J.Lo, Rihanna, and Zendaya Among Celebrities Who Unfollowed Hailey Bieber on IG
by FARUK IMAMOVIC | VIEW 20113
The world of social media is a fickle one, with trends and topics shifting faster than the blink of an eye. One minute you're in, and the next minute you're out. This has certainly been the case for American model Hailey Bieber, who has been the subject of much drama and backlash in recent weeks.
A "Bad Girl" Reputation
Bieber has long been followed by millions of Instagram fans, not just for her modeling prowess, but also for her connections to popstar Justin Bieber and the drama surrounding his past relationships.
However, her reputation as a "bad girl" has caused her to lose some famous followers, including Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Adele, Zendaya, and Miley Cyrus, who have publicly shown that they do not support her behavior.
Negative Comments and Apology Demands
Bieber has also been the recipient of thousands of negative comments on her social media posts.
Many are calling for her to publicly apologize to Selena Gomez and handle the drama like an adult. This all began after Bieber and Kylie Jenner allegedly made fun of Gomez's eyebrows, which she accidentally raised too much.
Since then, Bieber and Jenner have been called "bad girls," and their social media following has taken a hit.
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The Spark That Ignited the Drama
A recent video has resurfaced showing Bieber co-hosting the show "Drop the Mic" with Method Man between 2017 and 2019.
During an episode, Method Man describes the show as "a one-on-one rap battle full of the meanest lyrics about a celebrity since Taylor Swift’s last album," to which Bieber feigns gagging at the mention of Swift's name.
This video caught the attention of Selena Gomez, who commented on the TikTok page, "So sorry, my best friend is and continues to be one of the best in the game." Jenner also took to TikTok to defend herself against the accusations of "shading" Gomez, calling the rumors "silly."
The drama has had a significant impact on the online presence of both Bieber and Gomez.
In just a few days, Gomez gained 10 million new followers and is now the most followed female on the platform with 390 million followers. Meanwhile, Bieber has received a significant amount of backlash from the public, with many calling her "mean" and questioning her identity and fame.
Many people have taken Selena's side in this drama, with some citing her continued fame and popularity. Hailey, however, has been criticized for being "nobody and nothing" until she married Justin Bieber. In an effort to protect her online presence, Bieber has changed her Instagram settings so that only she can see her followers.
It remains to be seen if she will apologize publicly and try to repair her reputation or if this drama will continue to haunt her on social media.