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‘This isn’t what I stand for’: Selena Gomez claims Hailey Bieber is receiving ‘death threats’ over rumored feud

'No one should have to experience hate or bullying.'


Audra Schroeder

Internet Culture

Posted on Mar 24, 2023

Earlier this month, an alleged feud between Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber dominated multiple news cycles. The feud was drummed up by fan accounts, and today Gomez posted to Instagram, claiming that Bieber is now getting death threats as a result.

Gomez posted a note to her Instagram Stories on Friday morning and claimed that Bieber “reached out to [her] and let [her] know that she has been receiving death threats and such hateful negativity.”

“This isn’t what I stand for,” the actress wrote. “No one should have to experience hate or bullying.”

a note from Selena Gomez's Instagram

In late February, fan accounts tried to stir up drama after Gomez posted to Instagram Stories that she’d accidentally laminated her eyebrows, and a screenshot of Bieber and Kylie Jenner apparently on a FaceTime was held up as proof that they were making fun of Gomez, which both Jenner and Gomez agreed was “silly.”

A photo of Gomez and Bieber together last year at the Academy Museum Gala was supposed to put years of fan-created drama between the two to rest. Gomez previously had to address other drama related to Bieber and ask fans to be kind. Bieber cleared up any misconceptions about the Selena-Hailey-Justin Bieber timeline last fall on the Call Me Daddy podcast. Selena fan accounts are now calling out Justin Bieber for not publicly defending his wife from harassment.

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*First Published: Mar 24, 2023, 2:08 pm CDT