Justin Bieber auctions pet snake for charity
November 15th, 2011
08:59 AM ET

Justin Bieber auctions pet snake for charity

Justin Bieber has attracted a lot of attention with his choice of pet: a baby boa constrictor named Johnson. The pop star and Johnson are set to go their separate ways, however, as the snake's being auctioned off for charity, reports the New York Daily News.

The teen singer is selling his baby boa – who came to our attention at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards – to raise money for Justin’s non-profit of choice, Pencils of Promise.

You’d better have deep pockets if you’re interested in owning Bieber’s snake. According to online auction site Charity Buzz, bidding is already up to $5,750.

The auction site does have a warning on snake ownership for any flaky bidders: “Before making any decision about keeping one please ensure you have the money, space, knowledge, time, resources and enthusiasm required to properly care for the species you intend to keep, for the duration of its life.”

Johnson the snake will head home with the highest bidder – who will be screened for proper pet ownership – after the auction closes November 29.

Seventeen-year-old Bieber is one charitable little dude. Not only is he selling his very own pet snake for a good cause, the singer recently announced the launch of his “Believe” charity drive. Part of the proceeds from the singer's Christmas album, "Under the Mistletoe,” will go to organizations including the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Johnson’s cause, Pencils of Promise.


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  1. Dani

    The only thing I'm really upset about, is the fact that he bought this baby boa from a breeder at a discounted price (my uncle spoke to the breeder) and 2 months later he's auctioning it off & nothing goes to the breeder, not even a bit of credit or advertisement in this news about the amazingly charitable kid? People who aren't justin bieber who pull this off are called scammers but now I guess it's ok because it goes to charity?

    November 20, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. derp

    He likes snakes named johnson?

    Is there any question this twerp is abone smuggler.

    November 16, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jack

    Check out Baby Zoe doesn't like bieber!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPnJimy4Y90

    November 16, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  4. james

    "Johnson" ? You naughty little boy.

    November 15, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. driranek

    For a second their I thought it was JB himself being auctioned off. I was gonna put in a bid in the name of Perez Hilton... the most obviously gay person I could think of off hand. He he he...

    November 15, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jon

    If I have to look at another pic of that skrump with those girly glasses and pouty lips I think I'm gonna puke.

    November 15, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. MrsSteve

    I read the article and did not find what you all thought was his 'irresponsibility'. I really want to be optimistic and believe that – just maybe – he realizes that his schedule does not allow him the time that it takes to care for the critter. Better he find out now than to have it neglected later. Seriously, is this all you have to do all day is criticize this poor kid? He is, after all, still a kid. All of this notariety has drastically changed his life and I am sure it is a bit overwhelming to him.

    As far as the "baby momma drama"? I don't think for a minute that it is his baby. First – her ex tested not to be the daddy, now Justin – who will be next?????? Elvis?

    November 15, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Panthro

      Yeah drastically changed his life, for the better...He is now rich, but in this country, if you're rich and famous, I guess you get a pass on all the crap that the rest of us don't, i.e. drunk driving, no jail terms, irresponsibility, and some idiots like Kutcher who's ego is off the charts, that likes to lick people's faces in public just because they think everything they do is cute...you're a moron for even defending this twit....then again, you prbably have all his cds and his Oscar winning movie..lame a$$ people....

      November 15, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Guy A

    Justin Bieber's Paternity: The Immaculate Misconception

    November 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  9. dt

    He needs to grow a "snake", and give up the whole wimpy little boy image.

    November 15, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Louie

    He looks like a girl.

    November 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Derek

    do any of you really think it is his baby?

    November 15, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Harry Ballsachs

    Will he auction off his other baby too?

    November 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • mb2010a

      The woman has retracted her claim...she now says the "affair" never happened and Justin is not the father. She doesn't know who the father is (even her boyfriend failed the paternity test).

      November 16, 2011 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  13. big Al of KC

    20,000 comedians out of a job and you are trying to be funny? Wait.....sorry! Not even a chuckle! Thanks for playing. Not a Winner! Please play again!

    November 15, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Derek

    Don't you people have anything better to do than trash on this KID?

    November 15, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Seph

      When people make irresponsible decisions they should be called out on it.

      Once the novelty of this pet wore off he decided to dump it. Normal people would drop it off at a humane society, but since Justin has a media platform he is able to pawn it off on someone else while making it look like a charity case. He is not doing anything amazing or good, he is just another is an irresponsible pet owner.

      November 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Panthro

    So let me get this straight, before this snake was just an ordinary snake, but now since that wiener has owned it, it's a special snake that people are supposed (and will) pay ten or twenty times what it's worth? He and selena probably already used it for what they needed it for and are looking for a "bigger" snake to use. (I mean play with)..LOL...Get over yourself you stupid girly looking POS...

    November 15, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Steve-O

    Next on the Make-Bieber-Rich-Auction-Block will be the alleged illegitimate baby he conceived backstage.

    November 15, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  17. jennifer

    Im just paying pets are family. Better than family. You dont sell or get rid of them.

    November 15, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  18. jennifer

    He must be a cold person. My 2 cats are my kids and my friends. Id die before letting anything happen to them.

    November 15, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • seph

      Exactly. While I don’t like snakes at all, I do feel bad for this poor creature. I think he realized how much work this pet required and when the novelty of the snake wore off it wasnt worth it to keep it anymore. Very sad that people are like that.

      Whats next Justin??? Are you going to get a puppy and then auction it off when it gets old?? Pathetic

      November 15, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Kevin

    I would imagine that poor boa is glad to be leaving her/it. But I also imagine that boa is sad that it did not get big enough to constrict Bieber.

    November 15, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Kristen Martin

      Couldn't agree more! The punk is worth millions, but rather than be TRULY charitable and part with his "hard earned" money, he'd rather part with his "beloved pet". Here is where I mumble a lot of choice words!!!!! I'll be ranting about this stupid, sickening story alot, so feel free to follow me on Twitter @raging_broad. Ranting is excellent stress release!

      November 15, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      - nice snake, but a baby snake needs weekly care.. that cutie will be 8 feet and 70 lbs in 5 years, eating rats and rabbits – and needs handling to keep tame

      November 15, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • jimmy

      - nice snake, but a baby snake needs weekly care.. that cutie will be 8 feet and 70 lbs in 5 years, eating rats and rabbits – and needs handling to keep tame ... baby boa $ 170.00 thats the cost

      November 15, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Scotty

    This is way to easy but here goes,you call your 'baby boa' Jonhson and you auctioned is that how your alleged baby momma got it lmao.

    November 15, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      I am appalled by the lack of responsibility Justin is taking in auctioning off his snake online.

      In the auction, it states what is needed to take care of the snake. Shouldn't Justin have taken this responsibility a little more seriously.
      What he is preaching is exactly what he did not do. He lacked the maturity to realize that this "pet" is a long term commitment. Now he "doesn't" want it anymore so in hiding his inability to be a responsible pet owner he throws it off as a charity event.

      This is complete utter nonsense. Another example of "money buys temporary happiness" at the expense of others and those who can not spea for themselves.

      Keeping a pet snake is a long-term responsibility Obviously lacks as any teenager does.

      Before making any decision about keeping one, please ensure you have the money,Which he does space,Most likely is kept with his parents who are frustrated with keeping and feeding it
      knowledge,Really, anyone can buy a book and google the care, yet does not dictate the maturity, time, resources and enthusiasm Obviously lacks as he is getting rid of it required to properly care for the species you intend to keep, for the duration of its life." Which he is not...

      Feel free to forward this to his "camp"

      November 15, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |

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