Justin Bieber’s Nude Selfie To Selena Gomez: How Mobile Porn Is Changing Culture

Justin Bieber’s nude selfie sent to Selena Gomez was allegedly leaked onto the internet. Whether it’s fake or not, is this still an example of how mobile porn is changing the culture of teenagers today?

In a related report from The Inquisitr, mobile porn apparently has caused mobile data usage to soar in the United States.

Bieber’s drug addictions have been causing him a lot of problems lately. Now there’s been a leaked transcript from Justin Bieber’s iPhone that allegedly show him fighting with Gomez. He starts off with, “Baby come on, I love you,” but she’s having none of it, responding with:

“I don’t buy that bull**** anymore. I was honest with you and gave you a second chance. All my friends were right. You’re such an a******.”

When he continues to pester her she just says he’s a drug addict and needs help. His response? First he says, “Come on. Don’t tell me you don’t miss this,” and then he sends her a nude selfie. When she insists he check into rehab he shoots the suggestion down and sends yet another naked photo.

The conversation gets worse at that point, with Selena telling Bieber he shouldn’t have let his friends take the fall for his actions and that he needs to grow up and probably deserves jail time. They then take turns insulting each other, with Gomez suggesting he retire and all Bieber can do is wave his cash in her face:

“Can’t hear you over my cash, babe! You’re only famous cuz of me. You know it. I know. Everyone knows. Bye.”

But how could our culture reach the point where Justin Bieber’s nude selfie is somehow seen as appropriate in any circumstances? The statistics are fairly astounding. An estimated 36 percent of all internet content is related to porn, including a third of all internet bandwidth, and one in four searches are for porn or nude photos. But the scariest statistic of all is that the largest consumers of porn are thought to be in the 12 to 17 age group, with some studies claiming 87 percent of Canadian students having done smartphone or webcam sex.

This has led to a new vocabulary being invented by teenagers. The selfie was acknowledged as the number one new word for 2013. While some of the new terms are innocent like belfie — belly button photo — or duck face — pouting in a selfie — there’s some words that have been invented for the new mobile sex trend. For example, a nakie is a nude selfie and teasers are photos where the subject is not quite naked.

Unfortunately, this trend has seen a sharp upswing according to people who are actively involved in sharing nude selfies:

“Nude photos of girls always used to be shared but in the past two years, with apps like Snapchat and Instagram, there has been a boom – it’s become very easy to share photos widely. It’s gone ballistic – whoever has a picture of a naked ex-girlfriend in his hard drive is sharing it.”

While some girls are apparently pressured by their boyfriends, and it’s like a “trading card game for them,” it’s claimed many spread the nude selfies of their own free will. For some girls “body image is everything” and partaking in creating mobile porn helps them “become even more confident.” It’s also claimed there is peer pressure among teenage girls and if you don’t do it “it means you have low self esteem.”

Another aspect is the so-called “revenge porn,” where the nude selfies are posted to the internet as a form of retribution. If there is a Selena Gomez nude selfie stored on Justin Bieber’s iPhone then at least he hasn’t gone so far as to shame her in that manner. After all the hubbub about egging his neighbors, he’s actually worried cops might find his own collection. But many other young celebrities have been caught with their pants down — literally — when someone manages to get hold of, or even hack, the device they’re contained within. Just this past week Twitter spread leaked photos of Miley Cyrus nude.

So how should parents combat the rise of the nude selfie? Education officer Stephen Camilleri says they need to get more involved:

“Parents have to take every opportunity that presents itself to teach their children about life, growing up, feelings and different relationships. They can do so in an informal way, through stories or discussion when seeing a film, birth of a puppy or kitten and so on. The best protection from the psychological harm due to repetitive exposure to pornography is a loving, nurturing and affirming formative environment for the child and learner, both at home and at school. Home-school links should ensure that such an environment is promoted and supported in every way possible.”

What do you think should be done about the rise of mobile porn causing teenagers to behave in this manner?