Being stalked by the paparazzi is all part of being famous, but there has to be a limit somewhere. While Justin Bieber was vacationing in Bora Bora this week, some gross paparazzo with a ridiculously powerful zoom lens decided to take photos of his junk, and then The New York Daily News thought it would be a good idea to publish them. On the front page.
The invasive photos are now making the rounds online, inspiring all types of commentary ranging from cruel insults to shameless thirst. But is our reaction to them hypocritical?
The short answer is absolutely. We all know there would there be no shortage of outrage if it were nude photos of a female celeb that were being passed around without her consent. The Fappening and our sympathy for Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebs targeted during last year's mass celebrity hack says it all. Guys don't get that same respect, though. So here we are having conversations on Twitter about Justin's genitalia and acting like that's totally normal.
People love to hate on Justin Bieber, and he does make it pretty easy. Still, regardless of how you feel about him, this is a gross invasion of privacy that no one deserves. I can't believe I'm saying this, but the Biebz has feelings too, ya'll.