News suggesting that a naked picture of Justin Bieber is being distributed online is simply untrue. While there are several nude pictures claiming to be images of the pop star, they are all forgeries.
The facts are that Bieber took to Twitter to call out the thief who stole his computer, camera, and other personal items while he was performing at the Tacoma Dome in Washington State.
“Yesterday during the show me and my tour manager josh had some stuff stolen. really sucks. people should respect other’s property,” Justin tweeted to his 28.8 million followers.
“I had a lot of personal footage on that computer and camera and that is what bothers me the most. #lame #norespect.”
Following Bieber’s remarks, a picture of a man’s private parts appeared with a similar tattoo to Justin Bieber’s, and many assumed it was him.
The picture shows a male torso holding his package, and the tattoo in question is on the inner hip which is very similar to Justin’s inking.
That said, TMZ is reporting that the picture most definitely isn’t a leaked gem from the 18-year-old’s hard-drive, after speaking to sources close to the megastar.
This could be a reoccurrence in the upcoming weeks: Justin Bieber has said a photo that’s been claimed to be of him is a fake. The face is cut out of the pic, but whoever uploaded the photo claimed it was him, and that one could tell because of a telltale tattoo. However, Justin fans have been quick to point out that the tattoo could have been added in (or even drawn on) and, thanks to photos of the pop star hanging out on the beach, they can tell that the nude torso doesn’t look like Justin’s.
The Canadian crooner, whose net worth has been estimated at $112 million, was also the victim of SWATting – derived from SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) teams – which is when a person reports false emergencies.
According to TMZ, a 911 caller used an app Tuesday night to falsely claim someone was waving a gun right next to Justin’s Calabasas home.
Officials told the Los Angeles Times that the message was delivered via a TTY device typically used by the deaf to type text over the telephone.
After the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Malibu-Lost Hills station dispatched cops and helicopters, Justin’s security let them sweep the house, but nothing was found.
Police believe the caller did the prank using an app after the same happened to Miley Cyrus and Ashton Kutcher.
Meanwhile, researchers have claimed Bieber is a distant cousin of movie star Ryan Gosling and singer Avril Lavigne. They said the trio’s family links date back to some of the earliest settlers of Quebec, Canada, around 400 years ago.
While this might be nice conversation, I say show us the proof before rumors like this are peddled to online readers.