justin bieber buttIn a bold, weird move, Justin Bieber pulled down his pants and mooned the camera this weekend and then posted the shot to his Instagram account. To your left, you'll see said photo, which has been cropped to remove any traces of crack (you're welcome?). The Biebs deleted the pic shortly after adding it, but not after it was liked over 86,000 times, and received over 2,700 comments. Let that sink in for a moment: Over 86,000 people liked Justin Bieber's bare ass. Do with that what you will.

Is Biebs trying to deflect negative press during the wake of his marijuana controversy? Is this his way of "acting out" during his breakup with longtime girlfriend, Selena Gomez? The answer to these and other hot button questions after the jump. (Yes, as well as the uncensored photo, ya dirty bird!)

The scandalous photo was perhaps just a cheeky joke, but I can't imagine it wasn't an attempt to divert some of the unwanted media scrutiny Biebs has been receiving lately. Also, everyone does weird things when they're going through a break up, right? Some drink three-quarters of a bottle of white burgundy and go for aimless, meandering walks in the cold while listening to Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" on repeat; other post ass-shots to Instagram. Different strokes.

Whatever the reasoning behind this photo, I think it's safe to say: Justin's fans were over the moon about this. Bottom line is: Biebs' rear is all it's cracked up to be. Butt what's next?

Are you surprised that Justin posted this photo? Would you have rather made it through the day without seeing Justin Bieber's behind? Sound off!

 

Image via Justin Bieber/Instagram