Justin Bieber's Instagram account remains deleted, but the singer is still popping up on social media. However, Beliebers shouldn't believe everything they see on Instagram.
On August 18, a nude photo of Justin Bieber was posted on model Chantel Jeffries' Instagram page. It appeared to show the "Sorry" singer pleasuring himself, and it was accompanied by a message reading, "I love you Justin." Because Justin has been photographed in the buff before, many of his fans likely assumed that the photo was the real deal. But would Chantel really tag Selena Gomez right on her ex-boyfriend's penis? The answer is no.
Photos of a naked Justin Bieber jerking his own chain have been leaked to an ex's Instagram: https://t.co/Gwhkcz9TkO pic.twitter.com/NU1taA1TsGA source close to Chantel Jeffries told E! News that she wasn't trying to be included in Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez's drama-filled narrative; the nude photo was posted by a hacker who had gained access to her Instagram account. Chantel used Snapchat to let her social media followers know what was going on.
— CELEBUZZ (@CELEBUZZ) August 19, 2016
"Alright guys, so this is the only way you can know it's me, so I'm going to keep you updated here," Chantel said in a Snapchat video. "But yeah, my Instagram's been hacked. Someone's been trying to hack into all my stuff today."
Chantel eventually regained control of her account, and, just like Justin Bieber's entire Instagram page, the nude photo was deleted. E! News discovered that the person who hacked Jeffries' account didn't gain access to a new picture of Bieber in the buff; the "leaked" nude was actually an old shirtless photo of the singer that had been digitally altered to make it look like he was bottomless and touching himself.
Chantel Jeffries was last seen with Justin Bieber last month. According to a July 19 report by TMZ, Bieber rented out an entire theater in NYC so that he, Jeffries, and a small group of friends could watch a private screening of The Secret Life of Pets. The next day, the Daily Mail reported that Jeffries was photographed leaving Bieber's hotel wearing the same outfit she had on the night before.
Someone Hacked Justin Bieber's Ex Chantel Jeffries & Threw SERIOUS Shade At Selena Gomez https://t.co/NcSTjVMUue pic.twitter.com/pmdmzw65AyAccording to E! News, Chantel has known Justin since at least 2014. She made headlines in January of that year because she was riding in the passenger seat of the pop star's Lamborghini when he was arrested for a DUI. According to a source close to Chantel, she's spent a lot of time waiting for Justin to ask her to be his one and only.
— Girlfriend (@GirlfriendMAG) August 19, 2016
"Chantel would really date Bieber exclusively if he was ready. They have been good friends for a while," the insider revealed.
Unfortunately for Chantel, Bieber has found love with a different model, and his decision to delete his Instagram account might keep him off the market for a quite some time. Bieber decided to deprive his fans of his Instagram posts as punishment for attacking the new object of his affection, 17-year-old Sofia Richie, and he reportedly doesn't regret bidding adieu to the social media site. In fact, Hollywood Life reports that the move has had a positive effect on his relationship with the model daughter of musician Lionel Richie.
"Sofia [Richie] and Justin [Bieber]'s bond has strengthened since his social media situation," an insider revealed. "He used his issues with his Instagram to prove to her that she is important to him and that his intentions with her are sincere. Sofia has felt protected by him by every way he has stuck up for her and as a result they feel closer than ever."
Is Justin Bieber going private on Instagram? After Sofia Richie's harassment, he just might.https://t.co/X7OlUCwyCG pic.twitter.com/Az2BEhu7TxAccording to the Daily Mail, Justin Bieber and Sofia Richie recently proved that they aren't letting the social media drama surrounding their relationship get to them. On Saturday, Justin was photographed kissing Sofia and cuddling with her in Tokyo's Ueno Park. The blissful singer looked like he was totally over his social media spats with his Beliebers and ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez, who weighed in on Justin's feud with his fans by offering him a little relationship advice.
— E! News (@enews) August 14, 2016
"If you can't handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol - it should be special between you two only. Don't be mad at your fans. They love you," Selena wrote in response to Justin's Instagram complaint.
It looks like Justin Bieber actually took Selena Gomez's advice, and Sofia Richie is reaping the benefits of his breakup with Instagram.
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