Bieber ‘Un-Retouched’ Image Was Fake

A website alleging to have acquired an ‘un-retouched’ photo of Justin Bieber’s new Calvin Klein ad has issued a retraction and admitted the photo was fake after Bieber’s team threatened a defamation lawsuit. Breathe Heavy had billed a photo of Bieber with a smaller bulge, butt, and muscles as a “raw image” from the shoot, provided to them by a source close to the photo shoot, prompting sites like Gawker’s Defamer to run with the story. The site’s retraction acknowledges Bieber’s threat of a lawsuit and apologizes “to Bieber for the hit to his ego and to the millions of tweens on social media we upset: Swag swag swag, on you. Chillin’ by the fire while we eatin’ fondue.”