A Shirtless Justin Bieber Leads Today’s Star Sightings

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Justin Bieber seems to be combating backlash over his new fur coat by taking his clothes off.

Just hours after he was slammed by PETA for recently rocking an oversized jacket made from real animal pelt, the “Sorry” singer was spotted going out for a shirtless jog at Runyon Canyon in Hollywood. Showing off the massive ink collection on his torso, including the “son of God” design he got last month, Bieber worked up quite a sweat as he maneuvered through the hillside’s rocky terrain.

“I sometimes think that Justin Bieber needs a brain scan, as I suspect his mirror neurons — the seat of empathy — are underdeveloped or undeveloped, given that he acts like a self-absorbed, childish showoff,” Ingrid Newkirk, the president of PETA, said in a statement [via Gossip Cop]. “He seems incapable of seeing how his buying habits cause needless suffering to animals, such as baby tigers, baby monkeys, and wild coyotes.”

In 2013, Bieber angered animal rights groups when he abandoned his pet monkey, Mally, at a Germany airport after he failed to produce proper health documents for the pet to customs officials. Earlier this year, it was reported that the 22-year-old planned on adopting another exotic animal as a replacement.