Cancun, Q.R. – Canadian pop singer, Justin Bieber, was asked to leave one of the Riviera Maya’s attractions on Thursday shortly after entering the Tulum archaeological site.
The 21-year old was visiting the sacred site on Thursday afternoon with friends when he climbed on top of one of the ruins. He was quickly asked to leave the site for violation of rules when authorities at the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) say he became outraged and began insulting and threatening INAH officials.
Delegate of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), Adriana Velazquez Morlet, condemns the acts by Bieber saying that many famous names have visited the site and all have been respectful. She added that the same criteria apply to all visitors, famous or not, who break the rules. People who violate the rules are removed from the place.
“The singer and his companions entered the park and became obnoxious. They climbed onto a platform where he began to pull down his pants. When asked to leave he proceeded to insult the staff,” said Adriana Velázquez.
The ruins are a sacred archaeological site that date back to the 15th century and attracts nearly 4,500 visitors per day during high season. To ensure its preservation, the entire site is roped off to prevent visitors from climbing on platforms or entering the standing buildings.
Bieber and his entourage also visited several other sites along Mexico’s Riviera Maya, one of which was Xel Ha ecological water park where Bieber requested that the 22-acre park be emptied of other visitors for his comfort. The park denied his request but offered him privacy.