Over the weekend One Direction star Liam Payne posted a selfie that nearly broke the internet — and definitely made us do a double take. On first glance, it looks like the 1D heartthrob is baring it all, but there's a little more to the story than that. His bathing suit is intentionally blurred out just to make us think he posted a totally naked photo for everyone to see.Still, we were incredibly shocked to see the photo pop up in our feed, as were Directioners all over the world!
And he's not the only one into tricking fans that he's got his birthday suit on. Selena Gomez did it too! These photos shocked us but the one Justin Bieber posted of his "princess" Selena will go down in history as the greatest thing of all time. Yes, Bieber freaking called her a princess – we don't blame him either. Bt, this was obviously during a period when their relationship was in a good place. However, it definitely got some heads turning.
It's important to remember that even though these stars are posting what seems to be scandalous photos, they are doing it themselves. They are approving this type of photo to be posted. Lots of times we hear about celebrities' inappropriate photos being leaked online without their permission and that is so not okay.
We're all for the super revealing pics only if the stars themselves are aware of it!
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This post was originally published on July 28, 2014, and was updated on June 29, 2017.