Mahomies and Beliebers must have been loving how much quality time their idols were spending together in Miami over the April 5 weekend, but they got a total shock when a picture of the two singers kissing (ON THE LIPS!) surfaced online on April 7. So what the heck is going on? We found out the truth!
For a while we thought Austin Mahone might be Selena Gomez‘s next boyfriend, but a picture that surfaced on April 7 made fans think that he’s going to be Justin Bieber‘s boyfriend! A tweet that appeared to come from Justin’s account included a picture of some lip action between him and Austin and an accompanying coming out message — but is it all just another silly hoax?
Justin Bieber & Austin Mahone Kiss: Are They Bisexual?
Umm yes, DEFINITELY. The entire tweet, which was posted on Huzlers.com, was a work of Photoshop mastery, as it constructed an absurd message appearing to be from Justin — “meet my new boyfriend. I’m Bi, so what? f**k what anyone thinks” — along with a picture of the Biebs locking lips with Austin.
But besides just using common sense, there are two blatant factors that indicate how fake “Justin’s tweet” is. First off, Huzlers describes themselves as “a combination of real shocking news and satire news to keep its visitors in a state of disbelief,” so clearly they’re not afraid to fudge the truth to be shocking.
Secondly, a simple search on Twitter reveals the real photo where this Photoshop job originated from. The actual pic is of Justin and Austin kissing the cheeks of a lucky fan. I’m no photo-editing expert, but I know that it’s not too hard to erase that middle person and bring the two stars’ lips together. Clearly that’s what happened here.
Justin Bieber & Austin Mahone Fans Flip Over Kissing Hoax
But even still, the saucy bisexual hoax had Beliebers and Mahomies up in arms and furious on social media:
justin isnt bi. someone photoshopped that picture of justin and austin kissing bc they thought they be funny. it isnt. its rude
— Standing Proud (@USAKidrauhlCrew) April 7, 2014
Whoever edited Justin and Austin kissing, y’all can already leave the fanbase bc y’all are a complete embarrassment
— Follow Me Justin (@TheBestDrews) April 3, 2014
The picture I posted of Austin and Justin kissing, I KNOW it’s photoshopped. I just don’t understand why people feel the need to do it — – (@Belieberbabeh) April 3, 2014
Wow. People are actually stupid enough to believe on that Justin and Austin “kissing pic” and convince they’re bi. 😢 — Adria Lysay (@ThatsAdrizzle) April 7, 2014
to who ever edited Justin and Austin pic kissing fuck you
— jadine (@shunkybieber) April 7, 2014
Do ppl really think justin tweeted saying he’s bisexual with the pic of him kissing Austin mahone? How stupid can you be lol
— IG: _thatgirllicia (@biebsgirl10) April 6, 2014
We’re not that mad, just because it’s so blatantly obvious that the tweet was fake. Give us a call when a hoax comes along with a little more subtlety!
What about you HollywoodLifers? Were you tricked at first? Let us know!
— Andrew Gruttadaro