Justin Bieber for V Magazine

Posted on January 10, 2012

You’re all going to kill us for featuring this, aren’t you?

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana

Justin Bieber featured in the ‘Spring 2012′ issue of V Magazine photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and styled by Nicola Formichetti.

 

But hey, we’ll be whores just to get a ton of hits from pre-teen girls, we make no bones about that.

So, how about that facial expression, hunh? Only one he has, apparently. Either that or they shot him once and just pasted the head on some other androgyteen’s body. The theme is apparently “Put things on Justin’s head. Also: hilarious clothes.”  It’s good that they include the names of everything he’s wearing, so we can all go out and get those metallic pants for ourselves. They really should have considered including the brand of lip gloss he’s sporting as well as the name of his brow waxer.

And yes, we just called ourselves “whores” in a post designed to attract pre-teen girls to the site. Welcome, young ladies! Your education begins… NOW.

Jacket Versace. T-shirt Mugler. Helmet Marianna Harutunian. Earrings (worn throughout) Bieber’s own.

 

Tank Dolce & Gabbana. Watch (worn throughout) Bieber’s own custom Gucci.

 

Jacket Versace. Cuff (worn throughout) Bieber’s own.

 

Sweater Mugler. T-shirt (worn underneath) Guess. Crown Marianna Harutunian.

 

Custom vest and pants L.A. Roxx. Tank Guess.

 

Jacket Bess NYC by Doug Abraham.

 

[Photo Credit: Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for vmagazine.com]

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  • Anonymous

    prettiest little lesbian I know.

    • Anonymous

      more like a really pretty drag king.

      • Anonymous

        Exactly.  I’m trying to decide if I think he’s going to be hot when he grows up.

        • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

          Maybe not hot, but he’s ridiculously beautiful. Provided he doesn’t start abusing his body and crash and burn in a spectacular fashion, I suspect he’ll continue to be ridiculously beautiful.

          • Anonymous

            Agreed. I never really realized it before, since I don’t tend to pay any attention to him at all, but that last picture especially is just really, really beautiful. I’ll have to go back and look at red carpet pictures to see how much of it is actually him and how much is photoshop, but hot damn.

        • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

          Maybe not hot, but he’s ridiculously beautiful. Provided he doesn’t start abusing his body and crash and burn in a spectacular fashion, I suspect he’ll continue to be ridiculously beautiful.

        • Anonymous

          Do you really think he’s going to grow up? Isn’t he 18 going on 12?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

        YES!!!!! Could not put my finger on it but you NAILED it!!

    • Vaniljekjeks

      Seriously… he looks amazingly female.  I am not very familiar with him at all, but every picture I see (mainly on this site, from mtv red carpets and such), I am having trouble believing they don’t put lip gloss and mascara on him.

      • Anonymous

        I mean… I’m stealing this from the Fug Girls, but it’s all I can see when I look at him: Mary Stuart Masterson, in Some Kind of Wonderful. Except Justin/e is perhaps even prettier.

        • Anonymous

          I keep thinking of Macaulay Culkin from the Home Alone era.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

            True, but wasn’t he, like, 8? Justin/e (love it) is … supposedly … postpubescent.

        • J Dreesen

          “all i care about in this goddamn life is me, my drums…and you!”

        • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

          Thank you!  I could not, for the life of me, remember the name of that movie.  I totally thought the same thing.

      • foodycat

        They DO put mascara and lipgloss on him!

      • http://promiscuouslola.blogspot.com/ Cate

        I think it’s his facial expression. In a couple shots, he wouldn’t look so bad if he didn’t have had weird doe-eyed look going on…

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=523566011 Dawn Grimes Stough
    • Anonymous

      It absolutely has to be intentional at this point. His usual Rachel-Maddow-about-town look is one thing, but these must have been pitched as “hey Justin we’re going to dress you like a lesbian, you know for the lulz, you cool with that?”

    • Anonymous

      Iiiiii was literally about to say the same thing.

      He looks shockingly like my 16-year-old sister in some of these pictures.

    • Anonymous

      Iiiiii was literally about to say the same thing.

      He looks shockingly like my 16-year-old sister in some of these pictures.

    • Anonymous

      God, he’d be a gorgeous girlfriend. As a boy, not so much.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

    Pretty face- his retoucher should be getting megabucks.

    • Anonymous

      Expression (worn throughout) Bieber’s own.

