Photo agency behind Justin Bieber nude holiday photos denies 'breach of privacy'
Published 08/10/2015 | 12:00
The photo agency behind photographs of Justin Beiber naked while holidaying in Bora Bora have denied that they were an invasion of the singer's privacy.
Speaking to the Independent, FameFlynet UK spokesperson stated that there was "no invasion of privacy" and refused to comment on whether or not a long-lens was used.
The photos show the singer on holiday in Bora Bora, fully naked on the decking outside his seafront bungalow. Censored versions of the photos were published exclusively by the New York Daily News and originals were then leaked on Twitter.
The reaction to the photographs was indignant, with the Daily Beast writing: "Jokes aside, it’s a grave invasion of privacy, one that we are excusing because Justin Bieber is a dude".
"There would be a modicum of outrage if this were a female celebrity who was photographed unsuspectingly while under the guise of privacy".
When the leaked originals went viral online, Twitter had mostly the same thing to say about it.
Twitter reacted strongly to the pictures but most users favoured a variation of the same tweet, a play on Justin Beiber's new single, 'What Do You Mean'. Thousands of tweets in response to the picture read: "What Do You Peen".
Selena Gomez didn't escape the furore, with some users joking about her and Justin's past relationship.
Justin previously shared a naked snap on his Instagram, baring his bum.