Oh Holy Crap, what did they do to Justin Bieber?! Nothing, says Brazilian teen-interest magazine Todateen Star.
The editors at the Portuguese-language publication have angrily responded to criticism that it gave singing superstar Justin Bieber a glammed-up makeup makeover on the cover of their November issue. The poor lad already gets enough flak for being kind of girly, and now these people have gone and dolled him up in lipstick and eyeliner!
We’re not sure if The Beeb actually wore makeup for the shoot or whether the mag staff Photoshopped it on afterwards. …But we do know that whatever flies with Brazilian Beliebers isn’t flying with Bieber Fanatics in the rest of the world. The cover has sparked a firestorm of outrage on social networking and fan sites across the web, forcing Todateen Star to release a statement on the controversy, which The Huffington Post translated from Portuguese.
Let the mag tell it, JB’s lips are just naturally that glossy.
“We could not help noticing your comments and tweets from the picture of Justin on the cover of Star Todateen. We would like to say that there was no change made in the area of the singer’s eyes. We had a technical problem that darkens certain areas of the photo. We also want to say that all of us find Justin very naturally beautiful. We’d never think it’s necessary to alter pictures of him. Natural beauty says it all, right?” the statement read.