Because the drama dies down from TikTok’s dissection of Hailey Bieber’s history with Selena Gomez, Hailey gave one other public, low-key show of support for Selena. Hailey liked Selena’s throwback Instagram of herself with platinum hair and a print bikini. Each women follow one another on Instagram now following their statements Friday where they asked fans to stop harassing Hailey. Hailey has liked Instagrams of Selena a pair times before, but that is the primary time Hailey has liked one on Selena’s page directly.
On Friday, each women revealed that they had been talking privately in regards to the viral Selena-Hailey discourse on social media. Fans had been poring through Hailey’s treatment of Selena throughout the years, with some accusing Hailey of being a mean girl. Hailey, after all, is married to Justin Bieber, Selena’s ex-boyfriend whom she dated on and off for eight years.
Selena shared her statement first, asking fans to stop and revealing Hailey had gotten death threats. “Hailey Bieber reached out to me and let me know that she has been receiving death threats and such hateful negativity,” Selena shared. “This is not what I stand for. Nobody should need to experience hate or bullying. I’ve all the time advocated for kindness and actually need this all to stop. ♥️”
Hailey followed up along with her own remarks expressing her gratitude for Selena speaking out. She went on to clarify that everybody, including herself, could stand to be more careful with what they are saying and post online.
I would like to thank Selena for speaking out, as her and I even have been discussing the previous couple of weeks the right way to move past this ongoing narrative between her and I.
The previous couple of weeks have been very hard for everybody involved and thousands and thousands of persons are seeing a lot hate around this, which is amazingly harmful. While social media is an incredible method to connect and construct community, moments like this only create extreme division as a substitute of bringing people together.
Things can all the time be taken out of context or construed in another way than they were intended. All of us must be more thoughtful about what we post and what we are saying, including myself.
In the long run, I feel love will all the time be greater than hate and negativity, and there’s all the time a possibility to satisfy one another with more empathy and compassion.
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Alyssa Bailey is the senior news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she’s not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring Latest York City.