The Baby hitmaker used his shoes and microphone stand to sweep them off the stage. According the laws of the nation, insulting the Argentine flag is a crime punishable by up to four years in prison.
Beliebers (Bieber fans) world over are shocked and are expressing their outrage over twitter.
Some tweets read:
@ProperSwifty: "Just read about Justin Bieber's behavior in Argentina. What a shame. Someone's fame is really going to his head. How stupid."
@drewslighter: "LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOO WHY IS HE SO STUPID"
@MyBTRKidrauhl: "my best friend lives in argentina & I don't like the way justin just swiped off the flag thats very disrespectful"
Meanwhile, the pop icon, who has ironically put up a sad smiley as his Twitter display pic to promote his new album All Bad, has been tweeting apology messages like:
@justinbieber: "...it was a shirt. Im being told by my team it was a shirt but even if it was a flag I would never do anything to disrespect Argentina..."
@justinbieber: "so once again to the people of Argentina. Im sorry if that was taken the wrong way and im sorry for my mistake. I hope u can accept this.."
@justinbieber: "people throw stuff on my stage all show and i get it to the stage hands to get off so no one got hurt. that video i saw a bra and thought..."
And some sarcasm too?
@justinbieber: "so it is all love all around the world. thanks"
(With inputs from ANI)