Social media has been buzzing with drama after a series of posts and videos by celebrities led to a surge in followers for singer and actress Selena Gomez. In the space of just 24 hours, Gomez gained two million followers, propelling her to become the most followed woman on Instagram with a staggering 387 million followers.
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The Controversial Posts
The drama began after Selena posted a video about her eyebrows, which was soon followed by posts from Kylie Jenner and Hailey Bieber making fun of the singer.
This sparked outrage among social media users, particularly those on TikTok, who saw the posts as mocking Gomez.
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The Result of the "Fan War"
In response to the controversial posts, TikTok users rallied behind Selena, posting videos encouraging others to follow the singer and unfollow Jenner and Bieber.
This resulted in a massive surge in followers for Gomez, who gained two million followers in just 24 hours. Meanwhile, Jenner and Bieber both saw a decline in their followers, losing several hundred thousand each. Old videos also resurfaced in which Hailey calls out Selena, to which the singer herself once responded.
The whole situation led to a "fan war" that has been trending on social media.
Aftermath of the Drama
The drama ultimately led to Selena announcing that she would be taking a break from using Instagram. Kylie, on the other hand, had to defend herself and clarify that her post was not about the singer, though it did little to quell the backlash.
Finding Balance: Selena's Journey to Better Mental Health
In a 2022 interview with Good Morning America, Selena opened up about her decision to step away from social media to prioritize her mental health. "I haven't been on the internet in four-and-a-half years...
It has changed my life completely," she said. "I am happier. I am more present. I connect more with people. It makes me feel normal." The singer also addressed rumors about her secret usage of the platform, saying, "Everyone always asks me, 'Are you secretly on [Instagram]; are you lying?' and I'm like, 'I have no reason to lie.'
" Selena officially announced her return to the social media platform in January 2023, with a caption reading, "Wait can you tell I'm back on Instagram?" on a selfie she posted.