Justin Bieber’s Brazil weekend won’t go quietly. Hot on the heels of the singer’s non-denied visit to a nightclub widely considered to be a brothel, comes a video of the teenage superstar sleeping in a day bed while a female films him at his most vulnerable and seemingly post-coital.
It’s currently sucking the oxygen out of the Internet, but as usual the singer’s management — who received a thoroughly deserved kicking from The Telegraph’s Cristina Odone for creating an idol out of an innocent and selling him on that for the adoration of millions — offer radio silence. [Note: Mgt sign off on reps.]
Simply titled “Justin Bieber sleeping with Girl in Brasil (sic),” the 15-second intimacy is already viral. As it turns out the girl isn’t a prostitute — despite lurid claims — but a 26-year-old, Brazilian who is a part-time actress and bodybuilder called Tatiana Neves Barbosa.
Of the “sleeping” video, Mail Online reports an insider said, “Justin was asleep in his villa when the video was taken. There were a bunch of guys and a bunch of women hanging out, not prostitutes. He fell asleep and someone walked in and took a picture.”
In addition, E! News reports that Barbosa was simply someone another guest invited to a party the singer threw at his rented house after attending a nightclub post one one of his Brazil concerts.
Apparently Tati, as she is known, “is very upset” the video is out and hadn’t intended it to make its way online.
It’s possible this explanation won’t satisfy parents contemplating taking their little darlings to see the 19-year-old’s upcoming movie-documentary Believe (opening Christmas Day), or mainstream media and public opinion which loves collectively tutting while ignoring it’s own toleration of sexualized videos, films, female objectification, scandal chasing, and violence in pop culture.
Slumbering Bieber arrives amid reports of his hard partying with numerous females while in Brazil, a reported ejection from Rio’s Copacabana Palace hotel, a storm out from his first concert after he was hit with a water bottle, paparazzi claims of an attack by the singer’s security, and a charge via Rio police over graffiti he tagged along a disused hotel wall in the city on Tuesday.
This last item appears to be news to Justin. Among the many Instagrams he posted earlier while in the Believe tour’s latest stop Argentina, one read,
“Every place I have tagged has been approved I do not suggest tagging private property… I still suck but i have fun doing it ).”