By now you have undoubtedly heard about Justin Bieber‘s nude photos being leaked. Since someone leaked pictures of him swimming naked in Bora Bora while vacationing with 20-year-old British model, the 22-year-old singer hasn’t had much of a response.
At least, no public statement or Tweet regarding the incident (not yet anyway).
On the other hand, Justin’s father, Jeremy Bieber, apparently did have something to say about it. The father tweeted at his son following the photo leak, saying, “what do you feed that thing. #proud daddy”
Which is, obviously, very weird and creepy on a number of levels.
But this isn’t the response we should be focusing on. And it certainly doesn’t seem to be the one Justin is either (he has yet to respond to his father, and I personally hope it stays that way. What the hell do you say back to that other than, “Stop, Dad. You’re creeping everyone out. Including me.”?).
Bieber did, however, favorite another celebrity’s tweet referencing the photo leaks.
Model Chrissy Teigen, who has previously defended the Biebs and has said she and husband John Legend are fans and friends, took to Twitter to make a great point about this whole scandal.
“No one is ever disgusted by the pig who preys on, photographs and sells pictures of someone naked. Just the celebrity for being naked. Ok.”
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While it’s understandable that people are going to be curious about seeing the leaked photos of someone so famous, it’s important to keep in mind that this is really no different than photo leaks of female celebrities, such as Jennifer Lawrence. Both are a gross invasion of privacy and, while we may not be able to help our curiosity, we definitely shouldn’t be faulting the stars for the gross/creepy behavior of others.
Tell me you’ve never gone skinny dipping before? Or walked around naked on vacation? (Okay, well, maybe not the latter, but if you had your own private villa that is *seemingly* secluded from everything, you probably would.)
And even if he is trying to, uh, support his son and make light of the situation (or just wanted to flat out be creepy), Justin’s father should probably take a note out of Teigen’s book and focus on the much larger point at hand:
Biebs wasn’t being inappropriate. The photographer was.