Selena Gomez may have given her two cents’ worth in response to the backlash from Justin Bieber’s undefined relationship with Sofia Richie.
Bieber threatened to privatize his Instagram account after fans harshly criticized Richie, with some going so far as to suggest she kill herself: “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.”
Fans were furious with Bieber’s comments, boycotting the Canadian singer for not caring about those responsible for his success. They even sparked a Twitter trend: #RIPBeliebers.
Now photos are surfacing of an alleged comment that Gomez left on Bieber’s photo: “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.”
Adding further fuel to the fire, the “Same Old Love” singer (also Bieber’s ex-girlfriend) posted a collage spending time with various fans.
To complicate things even further, users online have apparently grabbed screenshots that show Bieber responding to Gomez’s comments.
Things heated up from there, reports People, with Gomez firing back: “Funny how the ones that cheated multiple times, are pointing the finger at the ones that were forgiving and supportive, no wonder fans are mad. Sad. All love.”
Bieber did not let that sit. “I cheated… Oh I forgot about you and Zayn?” Bieber reportedly responded (apparently implying that Gomez had a fling with former 1D member Zayn Malik).
Bieber and Richie have been posting photos of one another on Instagram and recently took a flight to Japan together for the Canadian singer’s “Purpose” World Tour.