Been holding on to this post all day not sure if I should go with my gut on this or just simply report what all the media is reporting but I think it's more important to tell you guys what I think rather than just going with the crowd.
Below is the picture circulating around the net for the last 2 days. It is a picture of two people who look incredibly like Justin and Selena in what looks like a moment of kissie kissie.
I understand that everyone is reporting this to be fake simply because Justin's publicist has said it is fake:
Reading as much celebrity news as I do, I also understand that publicists often lie. It is all part of their job. They are hired to help shape the public image of a celeb and there is no doubt that Justin Bieber has now become a huge "brand" that they must protect. Not just for the good of JB but for everyone that works for him. That being said I am not saying that Justin's rep (who has remained unnamed) is lying, I'm just saying that just because a rep says one thing doesn't mean that it must be true. Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake anyone?
So this is the other side of the argument. A site by the name of Bieber Heiress picked up on the picture and made a post after carefully examining the picture themselves. This is their argument:
The necklace is clearly the same, and the hairstyles are identical. Not to mention Justin’s fingers. We don’t know why, but some reason we think he has really recognizable hands, and in the picture below you can see it’s clearly his hands in the picture above. So clearly it’s Justin, but now to assure that the chica he’s kissing is surely Selena.
We made sure to show a pic where you can see her profile, including her ears, to prove that it is indeed her. Even the eyebrows are the same. It’s pretty obvious that it’s Miss Gomez. So we already know they’re definitely dating, and now we know that although Selena doesn’t Kiss and Tell, the camera sure does.
Never short on opinion and especially given a subject like this, I wasn't going to simply conclude that this picture is fake without at least carefully examining the picture myself. And this is what I think.....
Ok the biggest problem with this picture is that the faces do not show. As for Selena, everything that shows look real to me. There's nothing I can point out that says it's not Selena. So all I could really focus on was Justin. I've zoomed into many pictures to compare and I have to agree - his hair, his fingers, his necklace - they all look real.
The hair looks like his except it looks like the direction is from left to right in the picture when Justin usually has it right to left. But don't forget that he is bending down sideways in the pic so his hair would naturally hang that way in that position.
I also have to agree that the fingers also look like Justin's. Justin has really small short fingers and after carefully comparing the first pic on top to the second pic, it really looks like the same hand. Zoom into the picture (press Ctrl and + key) and look at both pictures carefully. The hand looks identical.
I compared a high resolution picture (with Barbara Walters) of Justin's necklace to the one in the rumored pic and to be honest I can't say that it's not the same.
So the only things left to focus on is his eyebrow and fingernails. Justin has very distinct eyebrows. They're dark, thick, and they are straight. The eyebrow looks authentic.
Now the fingernails is what really got me. Look at the picture up top again. That guy has very, very small fingernails. When you look at the second picture (with purple shirt) you can't really tell if Justin has small fingernails or not. The right hand fingernails (holding 3 fingers) definitely look small while the left hand (holding 2 fingers) look kind of normal sized. So I kept looking for more pictures that show his fingernails more clearly and I found this one:
In the right picture (with hat on) you can see that Justin's left hand fingernails clearly look small. And that is the same side hand as the fingernails in the second picture that looks kind of normal sized. Examine any pictures of Justin's fingernails and you will see that Justin does have very small fingernails. So in terms of the fingernails they too look exactly the same. And this I think is the most important part of the picture that may reveal whether the picture is really of Justin or not. I honestly think that this picture is real and that his rep was simply protecting Justin Bieber the brand. I can't find anything in the picture that looks fake.
One more thing I'd like to add. The article we posted yesterday about Justin and Selena alone in a hotel room together forgot to mention that the room service was ordered at 1am in the morning. The adults around them must always know where they are because Selena and especially Justin has to be protected all the time. My question is what would they expect if they leave two teenagers alone in a hotel room together at 1am in the morning? Pattie has said she wants Justin to remain a virgin until he finds the right girl. Maybe Pattie (and the adults around him) thinks Selena is that girl.