It isn’t very difficult to imagine how the naked photos of a younger Jeremy Bieber are being shopped. (Conjure up Jon Stewart doing his awful but hilarious Jersey mob guy accent: “No, no, no, no. Like I told you. No pictures of Justin. Just the dad.”) The hook, of course, is that the photos are of Justin Bieber’s dad. The question is: Who really wants to see photos of father? Or even worse: Is there really a market for pictures of celebrity family members?
Radar Online reported Tuesday that photos of the internationally famous pop singer’s father were being shopped around. It is unknown what the asking price was or if those controlling the photos were hoping for a bidding war.
An anonymous source told the gossip website, “Jeremy was purposely posing in all the photos, and he’s completely naked showing full-frontal.” They added: “They look like they were taken for a Playgirl-type magazine or something.”
Was Mr. Bieber trying to pull a Levi Johnston? Perhaps capitalize on his son’s fame? Or were these photos taken at a more trying time in the elder Bieber’s life, back when times were hard and he had to make a few choices he now wishes he could go back in time and alter? (Okay, so that sounds like every b-movie line about some innocent starlet wannabe whose old nude photos come back to haunt them… but it’s all showbiz, right?)
The anonymous source also noted that negotiations were ongoing at the time they were tipping off Radar Online.
The latest naked photo drama to hit the Bieber family comes just a couple of weeks after a photo hit the web that was supposed to be of young Justin and his exposed manhood. The photo’s appearance followed Bieber’s own announcement that he’d had his personal laptop stolen and that said laptop had personal material on it. As it would turn out, the photo wasn’t of Bieber, just some guy with a tattoo that kind of looked like Bieber’s. In fact, as Huffington Post later chronicled, Bieber later admitted that his laptop had never been stolen, that it was all a prank, which he used to direct people to his new video with Nicki Minaj, “Beauty and a Beat.”
In a somewhat related story, Megan Fox’s lawyers issued a cease and desist order against the website Celeb Jihad to remove a naked photoshopped image of her or face a lawsuit. The website is refusing, telling TMZ that it is difficult to “believe that a woman who spent two Transformers movies bent over with her breasts pressed together could have her reputation damaged by a blatantly satirical website.”
But, then, that was early in the sexy star’s career, back when times were hard and she had to make a few choices she now wishes she could go back in time and alter. Like having those awful Michael Bay movies on her resume.