      • Anonymous

        *dying laughing* 

      • http://twitter.com/EBarkenbush Ellen Barkenbush

        “Expression”  – it this “Blue Steel” or “Le Tigre”?  This kid is like a tiny lesbian Zoolander, it’s the SAME FACE in every picture!

    • Anonymous

      Very pretty face, but it’s a good thing he didn’t try getting into modeling.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=555593309 Alexis Peñafuerte Wenceslao

    MAJOR EYE TWITCHER! 

  • Greg Yoder

    Geez, Emma Watson hardly even looks like herself here.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Greg, I had been thinking the same thing. Thanks for saying it!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HREPOWNBVUBRIVPQCF3ST2IKDM Euphory

      I would even dare to say this is prettier than Emma Watson. 

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        He’s prettier than every pretty girl who’s ever existed.

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        He’s prettier than every pretty girl who’s ever existed.

  • http://rhymeswithtruculent.blogspot.com P.M.

    Wow, they went back in time and shot Rachel Maddow!

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Oh to the Em Gee.
    What a magnificent little girly boy he is.  Could they possibly have styled him to look any more fey?

    • Anonymous

      As a stylistic choice, I actually think it’s really interesting. It ends up being a play on the “usual” criticisms of appearance, and it seems as if he’s in on the joke.  I like this quite a bit.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HY37OQ6GEB5IMWUREVZ2KE5HYA Norita

    MY EYES!!!!!  UGH!!!

  • Anonymous

    I would say OMG RACHEL MADDOW, but she shows more than Dramatic Queen Face and Bewildered Queen Face. Still: http://ll-media.tmz.com/2011/01/19/0119-bieber-maddox-credit.jpg

    • Anonymous

      I would agree, but that seems like such a blasphemous thing to say about Ms. Maddow. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emily-Smith/12431153 Emily Smith

    looks like a girl in half of these.  especially the one with the crown.

    • Anonymous

      my thoughts exactly…. 

    • Anonymous

      Yes.  Picture of me when I was 12 could pass for current Bieber.  Except of course for the early 90′s bangs.

    • Anonymous

      Seriously. Whose idea was that crown? They’re obviously not too fond of The Biebs.

    • bookish

      From the homepage, I really thought that was a photo of a girl until I read the headline. At first glance that crown looks just like the feather hair clips and headbands that have been popular for a while now…for women.

      • Anonymous

        Exactly what I thought.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GQIN74TNNQROY5JFPOWWBGJWEM andy

      My first thought: Why the hell is Bieber wearing a fascinator?!

      • http://www.lindamerrill.com Linda Merrill

        Totally thought the same thing!

        • Anonymous

          Same here. Would have been nice to take the genderbending all the way.

  • http://twitter.com/jessicapippin Jessica Pippin

    The third photo from the bottom really creeps me out. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karen-Stephens-Bassett/1503492602 Karen Stephens Bassett

      ALL of the photos creep me out!

  • Anonymous

    Why does he so look like a girl?  What is it about his face that is so femine?  I’ve been trying to figure it out for a while now (not with every waking moment, no, but whenever I spot him, like idling wondering in line at the grocery looking at the tabs).  Is it the lips?  The soft chin line?  What?  This is the girliest boy ever.  I mean Shuan Cassidy was soft and cuddly, but he was still obviously a man.  Leif Garret – still obviously a boy.  THe 90s boy bands – they were all budding men.  This guy?  What the hell?  

    • Anonymous

      I think it’s because he always wears makeup. He’s always got his eyebrows waxed and tweezed, and he always seems to be wearing colored lipgloss. He’s just way too polished and “done” for a teen boy. Heck, a lot of teen girls don’t get that done up.

      edited to say Yes! Shaun Cassidy was dreamy to my 13 year old self, lol!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HREPOWNBVUBRIVPQCF3ST2IKDM Euphory

      They focus on his face, where as 90s boy bands always do full body shots, where their height and muscle are obviously male.  He’s also of slight build. 
      A lot of actors have big pretty eyes and full lips (younger Jensen Ackles, even younger Montgomery Clift) but their face are not so “done up” with make up. 

    • Anonymous

      I just saw this in a book! It’s the high contrast between his eyes and mouth and the rest of his facial features. 

      It’s the reason why women throughout history have darkened their brows and eyelashes, colored their lips, and {often] lightened the color of their face with powder. 

