Is Justin Bieber the next James Dean? The pop star himself certainly thinks so.
Bieber drew comparisons of himself to the iconic actor over the weekend by doing his best James Dean impression on Instagram. He posted a black and white photo of himself in a white t-shirt with a cigarette in the corner of his mouth while striking a similar aloof pose as a famous James Dean portrait.
He wrote in the caption of the photo, posted on Saturday, that the picture “is James Dean inspired.” adding, “Don’t ask me if I smoke ciggys cuz I don’t.”
To give context to the photo for his many young followers, Bieber followed up his photo with the inspired photo of the late actor from the 1955 film Rebel Without a Cause.