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Stop the Hate: Can We Move Past the Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber Drama?

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Pop star and actor Selena Gomez has called on her fans to stop bullying model Hailey Bieber after the latter received immense hate and even death threats online. Bieber is now married to Gomez’s ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber. Gomez took to social media to urge her followers to stop the bullying and emphasized that no one should have to experience hate or bullying. Hailey Bieber responded with a thank you message on her Instagram story, expressing gratitude to Selena for speaking out. She also spoke about the harmful effects of online bullying, saying that while social media is an incredible way to connect and build community, moments like this only create extreme division instead of bringing people together.

The drama started when Gomez posted a TikTok video joking about laminating her eyebrows too much. Hours later, Bieber’s wife reportedly posted a screenshot of herself FaceTiming with her close friend Kylie Jenner on Instagram, zooming in on their eyebrows. Fans perceived this as an attack on Gomez, which led to further speculation and comments from both sides. The drama intensified when Bieber posted an Instagram story set to Rema’s song ‘Calm Down’ but the version without Gomez’s feature.

Throughout the drama, Gomez’s beauty brand Rare Beauty’s Google searches sky-rocketed, and her songs’ streaming numbers also went up. This is not the first time Gomez has spoken out against hate. In 2019, she wrote on Instagram, “I do not stand for women tearing women down. I will never, ever be by that. So please be kind to everyone.”

Bieber also asked people to leave her alone after fans flooded her comments regarding Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. She said, “Leave me alone, at this point… I’m minding my business, I don’t do anything, I don’t say anything. Leave me alone, please. Enough time has gone by where it’s valid to leave me alone, I beg of you truly. That’s my only request, leave me alone… be miserable somewhere else.”

In conclusion, the drama between Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber has garnered significant attention and has led to online bullying and hate. It is important to remember that celebrities are people too, and they should not be subjected to such negativity. As Hailey Bieber emphasized, love will always be bigger than hate and negativity, and there is always an opportunity to meet each other with more empathy and compassion.

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