Justin Bieber’s contrition tour continues with an ab and arm-tastic cover of Men’s Health, but some are questioning whether the Biebs’ physique had some help from Photoshop.
In explaining why Bieber got the cover, Men’s Health editor-in-chief Bill Phillips wrote: “Right here, right now, we’re calling a cease-fire. Will he actually turn his life around? Time and the paparazzi will tell. But if the first step is self-awareness, then Bieber has started down the right path.”
Bieber, meanwhile, is penitent: “This has really been a big year for me, as far as figuring stuff out. This is almost like a full 180 from how I was. Yesterday—a year from yesterday—I was in jail.” And also talks about his bod: “You know I’m just getting bigger, man. It’s like, my shoulders don’t fit in some things.”
This comes after Bieber posted a video to Facebook earlier this year about his behavior, saying “I’m not who I was pretending to be,” and as he prepares for a Comedy Central roast by lampooning himself.
But the cover has provoked some questions. Yesterday a source claimed to Gawker that Photoshop was involved, however, a spokesperson from Men’s Health denied that was the case to the site. On Instagram the magazine advertises: “See 10 (unphotoshopped) photos of his new body on our website.” Bieber has also combated Photoshop charges following his Calvin Klein ads.