Boston pol says Bieber-graffiti tweet was sarcasm

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Boston (AP) – A Boston City Councilor says he was being sarcastic when he tweeted that he would introduce an emergency ordinance prohibiting Justin Bieber-inspired graffiti. The pop singer asked artists around the world last week to paint murals inspired by tracks from his upcoming album. The singer posted a photo on Thursday of a mural on a Boston pizza shop, prompting a joking response from Councilor Matt O’Malley saying he planned to file legislation to keep such murals off city walls. But not everyone grasped the intended humor and the tweet garnered a range of responses, including calls for O’Malley to focus on things like crime and poverty. O’Malley says he has nothing against Bieber, but that he’s not a fan of his work.