Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber Address Viral Social Media Drama and Call for Kindness
Hailey Bieber and Selena Gomez have been in the news recently after TikTok users dissected Hailey’s history with Selena. Fans had been poring through Hailey’s treatment of Selena throughout the years, with some accusing Hailey of being a mean girl.
Hailey, of course, is married to Justin Bieber, Selena’s ex-boyfriend whom she dated on and off for eight years. The drama reached a boiling point as fans harassed Hailey, prompting Selena to publicly ask fans to stop and reveal that Hailey had received death threats.
However, the drama seems to have died down as Hailey gave another public, low-key show of support for Selena. Hailey liked Selena’s throwback Instagram of herself with platinum hair and a print bikini. Both women follow each other on Instagram now following their statements Friday where they asked fans to stop harassing Hailey.
This isn’t the first time Hailey has liked Instagram posts of Selena, but it’s the first time she has liked one on Selena’s page directly. On Friday, both women revealed that they had been talking privately about the viral Selena-Hailey discourse on social media. Hailey also expressed her gratitude for Selena speaking out and went on to explain that everyone, including herself, could stand to be more careful with what they say and post online.
It’s refreshing to see Hailey and Selena put their differences aside and support each other publicly. It’s also a reminder that everyone, including public figures, can be subject to online bullying and harassment. As Selena said in her statement, “No one should have to experience hate or bullying. I’ve always advocated for kindness and really want this all to stop.”
The incident is also a reminder of the importance of being mindful of what we say and post online. As Hailey said, everyone could stand to be more careful with their words and actions. With social media being a powerful tool, it’s important to use it responsibly and to always be kind and respectful to others, even if we don’t agree with them.