The past 18 months of Justin Bieber’s career have been focused on totally sanitising the bloke’s image. He’s apparently not the kinda guy to piss in buckets backstage any more – he now tags along to Hillsong services in Sydney. He’s trying desperately not to come across, as Seth Rogen said, as a “piece of shit” – he’s been almost affable in his cynicism-free Carpool Karaoke appearances.
(Not free of cynicism: this article. Don’t judge. Y’all know why you’re here.)
Anyway, you could almost say his entire persona has been whitewashed. Much like his bare, nearly-fluorescent arse, as depicted in a new, totally-candid-not-planned-at-all shot from the ‘Gram. Witness it:
Whether you’re an ardent follower of his butt or not, it’s worth noting he has been called out for his mooning antics recently; he dropped trou at some ancient Mayan ruins, because… well, honestly, we don’t fucking know. Sozpals.
The most recent evidence of his favourite hobby came after the 22-year-old Canadian posted another utterly-spontaneous-and-not-carefully-crafted shot of him havin’ a kip by the water. Again: note them Hillsong lyrics.
Honestly, ol’ mate has been doing mostly-solid job of shifting up his PR, but it’s still a bit too early to tell if his new public persona will emerge as shiny, tight, round and perfectly-formed as his… CD’s.