Los Angeles: Singer Justin Bieber has deleted a nude photograph he posted on Instagram and has apologised to anyone he "offended".
The 21-year-old singer posted the naked picture he took in Bora Bora on Instagram on July 7 and received more than 1.7 million likes for it in a day, but has since taken it down, because he "embarrassed" his friend's daughter, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
Along with a fully clothed image of himself, Bieber shared: "Hey I Deleted the photo of my bu** 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 bu** 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. It was completely pure hearted as a joke but didn't take in account there are littles following me!!! Love u guys (sic)."
The "Boyfriend" hitmaker's nude picture was mocked by Miley Cyrus earlier this week.
Cyrus edited the image to enlarge Bieber's derriere.
Cyrus changed the image and reposted it on her own account, writing: "Bieber got back!"