After Justin Bieber’s Calvin Klein campaign debuted, there was a lot of speculation on whether or not his physique was enhanced by Photoshop. He denied the claims, posting a shirtless photo of himself on Instagram, with the caption “Photoshop lol.” (see below)
The new rumor has it that Bieber’s Men’s Health cover might have been photo shopped to enhance his muscles even more.
The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to Men’s Health for a comment.
According to Gawker, a spokesperson from the health magazine confirmed that the cover is real and “not photoshopped” with a follow-up email saying that Biebs “looks amazing.”
What’s probably more amazing? Getting ready to watch Biebs get roasted for his Comedy Central special on March 30.
A tipster sent us the above image of the leaked cover for Men’s Health, which first surfaced on Twitter. A spokesperson for Men’s Health confirmed that the cover is real, and that it will be on newsstands March 10th, cover lines added.
Our tipster claims the cover image was photoshopped, but “Bieber’s team and the top editors at MH will insist that no Photoshopping was involved in the making of the cover.” When asked whether or not Men’s Health digitally enhanced Justin’s glistening form, the spokesperson responded, “I would say it is not photoshopped.” (She followed up with an email: “[Y]ou asked was the cover photoshopped…’No, he looks amazing.'” He looks like…a nightmare John Ritter, maybe?) She added that the magazine will be releasing behind-the-scenes video footage of the shoot later today.
The only thing we know for sure: his nipples look super weird on the cover. Like little seat cushion buttons!