© Harry Pluviose / Retna Ltd. 1 / 22
© Harry Pluviose / Retna Ltd. 1 / 22

Panic spread across the land this week, all because of these four little words: Justin Bieber nude photo. Seems just hours after the popster revealed that he'd lost "a lot of personal footage" when thieves made off with his laptop and camera, a butt-naked picture allegedly of him began making its way around the Interwebs.

The photo features an unidentified gentleman posing with his head cropped out but his exposed torso and swimsuit region visible. He appears to be, ahem, coming to grips with his frisky side.

On the surface, the naked guy has some Bieber-esque qualities, most notably a bird tattoo on the hip. But it didn't take long for the traumatized Belieber army to investigate and debunk the brewing scandal with a ferocity rarely seen outside of an episode of "Criminal Minds."

For one thing, Justin's belly button and (shudder) nipples are different, according to his obsessively detail-oriented fans. Plus, the bird tat looks more than a little Photoshopped. And most importantly, the picture has apparently been floating around for a while.

Bieber has yet to comment on the X-rated shot, but his camp assures TMZ and Gossip Cop that he's definitely not the unclothed guy in question. On behalf of our psyche: Phew.

Now that it's straightened out, we suggest you take a minute to clear your search history before you have to explain why "Justin Bieber nude photo" is in there.


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