Justin Bieber had a birthday recently, and the festivities didn’t go quite as smoothly as planned.
Bieber showed up to club Cirque Du Soir in London on March 1 with his friends, 14-year-old Jaden Smith and 17-year-old Ella Paige Roberts Clarke, his rumored girlfriend. Both Smith and Roberts Clarke were denied admittance to the club because they are underage, even though it was Bieber’s 19th birthday party.
Bieber claimed that being denied admittance to the club made it the “worst birthday,” but it’s hard to feel bad for him since he was, after all, just being asked to abide by normal age policies that most people don’t have the privilege of ignoring.
“We, like all clubs in London, operate a strict age policy,” a club spokesman told E! News. “As a few of the members of the party were under the suitable age of 18, the security team at Cirque De Soir, London clearly explained this rule and refused entry to the club for anyone who could not provide us with adequate proof of age. Justin Bieber visits Cirque Du Soir regularly, and he and his friends are always welcome, as long as the members of the group are legally old enough to enter the club. This was simply a matter of regulation that we must adhere to.”
That’s refreshing. Apparently celebrities don’t always get special privileges after all.
The spokesman continued, “We are very sorry, and understand it’s his birthday, but our hands are tied with local authorities and rules we need to follow as a club to keep our license. We clearly didn’t want to give him the ‘worst birthday.’ He is a friend and previously was always welcomed with open arms.”
Sorry Justin. Better luck next year.