The 21-year-old pop star took down an Instagram photo of him posing completely nude
while on vacation, and was quick to give his reasons.
"Hey, I Deleted the photo of my butt on Instagram not because I thought it was bad but someone close to me's daughter follows me and she was embarrassed that she saw my butt," he captioned a pic of himself fully clothed on Sunday. "And I totally wasn't thinking in that aspect. And I felt awful that she felt bad. To anyone I may have offended I'm so sorry."
His apology also came with an explanation as to why he posted the butt shot in the first place. "It was completely pure-hearted as a joke but didn't take in account there are littles following me!!!" the caption continued. "Love u guys."
fans were quite supportive of him posting a nude pic -- the photo got more than 600,000 likes and nearly 200,000 comments in less than an hour of going up -- they also had the "Baby" singer
's back when he decided to take down the image.
"That's okay, it is so beautiful that you deleted that for a little girl... So cute," one fan responded. "Anyways, I am so proud of you for deleting that because you wanted to, and not because some stupid people didn't like it."
Another commenter quipped: "You're lucky you've got a cute butt otherwise we wouldn't be able to forgive you so quickly."
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