Justin Bieber Victim of Photoshop Disaster?

/ October 26, 2010

Justin Bieber’s adorable, cherub-like features looked a little too adorable on the cover of Todateen Star, a Portuguese teen magazine. In fact, Justin looked so doll-like that many American fans complained that the 16-year-old star had been photoshopped to an unnatural level of cute.

With his eyes lightly darkened and his lips looking like pink rosebuds, there was something definitely, uh, different about the star’s naturally handsome looks.

Meanwhile, Todateen Star, a supplement of Todateen magazine (the Portuguese equivalent of a Bop or J-14) defended their angelic cover of Baby Biebs and insisted that they did not retouch the cover.

“We could not help noticing your comments and tweet from the picture of Justin on the cover of Todateen Star,” the magazine posted on their website (via Huffington Post’s translation), “We would like to say that there was no change made in the area of the singer’s eyes. We had a technical problem that darkens certain areas of the photo.”

“We also want to say that all of us find Justin very naturally beautiful. We’d never think it’s necessary to alter pictures of him. Natural beauty says it all, right?”

Justin wouldn’t be the first star to be at the center of a photoshopping controversy. Everyone from Jessica Alba to Jon Hamm has been made to look unnatural due to the overzealous hand of a retoucher.

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