Justin Bieber’s Possibly Photoshopped Body Now Dominates East Houston Street

Posted on: January 14th, 2015 at 5:12 am by
This image has been archived or removed.

Justin Bieber’s bod may or may not have been photoshopped for a recent Calvin Klein ad campaign, but his shirtless torso nevertheless dominates East Houston Street. The Bieber billboard-banner – which also features cowgirlin’ supermodel Lara Stone – was hoisted to the brand’s longtime ad space above the entrance to the Broadway-Lafayette subway entrance.

The debate of whether Calvin Klein photographers altered Bieber’s likeness has been big news the last few days. Gossip website Breatheheavy.com last week published what it claimed were untouched images of the original shoot. It appeared that his chest and abdominal muscles (plus, his family jewels) received a facelift. After legal pursuits from the boy wonder to the tune of defamation, the website ultimately retracted the image and apologized. But the damage was done. Everybody’s talking about it now, for better or worse.

It’s been quite a while since this ad space has been such a flashpoint. We’d probably need to set the DeLorean to June 2009 when local media scrambled to shun the orgy scene.

This image has been archived or removed.

Calvin Klein billboard, June 2009

Recent Stories

Vision Urbana Donates 1,500 Turkeys to NYCHA Residents in Largest Turkey Drive on the Lower East Side

The turkeys are coming! This week, Vision Urbana announced the largest ever turkey drive on the Lower East Side. It’s a feat which provides turkeys to over 1,500 families in NYCHA this Thanksgiving. Door-to-door turkey drop-offs have already begun, via Vision Urbana’s food pantry home delivery network. Just in time for folks to have their […]

Clayton’s Corner: Bloodied at the Bodega

We received a dispatch from Clayton Patterson about an aggro homeless man bothering business at the SX Grocery. You’ll recall that the family-owned bodega fell victim to an ATM cash machine heist, in which the robbers made off with $8,000 cash. Now, the store is apparently contending with an area homeless man who is “very […]

B&H Dairy Robbed, Cash Register Stolen

B&H Dairy is licking its wounds following yet another criminal incident on-premise. Late Monday night, the restaurant was robbed. Ownership reported on Facebook that its front door was compromised and its cash register stolen. The perp ran with the bounty around the corner to East Seventh Street, where co-owner Ola Abdelwahed found the machine busted […]

Astor Place Hair Saved by Deep Pocketed Investors, Including its Landlord

Astor Place Hair was all set to close this week, concluding an impressive seven-decade run. The pandemic reduced customers and business plummeted. Thanks to an eleventh-hour cash infusion, though, the barbershop will stay put. Indeed, news broke yesterday that a conglomerate of investors joined forces to raise the necessary capital. The group includes financier Jonathan […]

Eight Years After Extell, Still No Supermarket for Two Bridges

With One Manhattan Square an eyesore of the Lower East Side skyline for so long, it’s almost impossible to remember what came before. Almost. Indeed, it’s been eight years since Pathmark officially closed its doors, leaving the surrounding Two Bridges community bereft of an affordable supermarket. For much of the local population, a walk to […]