Justin Bieber in a recent move to upgrade his flagging career got an upgrade of his own from the Photoshop gods.  Hot on the heels of some steamy Calvin Klein shots featuring an oh-so-grown Biebs complete with a baby Bieber bulge comes the (shock!) word of Photoshopping.

ivb55wzlf1zgn6qvamfuTurns out the bulge was more baby than Bieber.  Photos from the photo shoot before the Photoshop were released and showed a decidedly less buff Biebs with a  decidedly more baby baby bulge in his Calvin Kleins.  Luckily for him, some things do come between him and his Calvin’s–Adobe CS6.


A little digital nip and tuck later, naked Biebs is wearing some extra muscle, some darker skin , more body hair and a bigger boxer bump.  Can it be that the forever-young jailbait Bieber is trying to rebrand himself as a big boy?  He’s got lots of company.

Marky-MarkThe black-and-white-naked-and-cut look has been a fav of pouty pop stars trying to prove they’ve passed puberty.



Justin Timberlake Wallpaper @ go4celebrity.com

I’d say I hop it works as well for JB as JT, but that would be a lie.  Besides, teen hearthrob comes with an expiration date, so my advice for Beiberbait?  Put your pants on and hit the studio.

Author: Susan X Jane

Susan X Jane is a diversity educator, speaker, and trainer and coach. A former professor and media literacy activist, she now consults with organizations looking to make sense of our current cultural shift. She thinks a lot about media and race…a lot...and writes and speaks about media…and race... and encourages everyone she meets to think about the way our identity shapes our experiences, ideas, and beliefs about the world. If you're reading this, she wants you to think about it too. Want to talk about it? Let's go.

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