The editors of a magazine behind a controversial new Justin Bieber photoshoot have denied they airbrushed images to make it look as if the singer was wearing eyeliner.
The cover of Brazilian teen magazine Toda Teen emerged online last week (ends31Oct10) and sparked fury among the singer's young fans, who feared the Baby hitmaker had fallen victim to over-zealous digital re-touching.
But bosses at the publication have now spoken out to deny they drastically altered Bieber's features.
A statement released to the Huffington Post reads, "We would like to say there was no change made in the area of the singer's eyes. We had a technical problem that darkens certain areas of the photo.
"We also want to say that all of us find Justin very naturally beautiful. We'd never think it necessary to alter pictures of him. Natural beauty says it all, right?"