      Richard Russell (Harvard) created this illusion by using two photos of the same face and simply manipulating the constrast: http://illusioncontest.neuralcorrelate.com/2009/the-illusion-of-sex/

      • http://twitter.com/Nancer Nancer

        Thanks for this insight, it’s brilliant and I think spot-on.

      • http://www.lindamerrill.com Linda Merrill

        Wow, that’s really interesting. I would never have thought they were the same.

      • Anonymous

        Thanks so much for this link!

  • Anonymous

    Play nice, bitter kittens.  He’s just a little boy.  Who makes millions of dollars.  And remember Leif and Donny?  And those brothers (twins?) on that show about a dad and an RV? They were girly-cute too.  So we had our own Biebers.  So claws in.

    • http://twitter.com/Athenabast Athena Bast

      There’s looking girly and then there’s looking like a girl. Leif and Donny were still recognized as boys.

      • Anonymous

        I’ll give you Donny, but Lief was awfully pretty in his day.

    • Anonymous

      I remember a freind of my mother’s walking into my room and pointing at my poster of C. Thomas Howell and asking if he was a boy or a girl. I was outraged.

      • Anonymous

        I had a life size cut out of Orlando Bloom as Legolas when I was 14. I loved him until my dad did a side by side comparison of Legolas and my cousin Emily. My life was ruined until I realized Aragorn was hotter anyway. 

  • Anonymous

    That tiny, little pop of muscle (or photoshop faux-muscle) in the second inside pic is hilarious. 

    • Anonymous

      Exactly.  As soon as I saw it, I thought, “Awww, look at his widdle baby muscle!!!”

  • Anonymous

    did anyone else burst out laughing?

  • Marie Dees

    Love the psuedo Roman helmet pic, because you know, he would have been astoundingly popular with a number of Roman emperors. 

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Like, pretty much ALL of them.

    • Anonymous

      OMG HYSTERICAL.

  • http://twitter.com/hmbscully Wendy

    Seriously? If I had no idea who this was and I saw the last photo in a magazine, I would truly think that was a girl.

  • Anonymous

    No, I’m not going to kill you for featuring this. I’m going to thank you for giving me a good laugh

  • Anonymous

    Anyone else just BORED?

    • http://twitter.com/algaechick Crystal

      Judging by his expression, Justin Bieber is.

  • Anonymous

    I like Rachel Maddow a lot.

  • Anonymous

    He’s laughing all the way to the bank.

  • Anonymous

    Damn he’s pretty. 

  • Brad and Anne White

    Bleh.

  • mrslilypond

    Crap….the Bieb and I have the same haircut

  • Scott Hester-Johnson

    Who is this Marianna Harutunian? I have been looking for a Viking helmet FOREVER and I bet she can hook me up.

    Oh, and just so I keep with the theme; Rachel Maddow, U-Haul, cats, Rosie.

  • Anonymous

    I just, can’t…

  • Rand Ortega

    Rachel Maddow’s little sister is so pretty!

  • http://korilian.livejournal.com/ korilian

    He’s really quite androgynous isn’t he? 

    • http://twitter.com/Athenabast Athena Bast

      Maybe I’m mistaken but I’ve always seen androgyny as a blending of both genders but he just looks likes a girl that puberty kinda sideswiped. Actually him and the lead singer from Tokio Hotel should get into some kind of Androg-off or something.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=29704163 Paige Hinson

    All I can say is: BAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Anonymous

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  Hilarious!  Especially the photo with the Roman laurel crown.

    OK, and yes, now I feel bad about mocking a kid.  He may be 18, but he’s still a kid and he clearly has no idea of what makes him look young and hunky and what makes him look female and idiotic.  Sad.

    And yet, still funny….

  • Anonymous

    awww…why is Justin so sad?   lol

    ridiculous.

  • Stephen Bornstein

    vapid teen porn….kinda reminds me of those paintings of children with the big eyes by Keene….Art?…I dont think so

  • http://twitter.com/RobertSanchez36 Robert Sanchez

    I swear, the pic of him wearing the “laurel wreath” hat, my first thought was: “21st Century Jughead.”

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know anything about this kid aside from what I see on tabloid covers in Walmart, but I say if he can parlay his talent into a successful career without succumbing to drug/alcohol abuse, good on him.

  • http://twitter.com/PeterEBoyer Peter Edwin Boyer

    He looks like a high school lesbian who is trying WAAAYYYYY too hard to look like Hillary Swank in Boys Don’t Cry…..

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      Thank you for articulating that. Spot on.

