Justin Bieber’s ‘Purpose’ Album Art Banned in Some Countries

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Justin Bieber is dealing with another provocative photo scandal– and this time it’s not those nude pictures.

The album art for “Purpose,” which he revealed just days ago, has already been banned in some countries.

According to TMZ, there are two problems with the cover that aren’t going over well: Justin being shirtless, and also the cross symbol tattooed on his chest. Those two things have caused a few Middle Eastern countries to reject the album cover, including Indonesia.

Now, the publication goes on to report that Bieber’s team is scrambling to come up with an alternative cover for the album for those countries that have banned it.

#5weeks #PURPOSE

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The album, which will be released on Nov. 13, includes Justin’s hit What Do You Mean? which was his first song to make it to the Billboard Hot 100, and topped the charts in 92 countries worldwide. Justin’s upcoming album is up against some tough competition that week. One Direction’s Made in the A.M., which will be released on Nov. 13.


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