Are we seeing yet another Jelena feud?
If you’re following Justin Bieber on Instagram, you may have already seen his selfie with Lionel Richie’s 17-year-old daughter, Sofia Richie, while they were in Japan. As did his other selfies with ladies who aren’t Selena Gomez, the photo was flooded with thousands of hateful comments from his loyal Beliebers over the weekend.
Among the comments were suggestions that Sofia should just kill herself because Justin was theirs and not hers. The singer took notice of the situation, and threatened to close off his account from the public. He wrote:
“I’m gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don’t stop the hate this is getting out of hand, if you guys are really fans you wouldn’t be so mean to people that I like.”
This defense didn’t sit well with the Beliebers, who were apparently insulted by the term that their idol used. Among the responses were:
“I’m not a damn FAN, Justin. I’m a BELIEBER.”
“This was not expected from you Justin. This post is making me sad. This just proves that you are choosing her over us beliebers.’
One comment that we didn’t quite expect, however, was one from Selena herself, who wrote:
“If you can’t handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol -it should be special between you two only. Don’t be mad at your fans. They love you. They were there for you before anyone.”
So far, Bieber has not turned his Instagram account private or responded to any of the new comments.
Who’s side are you on?
Photo via Justin Bieber’s Instagram