Selena Gomez speaks out and defends Hailey Bieber
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Selena Gomez has spoken out and defended Hailey Bieber after she told her about death threats that have come her way.
Taking to her Instagram story, Gomez wrote: "Hailey Bieber reached out to me and let me know that she has been receiving death threats and such hateful negativity. (...) I've always advocated for kindness and really want this all to stop."
There has been long speculation about a feud between the pair, with rumours reignited when Bieber and her friend Kylie Jenner uploaded an Instagram story, which appeared to mock Selena for over-laminating her eyebrows.
There were later rumours that Bieber's husband Justin - who we all know dated Gomez - got involved in the feud when guests at his 29th birthday party were given a silver lighter featuring a cowboy hat bearing the words: “I am so grateful that I didn’t end up with that what I thought I wanted.”
Since then, Gomez has called for ‘kindness’ and for fans to 'consider others' mental health’.
The singer and actor begged her fans on social media to stop speculating about the alleged feud which was reignited in late February.
This hasn’t stopped fans from trolling Bieber though, especially after her multiple perceived jabs at Gomez.
Many seem to think the pair have an obvious rift despite Gomez and Justin Bieber splitting up many years ago.
Fans first accused the supermodel of ‘stealing’ the 'Boyfriend' singer when he proposed to her just two months after he ended his eight-year relationship with Gomez.
But Bieber has always denied this, and even appeared on Call Her Daddy podcast in 2022 to address the rumours, it hasn’t stopped fans’ speculation.
She told listeners: “I can say, period, point blank, I was never with him when he was in a relationship with anybody — that's the end of it.”
As a result of the online speculation, Gomez has ended up taking regular breaks off social media.
She has previously spoken about how being active online has impacted her mental health, and how a good break from it does the world of good.