Hailey Bieber has addressed the rumors of a feud with Selena Gomez, breaking her silence on the matter. In response to Selena’s Instagram post regarding the death threats she had received and her conversation with Hailey about it, the model also took to social media to share her thoughts. (Also read: Selena Gomez encourages fans to prioritize mental health amidst Hailey Bieber controversy)
In her statement, she expressed gratitude to Selena for speaking up, revealing that the two had been in discussion for the past few weeks about how to put an end to the ongoing narrative surrounding them. Hailey acknowledged that the recent weeks had been challenging for all parties involved and that the intense negativity surrounding the situation was incredibly harmful. She noted that although social media can be a powerful tool for fostering connections and building communities, incidents like this only serve to drive a wedge between people, rather than bringing them together.
Furthermore, Hailey expressed her intention to exercise greater care in her social media postings. She acknowledged that things can often be misconstrued or taken out of context, and emphasized the importance of being more thoughtful about what one shares online, including herself. Hailey firmly believes that love will always triumph over hate and negativity, and that there is always an opportunity to approach one another with greater empathy and compassion.
Hailey saw a significant drop in her Instagram followers as many assumed that she was being unkind towards Selena in her online posts. As rumors swirled and old videos resurfaced, people began to speculate about the nature of their supposed feud. However, Selena has since spoken out and revealed that Hailey had contacted her personally to inform her of the death threats and other hurtful messages she had been receiving. Selena made it clear that she does not condone any form of bullying or negativity, and has always been a strong advocate for kindness. She expressed her hope that the situation would come to an end soon. (with a red heart emoji)
It is rumored that the conflict between Hailey and Gomez began after the founder of Rhode Skin seemed to harass the singer on the internet.
Several months back, Hailey uploaded and subsequently removed a video of herself, Kendall Jenner, and Justine Skye lip-syncing the words, “I’m not saying she deserved it, but God’s timing is always right.” TikTok users speculated that Hailey was targeting Gomez, who had recently spoken out about being body-shamed.
The rivalry between the two famous personalities can be traced back to 2018 when Hailey Bieber became engaged to Justin Bieber only a few months after he called it quits with Gomez, with whom he had an on-and-off relationship for eight years, for good.