  • foodycat

    I like the crown. The medallists at the Olympics this year should all get one.

  • Anonymous

    Do we think the Versace jacket would work on an adult?

  • iCouture

    Rachel Maddow looks cute…

    • Anonymous

      Though I prefer the real Rachel.

  • Anonymous

    as a Canadian i would like to offer my apologies for foisting him on the world, hopefully we have made up for it with Ryans’ Gosling and Reynolds….

    • Anonymous

      Mike Myers provided lots of capitol for future sins.

  • Anonymous

    Ordinarily I’d comment here, but the Beliebers are as nutty as the Ron Paul supporters, so I’ll opt out on this one.

    –GothamTomato

    • Anonymous

      I couldn’t help but notice that TLo – so far at least- didn’t dare to promote this post on Twitter – so maybe there’s no need to fear for the worst

  • http://www.facebook.com/christy.w.parker Christy Ward Parker

    Am I the only one who thinks he looks like Hilary Swank in “Boys Don’t Cry.”?

    • Pennymac

      Nope, I thought it too.

  • http://ymwlt.blogspot.com/ Dawn Sinclair

    Oh dear, I wondered when they were going to try to show his ‘bad boy’ side. Really? Dressing up in bacofoil and leather does not a modern punk or bad boy make. He’s not even going to be remembered in a few years time. Why waste the energy?

  • Anonymous

    So perhaps his PR people need a good talkin’ to, because these photos aren’t exactly a bridge from boyhood to manhood…I dunno.  However (and I know this won’t be popular), he is talented, hard working, and it must be difficult to grow up in the public eye, regardless of your own desire to be there.

    Posting at my own risk :)

  • Anonymous

    I can’t, I just can’t……

  • Anonymous

    At this point in his career he has stayed out of trouble, apparently is not using drugs or alcohol, doesn’t seem to be fighting in bars or driving like a maniac, so I put him in the same category as Taylor Swift:  somewhere between dull and yucky in terms of talent and style, but a major star in terms of setting a good example for his young fans. On the Lindsay Lohan Scale of Worthiness, I give him a 10. And he’s kind of cute. This shoot, however, is ridiculous.

  • Jessica O’Connell

    this is one of the most ridiculous editorials i’ve seen. why is he wearing a laurel wreath on his head? did he do a little time travel back to ancient greece and win the olympics there? or is he just playing dress up like in the picture where he’s channeling mc hammer?

  • Joshau Norton

    He’s just one step above those portraits of big-eyed kids painted on velvet.

    Actually, teeny-boppers go for feminized, soft features on boys then the more rugged masculine ones. That’s what kept Leonardo DiCaprio and “Titanic” a hot item with the bubble-gum crowd for so long.

    • http://twitter.com/Athenabast Athena Bast

      I remember reading an article about this years ago. Something having to do with burgeoning sexuality and these kind of boys being the “safe” choice. The kind that allows them to be girls and discover who they are and allow their parents not worry about them growing up too fast.

      Also he’s got to mature eventually because the longer he carries this on the more he’ll slide into a kind of pedophile, trying to be attractive to very young girls. That’s what I find most creepy about all this.

    • foodycat

      He’s the pop star for girls (and boys I suppose) who fancy Legolas instead of Aragorn. Nice and non-threatening.

  • CQAussie

    oh for fuck’s sake.  I can’t even….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    Oh sweet Jesus.  He looks like a girl in most of these.  I actually thought he was a girl until I saw the headline.  But I always think that.  

  • http://twitter.com/msatch Marlon Satchell

    Just like everyone else said… 1) Same. Old. Facial. Expression. 2) He really looks like a teenage girl, and he doesn’t seem to be growing out of that, either.

  • http://twitter.com/msatch Marlon Satchell

    Just like everyone else said… 1) Same. Old. Facial. Expression. 2) He really looks like a teenage girl, and he doesn’t seem to be growing out of that, either.

  • Judy_J

    He’s a very pretty boy, isn’t he?  He must keep his masculinity in a little jeweled box, locked up somewhere safe.

  • Rebecca Johnson

    I made an uncomfortable noise and scrolled quickly past that last picture. Ugh. I don’t understand anything about him or his popularity. 

  • Anonymous

    While I’m sure there could be intriguing exceptions, I believe a good rule of thumb is that if the guyditorial you’re shooting requires photo credits for both “helmet” and “crown,” it’s time to go back to the drawing board.

