Is the Justin Bieber Smoking Weed with Ariana Grande Picture Fake?

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Mon, Oct 7 - 3:49 pm EDT | 11 months ago by
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Earlier today, TMZ published a picture reportedly showing Justin Bieber smoking weed while sitting next to fellow superstar singer Ariana Grande. The pic is shocking for multiple reasons, including the drug use and the potential relationship between the two pop stars.

Here’s the photo TMZ posted:

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(source: tmz.com)

One problem: It appears to be a fake.

I emailed a few sources and was sent what is purported to be the real original snapshot. As you can see, it does feature Justin Bieber but he’s not smoking marijuana and the girl isn’t Ariana Grande.

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Is the media really desperate enough to photoshop Justin? Is someone else behind the hoax?

Let us know what you think in the comment section below. And please Like this post on Facebook or tweet about it on Twitter to spread the truth!

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  • Julia

    my opinion is that people need to stop focusing on a popstar and focus more on there own life. who cares if bieber smoked weed? at the end of the day hes only human. and who are u to call someone out for there mistakes when u go out and make mistakes just as equal???? sit back. hes not fading anytime soon. yes he makes dumb mistakes but we all do so u have no right to judge him. get off this website and go back to your jobs.

  • Megan

    Does the author have any idea about how photos work? The supposed “real” photo at the bottom of the article has had its brightness and contrast adjusted so that the details become washed out. The joint is still there in the photo. Show the original photo to any Photoshop professional and see how many of them think it’s doctored instead of emailing you friends who took a photography class in high school and citing them as your “sources”.

    I can’t believe I’m defending TMZ, but they’re known for getting exclusive details that are fact-checked by multiple reliable sources before publishing something. In short: while they are not 100%, they are rarely wrong.

    Moreover, Justin Bieber has been photographed smoking weed before and even acknowledged the incident and apologized, saying it wouldn’t happen again. If one photo of him lighting up has leaked online, imagine how much he actually smokes. I’m neither praising nor condemning Justin Bieber, but the suggestion that TMZ has undertaken some elaborate plot to bring him down is absurd. This article is nonsense.

  • Megan

    Does the author of this article have any idea about how photos work? The supposed “real” photo at the bottom of the article has had its brightness and contrast adjusted so that the details become washed out. The joint is still in the photo. Show the original photo to any Photoshop professional and see how many of them think it’s doctored instead of emailing you friends who took a photography class in high school and citing them as your “sources”.

    I can’t believe I’m defending TMZ, but they’re known for getting exclusive details that are fact-checked by multiple reliable sources before publishing something. In short: while they are not 100%, they are rarely wrong.

    Moreover, Justin Bieber has been photographed smoking weed before and even acknowledged the incident and apologized, saying it wouldn’t happen again. If one photo of him lighting up has leaked online, imagine how much he actually smokes. I’m neither praising nor condemning Justin Bieber, but the suggestion that TMZ has undertaken some elaborate plot to bring him down is absurd. This article is nonsense.

    And don’t delete my comment this time just becasue you can’t take criticism like a man.

  • ivan

    There are celebrities doing much worse who get honored at awards shows; Justin is transitioning from his teens to adulthood after coming out of poverty to be where he is at. Why can’t the media leave him alone! Nothing but negative stories ignoring the good.

    • Tyriq

      Poverty? Haha you’re joking right? You must be a complete fucking moron if you believe Justin Beaver was once ‘poor’. Dumb fuck believing everything he hears. Do you also believe pigs can fly? Fuck outta here you faggot. LMAO@U

    • ivan

      Are you on crack? Read any bio on Justin and you will see he did not even have money for clothes; he was poor and came from a broken home. His mother raised him in public housing. Don’t misinform the idiots that would listen to your tired ass.

  • Megan

    Does the author of this article have any idea about how photos work? The supposed “real” photo at the bottom of the article has had its brightness and contrast adjusted so that the details become washed out. The joint is still in the photo. Show the original photo to any Photoshop professional and see how many of them think it’s doctored instead of emailing you friends who took a photography class in high school and citing them as your “sources”.

    I can’t believe I’m defending TMZ, but they’re known for getting exclusive details that are fact-checked by multiple reliable sources before publishing something. In short: while they are not 100%, they are rarely wrong.

    Moreover, Justin Bieber has been photographed smoking weed before and even acknowledged the incident and apologized, saying it wouldn’t happen again. If one photo of him lighting up has leaked online, imagine how much he actually smokes. I’m neither praising nor condemning Justin Bieber, but the suggestion that TMZ has undertaken some elaborate plot to bring him down is absurd. This article is nonsense.

    When are you going to stop deleting my comments? Embarrassed that you’re a pathetic excuse for a journalist?

  • Mike

    thank god someone showed tmz was lying. im so sick of tmz’s lies. that girl doesnt even look like ariana one bit. tmz is so desperate, they always have to put justin bieber in almost every single report they do so they can get views and make justin look bad. they never report about anything good.

  • jesse

    im not really a fan of bieber (not a hater either), media should seriously stop making up stuff on the internet, and actually start reporting on the good stuff justin did. they always have to make him look bad. but honestly, he can smoke weed if wants to bc its HIS choice, not the media, not anyone’s but justin. he makes mistakes, but guess what? so does the rest of us. leave justin alone man. smh

  • Heartbeathespian

    It’s just an option, people will do this stuff, some people should think twice before becoming a celebrity, nobody has to be mean about these things.