Once again, the internet is going wild watching Hollywood stars show fists.
Selena and Hailey’s shared history with popstar Justin Bieber has been raw material for media for many years. Selena and Justin dated on and off from 2008 to 2018; during one of their breakups, Justin dated Hailey for six months then reunited with her after his break up with Selena in 2018.
Hailey Bieber denied all the allegations about stealing Selena‘s boy. “When he and I ever started, like, hooking up or anything of that sort, he was not ever in a relationship ever, at any point,” she explained. Then, “Baby” Justin married model Hailey in 2018.
Gomez and Hailey Bieber had been always getting on each other’s nerves. This was not met by any personal attacks from Gomez to Bieber, contrary to Bieber’s hostile behavior.
However, once Hailey showed disgust by sticking out her tongue when Taylor swift’s album was mentioned, Selena defended Taylor “…my best friend is and continues to be one of the best…”.
It was all good until last year when Bieber stated in one of her interviews that it is “all love“ between her and Selena, and in October everything seemed completely fine when Selena posted pictures with Hailey Bieber. Things only got out of hand when Kylie and Kendall Jenner joined the party.
The Jenner-Bieber Attack
Initially and almost a month ago, Kendall Jenner and Bieber uploaded a video on TikTok lip-syncing “I’m not saying she deserves it, but I’m saying God’s timing is always right.” The video followed a series of questions and online harassment regarding Selena Gomez’s weight gain which was very obvious in her recent appearances. Gomez who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder stated that it was a result of her medications and it doesn’t matter because she isn’t “a model”.
The harassment was taken heavily by fans who supported Selena and believed it was cruel to attack her even in the slightest way knowing she is battling mental illness.
Then, a few weeks ago Selena posted a story on TikTok explaining how she accidentally over-laminated her eyebrows. Laminating is a way of chemically straightening eyebrows and lifting them which got a little dramatic in Selena’s case. Hours later, Kylie Jenner posted a story: “this was an accident??“ on her eyebrows. Later the same day Bieber and Jenner posted a selfie from their FaceTime video call only showing their eyebrows.
People theorized all the past events on TikTok to which Jenner replied to, shutting down the rumours On Wednesday (February 22nd): “This is reaching,” she wrote. “No shade towards Selena ever and I didn’t see her eyebrow posts! u guys are making something out of nothing. This is silly.” Gomez then wrote: “Agreed @kyliejenner. It’s all unnecessary. I’m a fan of Kylie” next day on Thursday 23 February Selena announced she was taking a break from social media before deactivating her TikTok account days later.
just recently, Selena posted on her story speaking out against the hate Hailey Bieber has been receiving, stating that it isn’t what she stands nor advocates for.
The Crowds Reaction
Bieber and Jenner’s acts were taken seriously by the crowds as they face huge losses in their Follower counts while Selena gained hundreds of thousands of followers all in a matter of days even Wednesday Adams star Jenna Ortega unfollowed Hailey Bieber after the recent events.
Selena Gomez battled mental illness several times throughout the years, fought against body shaming, and encouraged young girls to be true to themselves. It is only right that the crowds have her back in times of distress.
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