker's music platter.
      Letstakeawalk
      • 2 Years Ago
      On FiskerBuzz many owners are saddened by Beiber's taste, but OTOH relieved that now they won't be mistaken for him at stoplights. For those complaining about chrome plating, relax. This is a vinyl wrap.
        DarylMc
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Letstakeawalk
        Letstakeawalk Hands down best comment. Makes up for the 60 seconds of pain watching the clip
      Uebermensch
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is in the "Green Culture" category. It sure is news to me that chrome plating is "green".
      hahiran
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is the funniest thing I've seen all week. It should be paired with another one in matte black with chrome wheels. Incredible.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Note the student driver sign in the back window....
      Grendal
      • 2 Years Ago
      Justin is like 14 years old. Of course he would chrome his Karma. He probably likes his Hot Wheels in chrome too. Not a big surprise - nor is it news unless ABG has a large segment of tweens they are catering to. Next we'll have an article on what Robert Pattinson drives...
        Not Rappaport
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Grendal
        Robert who?
        EVSUPERHERO
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Grendal
        More than 14 years if age as he legally drives.
        Spec
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Grendal
        Well, another Twilight star, Taylor Lautner, apparently also drives a Karma. http://www.toofab.com/2012/04/09/tayor-lautner-fisker-karma-justin-bieber-car-photos/
      Anderlan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow it's a blingy Naboo spacecraft from Phantom Menace incarnate! I guess this makes Selena Gomez Princess Amedala.
        EZEE
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Anderlan
        that was downvoted? Come one, that ship was the best part of that movie. Or wait....was that the one where her shirt is partially ripped off? That was pretty cool too.
          Letstakeawalk
          • 2 Years Ago
          @EZEE
          I'm not sure what you're getting on about? Was that a movie or something? Seems strange, I'm a huge Star Wars fan, but I've never heard of this "Phantom Menace"... ;) http://redlettermedia.com/plinkett/star-wars/star-wars-episode-1-the-phantom-menace/ http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/1308231/would_george_lucas_approve_of_the_star_wars_machete_order.html
      Human
      • 2 Years Ago
      Do humans actually WATCH this show? I think i lost 10 IQ points just watching this clip. Wow.
        Spiffster
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Human
        Umm, why did Human get voted down for knocking TMZ? That show is garbage, and a complete waist of time... those of you that into other people's lives need to get one of your own starting right... NOW! This article was slightly amusing and a little sad at the same time. Back to actual green news ABG...
        Marco Polo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Human
        @Human You watched the clip?
      EZEE
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dear ABG You made up a lot of ground with that opening sentence. We don't care of he breaths either. Thank you. Easy-E
      Actionable Mango
      • 2 Years Ago
      I still don't understand how chroming an entire car is legal. Imagine driving behind that at night with your headlights reflecting right back at you.
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