  • Anna Maria Diamanti

    What.the.fuck.?

    He looks like a fetus.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1248212910 Jessie Melcher Brown

    This is normal.  When I was a tween I had Donny Osmond on my wall.  That safe not very masculine looking boy idol has repeated itself every generation.  Joey McIntyre, Leaf Garrett, Kirk Cameron, Donny Osmond.  Lets be honest, we were all 12 once…

    • Anonymous

      Oh my I just posted a very similar post.

    • http://twitter.com/Athenabast Athena Bast

      But they still looked like boys.

  • Anonymous

    Dear Justin, you should never have pierced your ears. He looks so feminine, I do not understand the appeal.

  • Anonymous

    I actually rather like the helmet and crown pics, but then, I actually don’t mind guys who are pretty and fey.

  • http://twitter.com/Athenabast Athena Bast

    And Beiber no matter how many gold/platinum sales you have, you are never going to have enough metal to toss up the horns.

  • Anonymous

    Please tell me that the pop idols were a little less effeminate and more talented?
      My time frame would have included:    David Cassidy, Davey Jones, Donny Osmond, and Bobby Sherman

  • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

    Gosh, that Edie Sedgwick/Twiggy look has been done to death. We need some originality, V!

  • Anonymous

    Eww.

  • Joyce VG

    This kid is so annoying.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, jeebus.

  • Mariah J

    …that’s a girl, right?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HREPOWNBVUBRIVPQCF3ST2IKDM Euphory

    I don’t know.  I guess each to their own.  Not everyone is going for the facial hair, grouchy looking older male with a beer belly or a triangle body shape.  Isn’t taste supposed to be varied?  Every generation of pre-teen girls had their teen idols like this.

    For example, I was slightly confused so many people were crooning over and literally writing verses of lusts for that Canadian lead singer from the last PR’s client assignment, with his entire face hidden with hair and his man boobs and his beer belly…  But apparently it’s ok to deride someone like Justin Bieber but if anyone dared to call a bear anything other than flattering, then it’s a major insult?

  • oohsparkley!

    He’s a good looking kid.  It will be interesting to see what he looks like when he’s matured into manhood.  I’m guessing he’ll still be pretty.

  • Anonymous

    I always thought Justin Bieber was a boy.

  • Leslie Streeter

    He really would make a pretty girl. And I, too, want to drive Keith and Amanda Jones around in a Bentley and then wear her earrings, so Mary Stuart Masterson is he.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=544669807 Patti Geric Gossett

    At first glance I thought it was Alyssa Milano – I swear

  • http://angryfemur.tumblr.com Andrea Lane

    This is the best game of Justin Bieber or a lesbian that I’ve seen in a long time.

    Also, coveting that Versace jacket.

  • Sarah Thomas

    Somewhere Rachel Maddow is asking herself some pretty uncomfortable questions. 

  • Anonymous

    He’s a really attractive girl

  • http://stitchingincircles.etsy.com Tina

    He reminds me of a young Jonathan Rhys Meyers…. especially in the trojan helmet.

    http://stitchingincircles.etsy.com

  • Anonymous

    You’ve made the Baby Jeebus cry…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303837450 Lauren Dorsee Dillon

    Christy MacNichol’s young, yet sad, clone.

  • Anonymous

    I feel charming, 
    Oh, so charming 
    It’s alarming how charming I feel! 
    And so pretty 
    That I hardly can believe I’m real.
     

  • Anonymous

    Oh my, I’m almost speechless!  Is Hollywood making a High School Musical style version of Caligula’s early years starring Justin Bieber?  Is that why he’s wearing a laurel crown?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303837450 Lauren Dorsee Dillon

    BTW, am I the only thinking that, in addition to the teenage girls, the guys at NAMBLA must have their own Bieber fan club?

  • Anonymous

    What have they done to you, Maddow?

  • Anonymous

    The model aside, does it bother anyone that he’s dressed like a 1980′s alt band member? 

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

    He really is very pretty. And I don’t mean that in a bad way at all. The clothes are silly, especially the custom metallic leather outfit. But he’s gonna be a total Ralph Macchio. 30 and looking 16.

    • Anonymous

       I do mean it in a bad way.  A nephew was always “pretty”, with pretty eyes and long lashes – but even as a little boy and now a young man – he is about 1000% more masculine than Bieber

  • Anonymous

    He should fire his manager – whoever allowed these pics to see the light o’ day.

