Justin Bieber Tries To Distract Fans From Pot Scandal By Taking Off His Shirt [PHOTOS]

Michael Prieve | January 7, 2013 - 9:00 am

Selena & Justin Dine
The young couple enjoys some Benihana.
Justin Hits The Beach
Justin Bieber enjoys a shirtless day at the beach.
Imagine ear damaging decibels of screams when Justin Bieber took his shirt off during his concert in Salt Lake City Saturday night (January 05, 2013). That is exactly what Justin was hoping for, as he was trying to make people for get about those photos that TMZ posted of Justin smoking some weed.

The pictures were reportedly taken on January 02, 2013 inside a hotel room in Newport Beach, CA. Just one day earlier, a paparazzo was killed while trying to photograph the singer’s Ferrari in L.A. Ironically, the paparazzo had called his agency to say that he had seen Justin smoking pot.

A source tells Us Weekly, his team “isn’t happy about those photos. They are grilling security about who could have taken them.” 

The newly single Justin hasn’t addressed the incident directly, however Bieber’s series of Twitter posts early Saturday morning were telling enough.

“Everyday growing and learning. trying to be better. u get knocked down, u get up. i see all of u. i hear all of u. i never want to let any of you down. i love u. and..thank u. #beliebers”

Do you think these pics will hurt Justin’s career, or is this more of a “so what?” Sound off in the comments below.