The Bieber Buckhead Protest is Radio Prank Jokes [Update]

Buckhead Coalition president Sam Massell has been fielding phone calls from all over the place about a move to protest Justin Bieber moving into the Buckhead neighborhood in Atlanta.

He tells AccessAtlanta:

This so-called Buckhead Neighborhood Coalition is something we’re not aware of. We’ve never heard of them.

We’ve had calls from CNN, from the UK, from the daily newspaper in Canada. It’s made international news. There are so many other things more important to concentrate on. This too shall pass.

The Bieber protest turned out to be a joke radio prank.


According to AccessAtlanta, turns out the Facebook group was all just a radio prank by radio guys via Rock 100.5/Atlanta’s The Regular Guys, although it did attract more than 500 fans and some legitimate comments from actual Buckhead residents. The handful of protesters attended the event were radio interns.

Justin Bieber Protester in Buckhead Atlanta 4

The event staged by the Regular Guys morning show. Interns dressed in suits and tie paraded around with signs. The protest was not organized by a real neighborhood group.

Regular guys on Rock 100.5

The Regular Guys host Steve Rickman told E! News:

We just sent tweets out, and that’s it—just social media. We did not send press releases or anything like that to our local affiliates. We’re really not trying to, you know, burn everybody—we’re just doing something fun.

We just did it as a fun thing. I mean it spun completely [out of control] We’re blown away. It’s a home run when you’re a morning radio show.

  • Kalani

    Can’t believe his bday is in 7 days. Hope those snakes slither back in there holes.

  • Kalani

    I love commenting on here about Justin.

  • Kalani

    So in another words the stories about The protest were fake.

  • thatgirl99

    this is RETARDED

  • m l

    I think all this bad boy talk about Justin should be stopped. it seems he wasn’t drag racing after all and didn’t smell of booze. the cops apparently were lying. he is a teenager who if he wasn’t famous no one would hear about it. he is not yet a man although his haters like to push that idea. they are jealous of his ability to make something of himself

  • SamanthaLuvsJustin

    I had a feeling that this was another lie, cuz obviously Justin had nothing to do with the stuff that happened in that neighborhood except maybe the egging incident but I don’t believe that either though.

  • Belieber

    So it was fake? somebody always has to make news that seem legit.

  • zari

    That was a really stupid joke.I didn’t see the humor in it and I’m pretty sure no one else does to!

  • lambor500S

    Justin, even though it turn out to be a prank by a radio station in Atlanta I still would not move to Buckhead. Because, their were still 5 people that turn out for the protest that lives in Buckhead and those 5 people can still give you hell in that neighborhood. There are alot of nice neighborhoods you can live in in Atlanta
    Much Love!

    • m l

      the 5 people who turned out to protest were interns from the radio station. so no protest at all. just a lousy joke

  • hannah bieber

    lol i cant believe people actually believe these stuff . ha losers once again we win :)

  • ivan

    There you have it; this shows how stupid the media is to believe every dubious source and jump on it to further trash Bieber. Will they report truth now? Or will they try to save face by ignoring it?

  • nicki

    They need to stop making jokes. Because its not funny.

    • Tristen Hickerson


      • Tristen Hickerson

        True that nicki

  • Tristen Hickerson

    Stop these jokes he is awesome and he is gorgeous

  • Beatrice