  • Jessica Wyatt

    He makes for a pretty girl?

  • M N

    I looked at the preview picture and thought, “Someone got Bieber to do a cross-dressing photoshoot?  Brilliant!”

    And I wasn’t disappointed.

  • Anonymous

    why do they all have to throw uphorns? Every single one in this pop posse?

  • Anonymous

    What’s with him wearing his own junk in this shoot? Is that generic looking black wristband so suave that he couldn’t bear to remove it? Or perhaps my conspiracy theory is right and Bieber is a giant plastic doll who must disguise the joins he has at his wrists?

    Also, I have no problems with him looking feminine. But I have major problems with him looking like a complete douche.

  • Anonymous

    EEEEEWWWWWWWW

  • bloodshothalfblind

    she’s such a pretty girl.

  • Anonymous

    That L.A. Roxx outfit…those pants….what the hell IS that?  In fact, the whole shoot….what the hell?  And why do I holler ‘Douche’ out loud every time this annoying child shows up on this blog?  Make.  It. Go. Away. Stop. The. Bleeding.

  • http://twitter.com/karenwalsh Karen Walsh

    The above is silliness, but I admit I love the Biebs.  Yeah, that’s right, and I’m 44.

  • Lexie

    Ever since I read/heard the “Beibs looks like a lesbian” thing, I can’t stop seeing it. The styling here totally enforces that too. His 20s are going to be so awkward.

  • http://www.lindamerrill.com Linda Merrill

    What a pretty girl. Has there ever been a less masculine teen-idol who’s older than 15? They usually are not brutes. Heck, even Michael Jackson had more manliness going for him at this age.  Plus, does anyone who’s not infatuated with him think he can sing?

  • MilaXX

    I like the Gucci watch. Nobody wants those silver pants except maybe Lil Wayne and he probably already has his own pair.

  • Anonymous

    where is his adams apple?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

    Totally agree – pretty lesbian.

  • Anonymous

    I really like that Versace jacket.

  • Anonymous

    he will never not look like a pretty little lesbian to me.  I seriously cannot understand what someone his own age finds smashingly attractive about him.  I mean when I was 11 I was in love with Jordan Knight, so I get what the tweens are responding to, because I was once a tween myself.

    But anyone older than age 14?  Don’t get it.  

    • http://twitter.com/Athenabast Athena Bast

      The femmy-ist guys I was ever into were Duran Duran and David Bowie. I was 7-8 at the time.

  • Anonymous

    Like the book Stuff on My Cat…Stuff on Bieber

  • Anonymous

    So when my friend was in the process of coming out, she took a lot of comfort in the rise of new tween popstar Justine Bieber. Justine helped my friend through some dark and difficult places. Now that my friend is out and proud and has an awesome girlfriend, should we tell her the truth about Justine?

  • Anonymous

    Justin comes across more male in moving pictures, like your average teen boy. still photos really do him no justice (in the sense of reflecting his masculinity).

  • Anonymous

    omg this spread is hii-larry-us~!

  • Anonymous

    Such a pretty girl

  • http://twitter.com/anairbb Briana Blanchard

    Dear lord… he has never looked more like a girl. A crown? Earrings? Oh Justin, really?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

    “Ohhh- I’ll flash the Devils Horns and look real gangsta…”

  • http://twitter.com/purpleflamingo4 Natasha Ann

    Ok, before I read the title on the thumbnail, I thought I was looking at Michelle Williams.

  • Anonymous

    Oh hello rachel maddow.

  • Anonymous

    Let’s see, laurel crown, Alexander the Great helmet, even Greek meander pattern on his Versace jacket.  But I’m not even going to tell the pre-teen girls why it’s a little funny that their idol is done up like a pretty Greek youth.  Let them look it up.  It will be good for their education!

    • Anonymous

      i’m pretty sure what the little girls dont know the production manager understands.

  • Lauren Maier

    No lie, just by the thumbnail, I thought it was a girl.  Didn’t know who it was, just thought it was female.  

    And TLo – really?  Justin Bieber should be left to lolcatz as fodder….

  • Amanda Freund

    Is it bad that I just laughed out loud? Please tell me I’m not the only one who thinks this is just a tad ridiculous…

  • Anonymous

    Eww I just threw up in my mouth a little.

  • Anonymous

    ahhh look they photo-shopped him a muscle.

  • Anonymous

    The picture of him in the crown straight up looks like Some Kind Of Wonderful-era Mary Stuart Masterson. That sweater is doing him a LOT of lady favors.

