Pop megastar and recovering racist Justin Bieber was reportedly baptized—in a bathtub. TMZ is reporting that Bieber underwent "intense" Bible study with Pastor Carl Lentz over the course of the last few weeks, all of which concluded with the singer getting baptized in New York City. Despite wanting to keep the ceremony hush hush, Bieber's cover kept getting blown every time he visited a church, so he ultimately decided to take a dip in a friend's bathtub.

Whether Bieber's religious awakening is real or just some good old-fashion PR damage control, it will be interesting to see how this whole redemption tour continues to play out. God may forgive, but the public is rarely, if ever, as sympathetic. Stay #blessed, Biebs.

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