Update, 10/17: Though his reps threatened legal action following the release of naked photographs of Justin Bieber, the singer himself has remained notably silent in the wake of #whatdoyoupeen. That is, until now.
Bieber finally opened up about the incident in an interview with Access Hollywood. "My first thing was like…how can they do this?" he revealed. "Like, I feel super violated. I feel like I can't step outside and feel like I can go outside naked. Like, you should feel comfortable in your own space… especially that far away."
Speaking of far away, don't let the distance of the pic play optical tricks on you. Bieber reassures us all—and earns the last laugh—adding, "That was shrinkage for me."
Original Post, 10/9: You might have heard that un-Canadian Canadian Justin Bieber recently went outside without a stitch of clothing on. You might have done some Twitter browsing and stumbled upon the photos sans modesty bars. If you then shoved the images deep into the only-reachable-via-therapy recesses of your mind, you might be relieved to know that Bieber's people are now taking legal action against the New York Daily News.
The 21-year-old Kate Gosselin impersonator's representatives sent a cease-and-desist letter to the publication demanding the immediate removal of the pics—which they acknowledge are real—from its website.
"We recently became informed that your company has obtained and is distributing unauthorized photographs of our Client including images showing him without clothing," reads the letter obtained by the Hollywood Reporter.
To that we say you can take the photos (no, really, take them), but you can't take away our #whatdoyoupeen.
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