Bieber mug shot inspires the internet - best of the virals

The singer's arrest and cheerful police mug shot prompt a spurt of online creativity among his fans and foes

LAST UPDATED AT 10:09 ON Fri 24 Jan 2014

JUSTIN BIEBER'S grinning face appeared on the front pages of several newspapers today after the singer posed for what may be the most cheerful police mug shot in history.

Bieber's good mood didn't last, the Daily Mail reports. The 19-year-old "burst into tears" shortly after the picture was taken.

Arrested and charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired licence, Bieber has been told he will get "no special treatment" from authorities in Miami. However, the singer got plenty of special treatment from the internet as tweaked versions of his arrest photo went viral. Here's a selection of the best images:

Bieber equals Cyrus

More than one wag noticed the eerie similarity between Bieber's arrest photo and pictures of another crop-haired pop star with a 'wrecking ball' reputation. Have they ever been seen in the same room?

 Baby Bieber

The idea of the baby-faced 19-year-old being pulled over for drag racing sparked plenty of inventive images. Here's his "high-speed chase" re-imagined with the help of Photoshop.

 More baby Bieber

The 'Bieber' in this photo is slightly older, but the basic idea's the same. "Is this your pedal-car young man?"

The 'bad boy Bieber' TV series

What if Justin's run-in with the law inspired a TV series from the team that brought you Weeds? The poster might look a lot like this:

The crime scene recreations

What was it like when Bieber was pulled over at the wheel of a yellow Lamborghini? It was a lot like this:

The drag racing gags

Justin was allegedly drag racing a red Ferrari when he was stopped by police. What does drag racing look like, internet? It looks like this:

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