  • Anonymous

    He looks like a tool.

  • Joshua

    I love the editorial apart from one thing — why so much airbrushing? It takes him from basic lesbian status to full out lipstick lesbian.

  • Susan Crawford

    I will really start liking Bieber when he runs off the rails in teen idol tradition. Once he starts pounding back Patron, slapping the paparazzi, hijacking random cars and going on a three state crime spree fueled by Adderall and Stoli – THEN I’m gonna be interested. (Either that or when he finally reveals he is Rachel Maddow’s long-lost bi-curious little brother.) Until then, T and Lo, leave him to the tweens, please.

    • http://twitter.com/yankeefoxtrot Alex McGeagh

      I simply died of laughter at this post…bwahahahaha.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YMEB3XKJCE4WL62SKN473LWBXQ Frank

    Maybe they were trying to play on the androgyny? If so, cool! Girls aren’t the only ones who can do it. However, if he thinks he looks cool and hip and doesn’t like androgyny, then too bad

  • Anonymous

    Bha ha hah ha… look at him trying to make a muscle. It’s just so cute.

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    gee she’s pretty.  :P  Really, now, hasn’t this kid’s 15 minutes ended yet?

  • Anonymous

    i like the thing on his head [at first i thought it was a magazine cut-out or some sort of photoshop, as per gaga's last entry]. i absolutely love his silver leather jacket, although that has nothing to do w/ him. nothing in my world has anything to do w/ him, never has, never will, never would have even if i were age nine so elsewise i never think about him at all.

  • Anonymous

    This is so sad. I wonder if Shaun Cassidy and Leif Garrett are ever embarrassed by their Tiger Beat days.

  • Allison Woods

    Be thankful that your kittens love their uncles so much. You are forgiven, but please don’t make a habit of it!

  • Anonymous

    The one of him in the crown made me laugh hysterically.  Thanks, I needed that!

  • Anonymous

    Part of me just wants to say… awww.. he is just a kid.
    But man, how UNCOOL is he? 

  • Beth G

    kd lang’s love child?

  • Anonymous

    I just don’t see how he and Selena Gomez are an item. I love that third picture where he’s trying to look like a bad-boy rocker from the 80s (not working!).

    • http://twitter.com/Athenabast Athena Bast

      I think she wears the pants in the relationship. She’ll get bored eventually.

  • Anonymous

    I just don’t see how he and Selena Gomez are an item. I love that third picture where he’s trying to look like a bad-boy rocker from the 80s (not working!).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

    Is he starring in a remake of Boys Don’t Cry?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

      That same thought crossed my mind!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

    Is he starring in a remake of Boys Don’t Cry?

  • Anonymous

    There’s something about that picture of him with the laurels that reminds me of a young Mary Stuart Masterson.

  • Anonymous

    You forgot the last picture in the series. Here’s a link: http://webcdn.smeet.com/sites/smeet.com/files/images/never_ending_story_princess_0.jpg

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

      I knew I’d seen him somewhere before!

  • Anonymous

    How did you put it? “You’re all going to kill us for featuring this”?  Kill? No, not kill. Denigrate. Complain of. Talk trash about. Express disappointment in. 

  • Anonymous

    Purty gurrl.

  • Anonymous

    He always looks like a douche. And the helmet looks like a watermelon broken on his head.

  • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

    He’s got to stop stealing all of Suze Orman’s jackets.

  • Anonymous

    “They really should have considered including the brand of lip gloss he’s sporting as well as the name of his brow waxer.”
    Haha, funniest thing I’ve read all day. My brief scroll through the pics did nothing to alter my perception that he is the douchiest (is that a word?) dresser on the planet. His 15 minutes cannot be over fast enough for me.

  • Anonymous

    Douche-tastic!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Hahaha, the crown killed me!

  • Call me Bee

    I’m not even going to dignify this post with a comment.  So there. 

  • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

    In a way I kind of enjoy the one where he’s wearing the leafy crown. Maybe it’s meant to approximate a laurel wreath but to me it looks feminine. I think JB has always had an andro quality and this could be a sign of him embracing it. I’d like to see him own the gender fuck as he ages. He’s going to have to transform at some time in order to stay in the spotlight and frankly we could use more genderqueer people where others can see. 

    • http://twitter.com/Athenabast Athena Bast

      I don’t think he’s got the balls to do that.

