Justin Bieber's 'F–k You' T-Shirt: He Wore It To Look 'Tougher,' Expert Says

Mon, April 16, 2012 11:38am EDT by 14 Comments
Justin Bieber Shirt

Justin rocked a t-shirt emblazoned with the words “F–k You” over the weekend. Was the pop star being silly or sending a message to his fans? Find out what our expert says below!

Justin Bieber is growing up and he wants the world to know it! The 18-year-old heartthrob enjoyed a leisurely brunch with his lady love, Selena Gomez, on April 14, and he was wearing an attention-grabbing t-shirt. Is Justin showing off a new souvenir or shedding his wholesome image?

“It seems like the young pop star is trying to break his innocent teen sweetheart perception and take on a tougher, in-your-face persona to broaden his fan base,” Kate Laufer, an Image and Branding Expert, EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com. “Justin has definitely been flexing his muscles lately, so to speak, through gruesome editorial features, and now, clothes adorned with profanity.”

Justin appeared beaten and bloody — and later being comforted by a scantily-clad swimsuit model — in the April/May issue of Complex.

While it is always important to grow with your target audience, Kate worries that Justin’s bad-boy behavior might hurt his innocent image. “Justin needs to be careful to ensure that he isn’t isolating the young fans (and their parents) who have been with him from the beginning.”

Do YOU think Justin is using his shirt to send a message? Sound off below!

– Jennifer Kamm

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Roh

Posted at 9:02 PM on April 24, 2012  

OK. Let’s face it. I’m not the biggest Justin Bieber fan but He. Is. A. Legal. Adult. I’m fourteen and though I choose not to swear all the time because I PERSONALLY feel there are so many more educated ways to express feelings, everyone I know starts mouthing off the second a teacher walks out of the room. It’s natural and the t-shirt’s words are barely noticeable anyway. Calm down – nobody cares when a run-of-the-mill person wears that type of shirt. For goodness’ sake, don’t ruin fame for the boy.

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frank

Posted at 11:57 PM on June 3, 2012  

Good on you for being such a well spoken 14 year old, you really deliver a message that can carry on to others your age. Can you also do us a favor and spread the message that misspelling and “TyPinG LiKe Dis” does not make you cool? Thanks.

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Juliet

Posted at 4:47 PM on April 21, 2012  

HE IS JUST BEING HIMSELF ANY NORMAL 18 YEAR OLD WOULD WEAR IT

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yenah

Posted at 10:24 PM on April 19, 2012  

justin is not trying to be look tougher. he’s just trying to be cool

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Posted at 1:52 AM on April 17, 2012  

An ordinary cheap T-shirt + superstar = an attention-grabbing Titles Hollow article on Ridiculous experts——-this is the style of Hollywoodlife

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Posted at 12:49 AM on April 17, 2012  

Older people can understand the f-word.

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irina

Posted at 3:46 PM on April 16, 2012  

It’s just a t-shirt you people. He can wear what he wants

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DYLETHAT

Posted at 3:51 PM on April 16, 2012  

YOU ARE SO RITE ABOUT THAT AND THEY NEED TO STOP JUDGEING HIM ON WHAT HE WEAR EVERTIME. LIKE FOREAL

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Susu

Posted at 3:21 PM on April 16, 2012  

“Justin needs to be careful to ensure that he isn’t isolating the young fans (and their parents) who have been with him from the beginning.”

I completely agree….what are all of the little girls’ mommies (Cody from Jimmy Kimmel Live!!!) and the kids going to think? I have been supporting Justin Bieber since his first debut, and I always will. Never say never, and remember the little ones. :)

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Rhiann

Posted at 1:06 PM on April 16, 2012  

It’s a t-shirt guys, half of the time people don’t read what it says and when they do they don’t think “oh, I’ll wear that when I’m angry at someone”.

Just because he wore a shirt saying f–k you on it doesn’t mean he’s actually saying it.

Sometimes I think you guys are just too sad, you take everything literally just to get some ‘news’ and even worse you’ve made it about his fans, when he tells them repeatedly that he loves them. Are you trying to turn people against him for something as innocent as that?!

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Monica

Posted at 1:27 PM on April 16, 2012  

i totally agree! he’s not talking to anyone with that shirt!

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fever

Posted at 12:35 PM on April 16, 2012  

I <3Justin and I agree with Kate! She is just looking out for those of us who have loved him from the start. No flaming.

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orel

Posted at 11:54 AM on April 16, 2012  

the poor girl will get flamed

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heuigbwaib

Posted at 11:46 AM on April 16, 2012  

and if miley did this?

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