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Justin Bieber as You’ve Never Seen Him Before for Interview Magazine (Forum Buzz)

Like it or not, Justin Bieber is undoubtedly being embraced by the fashion world. He recently inked a contract with Calvin Klein, stripping down to his briefs alongside Lara Stone for the brand’s controversial Spring 2015 ad campaign and now, the Canadian fronts Interview‘s August issue. The Biebs was photographed like never before, captured by edgy fashion photographer Steven Klein for a series of raw and untouched portraits, which ultimately contributed to the unconventional cover. Count on Interview to deliver something striking and full of shock value.

The forums erupted once the cover dropped earlier today. “This looks good… and I’m shocked to say that,” shared a pleasantly surprised MON.

“Am I liking this?” Oxymore questioned in disbelief.

Also willing to admit liking the feature was Thefrenchy: “To be honest, he’s one of the celebrities I hate the most but I do sort of like some of the shots. I like how trashy it is.”

Forum member fluxxx felt the same way, confessing, “Actually I like the concept. He looks so douchey but it suits the concept very well. This is the most interesting editorial from him and Klein did a great job to shoot this.”

The rest of us were left feeling uneasy and displeased. “I actually love the photography and composition, if only it was any other celeb. I can’t stand this kid. Too bad they wasted this on him,” expressed kokobombon.

In agreement over the wasted potential was Royal-Galliano. “I love the art direction. It’s a shame they wasted it on him,” he expressed in response.

“There’s something very trashy about the cover and editorial, he doesn’t look very clean here. Could be that horrible blonde hair and tacky tattoos,” a horrified Benn98 replied.

Check out Justin’s must-see cover story and share your opinion with us here.