We prefer it more than the original.UPDATE: This is the second cover (we prefer it more than the original):
[Original story published on Oct. 15 at 12:24 p.m. PST):
Justin Bieber’s “Purpose” album cover won’t fly in the Middle East.
Bieber’s team is scrambling to come up with an alternate cover for his upcoming record because the Middle East rejected the original for being “too provocative,” reports TMZ.
In the original, Bieber is shirtless, holding his hands together and looking down while showing off his crucifix tattoo on his chest. Several Middle Eastern countries, as well as Indonesia, “predominantly Muslim regions,” won’t advertise Bieber with that imagery.
His new record drops Nov. 13, and we’re interested to see the alternate artwork. We have a feeling it might end up looking something like this: