The possibly eternal debate about the size of Justin Bieber’s penis has reared its head yet again, with the republication of a laughably contrived, alleged texts exchange between the Biebs and his ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez — replete with references to at the time tabloid headlines — by ratter.com, a website which (at press time) has exactly 1,053 followers on Twitter.
The site, which is run by former Gawker and Deadspin editor, A.J. Daulerio, claims to have obtained previously uncensored, alleged pics of Bieber’s bulge.
At the outset, it should be noted official reps for Gomez and Bieber previously denied the alleged text exchange was real. So did TMZ. They got a look at the so-called texts before Radar Online published the claim on January 20, 2014.
A day after Radar Online went to press, Mail Online reported they contacted Gomez’s rep, Jill Fritzo, for comment.
“Not Real” was Fritzo’s clear and firm response when asked whether alleged nude photos of Bieber’s penis and insults were sent by him to Gomez. It was alleged the “Baby” singer called the actress-singer a “talentless p***y” and texted lines such as “You’re only famous cuz of me,” among other alleged remarks.
At the time, Bieber’s rep also told E! News, “Those texts did not occur between the two of them.”
Radar Online has a long history of publishing fabricated claims. Notably, their December, 2014, claim that the New Jersey home of Joe and Teresa Giudice was raided by the FBI was slammed as completely false by Matt Reilly, a spokesperson from the U.S. Attorney’s office and Joe’s lawyer.
In May, 2014, Radar ran alleged statements by a source stating Gomez was “so bored” of hanging out with supposed frenemy Taylor Swift. Those so-called quotes were blasted as fake by reps for Gomez and Swift, and disproved by the pair’s continued friendship.
Fast forward to Ratter’s February 16, 2015 story. The site claims two alleged photos of a penis are of Bieber, then boldly states — without an “allegedly” in sight — that these shots were sent to Gomez by the Biebs with attached alleged messages.
One of those alleged — and officially denied as authentic — text messages and pics, read, “Come on. Don’t tell me you don’t miss this.”
Another alleged text with an another shot of Bieber’s alleged penis, read, “C*m on baby.”
Ratter revealed they recently contacted Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, for a comment on the alleged texts and graphic pictures story. Braun reportedly replied by text. In the first, he reportedly wrote back.
“Hi. The reason they never ran is they were proven false. Our lawyer is cced. Thank you”
“Sent from my iphone”
Pressed by Ratter for another comment after the site noted perezhilton.com (among other media outlets reported the alleged censored texts exchange last January), Braun’s second text reportedly reiterated the gist of his first.
“False. Already Proven.”
“Sent from my iphone”
Despite Braun’s new denial, Bieber and Gomez’s reps’ denials to Mail Online and E! News last January, and TMZ’s report that the alleged text exchange is “phony,” Ratter is claiming their “sources” say their alleged pic of Bieber’s penis is real. Was there a penis lineup?
The question of how Daulerio, who has no track record of intimate access to either Gomez or Bieber, can claim that in the face of multiple denials remains a mystery. Simply alleging “Our sources confirm that these text messages are legit, however,” does not make it so.
Ratter seems to have re-run the alleged text and graphic pic story, originally published by a notorious gossip site, Radar Online, with a photo of a penis that could be anyone’s. Has the website put the words “Justin Bieber” and “d**k” into a headline, under the pretense of reporting an arguable point about the size of the singer’s penis, to grab click bait traffic?
In closing, it’s worth noting that in the first week of January, 2014, Bieber and Gomez were snapped riding Segways around his then Calabasas, California, neighborhood. The former couple went on to reunite numerous times that year, before splitting last September.
Speaking by phone to a Norwegian radio station back in December, Gomez’s most recent on-record comment about Bieber was “I definitely have so much respect and love for him.” Her remark — and this report — substantially undermines the credibility of this consistently refuted, alleged graphic texts rumor cum smear.
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