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Kris Allen: Shirtless Photos 'Upset' Him

Kris Allen: Shirtless Photos 'Upset' Him

Back in April, shirtless photos of Kris Allen vacationing at the Atlantis Resort in The Bahamas popped up online.

“I was pretty upset. It was like, ‘Seriously?’” the 25-year-old American Idol vet told MTV. “I knew it was probably going to happen. We’re in Atlantis, which is not the most secret place in the world. And we were trying to have a good time. People weren’t bothering us, but apparently they were taking sneaky pictures and selling them to the tabloids. I don’t know what they got off them, but I would like a cut!”

“I’m so glad I didn’t make those photos,” Kris’ drummer, Ryland Steen, added. “I think just my elbow was in one of them.”

Hi, Ryland‘s elbow!

P.S. Why is MTV linking to TMZ? The pictures broke on!

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  • Foghorn Leghorn

    Who is this little bitch?

  • Duane

    Kris, get a suntan first before you show your horrible white skin to the public!!

  • Molly

    They didn’t see any photographers. That’s why he referred to them as “sneaky.” He may have been smiling, but it wasn’t for a camera.

  • Shaun

    Man. They really are sheltered in the South, what grown man says that.

    Poster above, this kid and the blond girl both looked directly into the camera lens.

    As for Jared, duuude. Sucks that sites like Perez and now MTV use your photos and lift articles you broke without crediting or linking. Can’t you sue for stuff like that?

  • Sarah

    I just listened to the interview. I think Kris is just sort of modest and was embarrassed more than upset. He’s not really a fame whore and I don’t see this as a bad thing. He’s cute, too bad he’s married :)

  • whatever

    i had to stop following him on twitter, his tweets got lame and annoyin

  • Tupac


  • katie

    @whatever:I hate to say it but I stopped stanning Kris when I realised he is basically a pretty version of his douchy cousins : / I still have 3 of his songs on my ipod tho lol

  • CSA

    I was upset too…the shorts didn’t fall off! :’(

  • CSA

    It upset me too…the shorts didn’t fall off! :’(

  • Molly

    Yeah, and he wasn’t exactly thrilled that he was such a whitie and that he was out of shape (he said that in another interview, lol)! April’s a little early to be tan anyway unless you do tanning beds.

    Anyway, I wasn’t upset at aaaaalll!

  • Kara

    Kris Allen looks fantastic without a shirt.. Keep the pictures of Kris coming Jared!!! Great Job!!

  • Molly

    @Duane: He wasn’t posing, moron.

  • Molly

    @[awkward]: Sure, I’m a fan, and it’s going really well! Why are all of Jared’s readers so negative?

  • -___-

    @Molly: This site used to be pretty upbeat and pleasant but lately as more and more people have migrated from Perez, Yahoo (and other extremely negative, childish sites) it’s basically turned into every other blog on the internet. I still prefer it here though. The format works for me and the updates are fast, and I like that Jared accepts links in his comments as most gossip sites do not.

  • Sam

    you must be kidding. jared is the only blog left that is still more or less fair and positive, there’s some healthy snark but not much disgusting language compared to other blogs. there’s no gang mentality unless someone is posted to death ie. rachel bilson whose unemplyed as.s used to get about 3 walking posts PER day causing readers to find her unbearable and utterly pointless

  • Beth

    Oh, Kris is just modest and was a little embarassed. He wasn’t THAT upset. Your title is misleading, Jared and stop whining. Mtv messed up, but you got tons of hits from those photos.

  • J

    dude… you were walking around shirtless. someone took a picture of you in a public area. if you wanted to keep your torso hidden from the public, maybe you shouldn’t have… walked on a public beach with your shirt off. dumb.

  • Jane

    This article is misleading people. Please see the actual video first at this link before commenting.

  • kJ

    i love his man boobies.

    So hot.

    I wanna lick ‘em

  • Kathryn

    Hi Jared – the way this is written makes it look like way more than it is.
    And if any of those who have left negative comments had actually watched the interview then, maybe they would note that he was actually laughing, smiling and blushing during this portion of the interview. It wasn’t that deep. It wasn’t that serious.

    Oh, and, by the way, this is fun news to the fans that, YES, Kris Allen actually has! HE HAS FANS PEOPLE, ACCEPT IT! They like to read stuff about artists, celebs, political figures, authors, dancers etc. that they enjoy, respect and appreciate. It’s nothing new or special. It happens all over the world ;-)
    If your not interested, just leave it alone. No need to get so riled up about something or someone that you don’t care about.

  • Cait

    Kris is adorable and sexy. I don’t care if he gets embarassed, we need more shirtless pics. Love his sexy voice, too. Damn.

  • Sals

    I thought the Glamberts were bad but you Kris fans are so rude! Why are you all attacking people who don’t like the picture? Not everyone likes Kris you know!!!

    Kris should be happy to get some press coverage, I don’t seem to be able to find many stories about him these days. Has he gone into hiding?

  • Amanda

    I don’t understand why they upset him…he looked hot.

  • sheila

    Britney, jamie, & others: obviously petty, negative-minded commenters don’t care that Kris was just being funny. They’re so ready to put someone down. Anyone who watched the interview objectively understood that he was just being funny & modest.

    Shaun, you are a very prejudiced person.

  • stan

    Sals, your comment is perplexing. Nobody who said something favorable about Kris attacked anyone. You don’t make sense. The only negative comments were from those putting down Kris.

  • Hope F. LeSane

    Hey JustJared…

    Thanks for those pics. I think Kris was more embarrassed then upset. I just think he’s self conscious about it and is just not vain or egotistical about his appearance. Silly boy. He has a great bod.

    For me…I thought the photos were hot. Thanks again.

  • lily


  • Sara

    Kris you are gorgeous do not be upset or embarassed of those photos!!!!!

    Jared stalk him and give us some more. hehe Just kidding. Kind of. :x

  • keith

    He should be happy his 15 minutes of Idol fame hasn’t run out yet.

  • Sephd19

    He should be glad someone posted his pictures. If he doesn’t want his picture taken then he needs to change his career.

    When you are now singer or actor, you gave your life with the media.

    So, get of it, douche.

  • musicfan

    You should try watching the video interview yourself instead of relying on the article or blog’s choice of words or phrase they focused on. If you watch it, MTV was the one who brought up the topic of his shirtless photos and wanted to know what was his reaction to it. So when Kris admitted that he was upset about it, it’s obvious he really means he was personally embarrassed about the photos (a little self-conscious about his body like a lot of people do, except The Situation).

    Tabloids/Shirtless topic:
    More here (watch after minute 2:10):

    Fans knew about his shyness of taking off his shirt, because there’s a video from his tour in Asia where he refused to take off his shirt on stage for a tribal dance troop that plays with fire:

    He really is just a regular guy who just wants to do music for a living, which is why he end up auditioned for American idol (with the prompting of his brother). Just because your famous, doesn’t mean you’re not human.

  • Clint

    Typical whiny backward hick statement from Kris. I’m so over him.

  • Star

    He’s so adorable in that pic. I want to squish him.

  • Rachel

    He’s such a cutie – shirtless or not! Loved the pictures. He was obviously embarassed – said in an interview that if he had known there were going to be pictures he would have done more sit-ups! I think he’s just a perfectionist – about his music for sure. Love him and his music. It’s fascinating to me that he is shy and humble, until he gets on stage – then he is confident and HOT! Love it!!


    the cutest guy ever !! and he is so talented
    he’s not fake he’s just Normal <3