  • http://needtherapy.tumblr.com/ skadi1

    That is the most feminine boy I’ve ever seen.  If that was the intent, well done, stylists.  If not, then I don’t get it.  I have a hard time understanding the style or musical value of this guy.

  • http://twitter.com/TigerLaverada TigerLaverada

    He’s got a purty mouth.

  • Anonymous

    If only I were as pretty.

  • Anonymous

    Brain bleach, stat..

  • Anonymous

    Rachel Maddow.

  • Good Shot

    He looks like the girl that Rooney thought Ferris was in the arcade.

  • Anonymous

    Hmm.  Justina’s got her head cradled in a giant V.  How very symbolic.  Is this NSFPTG (not safe for preteen girls?)

  • Susan Walker

    I don’t get why he was styled like this and why he wwould go along with it.  Maybe he thinks showing his little muscle made him look tough.  That and his own earrings?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IHWCJIMARF4OOW6PQZQS3RFOOA JillK

    That’s a girl.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Angelica-Smith-Mertens/150401222 Angelica Smith Mertens

    I’m pretty sure they put mascara on him…That last pic I’m thinking ‘chick with short hair’….seriously…

  • Anonymous

    Good grief. 

  • Anonymous

    Ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha…that is all I can do over this!! It is just ridiculous!!! What does he think he is?? Love that pointer/pinky thing, he is just so cool!!! HAHA~~

    • http://twitter.com/Athenabast Athena Bast

      That pointer/pinky thing is “throwing the horns”. It’s a heavy metal music thing. Something he has no business doing.

      • Anonymous

        I was wondering what that meant now.  I grew up in an Italian neighborhood, and it meant the throwing the horns you noted, to ward off evil. I could never figure out why all these non-Italian kids were always doing it on Facebook!! 

  • Lisa

    She’s really pretty.  :-D

  • Anonymous

    I can’t tell which is more upsetting, this post or the additional Rooney Mara post. Blergh to both (But I’ll always be a faithful bitter kitten. I love you guys.).

    • Anonymous

      Ditto. 

  • Anonymous

    He is incredibly young.  I’ll forgive a lot.  I actually like the picture with the crown on an artistic level, rather Apollonian.  I think he’s actually going to stick around, and I’m ok with that.  It will be interesting to see where maturity takes his music.

    I also like his expression with the helmet: “Guys?  Why are you making me wear a helmet?”  Yes, I see variances.  No, I don’t think such a limited range is a good thing for a model.

  • Anonymous

    Bawhahahahahahahahahahahaha!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=816120314 Chason Dailey

    Rachel Maddow has never looked better!

  • Anonymous

    That poor kid

  • Anonymous

    I actually like Bieber’s andro looks. He’s really pretty!

  • Anonymous

    What the hell kind of sweater is that in the cover shot?? 

  • http://twitter.com/evergreen_g G and G

    don’t know if it’s the androgynous look but the image being portrayed here of a young man got me bothered a little.

  • Anonymous

    One of the stupidest things I’ve ever seen.

  • Damien W

    I  still say that Justin is a performance art creation of actress Ellen Page. From Juno to Justin!

  • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

    As a middle aged woman, I know I’m not his demographic, but I just don’t get the appeal.

  • Anonymous

    His prettiness reminds me of very young Michael Jackson with the long eyelashes and soprano voice (the eighties jackets help this along).  I don’t think they’re trying to make him look feminine, per se, so much as an androgynous pop star in the grand tradition of such.

  • Anonymous

    it’s nice to see justin looking like a bit of a ladyboy.  keep an open mind, child, you never know which way things will shape up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1124162729 Igor Buarque

    it looks like the helmet was photoshop in his head

  • Anonymous

    He makes a really cute girl.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patricia-Clements/100000941516003 Patricia Clements

    He looks just plain creepy.  I imagine he thinks that facial expression makes him look tough.  Not going to happen.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, the VH-1 “Where Are They Now” feature in 30 years is not going to be a happy tale.

  • http://twitter.com/LOfficielEbony TheVeryLivingEND

    What an adorable little  girl!

  • Anonymous

    Every time I see him I think of Hillary Swank in “Boys Don’t Cry.”

  • frankystein123

    (>.<)

  • frankystein123

    Wtf.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/E4CFVD67K2YI5WGYX3FGYRWM2M steve

    Why would he ever wear that? This just proves that he’s a complete idiot and does’nt deserve to live. KILL BIEBER!