After protecting her “best friend,” Taylor Swift, from old footage of her being insulted by Hailey Bieber, Selena Gomez has stated she is taking a hiatus from social media.
The 30-year-old singer is stepping away from her social media accounts after supporting her best friend Taylor Swift when a video of Hailey Bieber MOCKING Swift appeared online
After Selena’s Live, she deleted her account from TikTok. Her Instagram account, though, is still live.
After getting anger for the perceived dig at Justin Bieber’s 26-year-old wife, the 30-year-old most followed lady on Instagram said on Thursday via TikTok Live that she is taking a break from the internet.
She declared that she is pleased to be surrounded by the best friends and admirers and that she will not apologize for being herself.
Selena remarked, ‘I’m gonna be taking a second from social media cause this is a little silly and I’m 30. I’m too old for this.”
‘But I love you guys so much and I will see you guys sooner than later. I’m just going to have to take a break from everything.’
A footage of former Drop The Mic co-hosts Hailey and Method Man criticizing Taylor’s songs as “score-settling” went viral early on Thursday, setting the stage for the day’s events.
In response to Method Man’s promise of a rap duel featuring ‘rap battle full of the meanest lyrics about a celebrity since Taylor Swift‘s last album,’ Hailey made a fake nauseous face and acted as if she had to puke.
‘This is REAL Hailey “Bieber,”‘ denouncing Hailey as a ‘bully’ and a ‘mean girl.’
Selena, 30, jumped into the TikTok comments to add gasoline to the fire, saying, ‘Sorry, my best friend is and continues to be one of the best in the game.’
Both Taylor and Selena became friends in 2008, while they were teenagers and dating members of the Jonas Brothers.
During that period, Selena and Justin Bieber had an on-again, off-again relationship, and in 2018, the couple tied the knot.
In spite of the fact that Selena’s supporters have persistently mocked Hailey on social media, the two ladies have consistently denied that there is any animosity between them.
Last year in October, they were photographed kissing and cuddling at a gala for the Academy Museum in Los Angeles, and the photos quickly went viral.
After the release of the photos, Selena told Vulture that her and Hailey’s PDA was “not a huge deal” and “it’s not even a thing.”
In an earlier episode of the Call Her Daddy podcast, Hailey said that she and Selena treated each other with “full respect,” and she also flatly denied that Justin had cheated on Selena with her.
In 2018, months before he wed Hailey in a courthouse ceremony, Selena and Justin, who had been together since they were teenagers, split up for the final time.
Reportedly suffering a breakdown related to her lupus, Selena checked herself into a mental health facility a month after Justin married Hailey.
As the news of Selena’s reported breakdown spread, Justin was seen sitting in his car with Hailey the next day, looking distressed.
Throughout the course of her marriage to Justin, which has lasted for more than four years, Hailey has experienced criticism from people who claim to be “true fans” of Selena.
Justin and Hailey were booed by Selena chants when they attended the Americana-themed Met Gala in September 2021.
Ireland, Hailey’s cousin, took to social media to insist that the couple was unmoved by the booing Selena fans: ‘They’re one of the happiest and most in love couples I’ve ever gotten the chance to be around. They don’t care about them.’
A Selena supporter from the year 2020 wrote a social media post that Justin reposted, in which they urged other Selena fans to comment on Hailey’s livestream with the sentiment that “Jelena was better.”
“It is extremely hard to choose the high road when I see people like this try and rally to gather people to bully the person I love the most in this world,’ Justin added.”
Since April of this year, Hailey has been posting TikTok videos in which she begs trolls to “in my comments every single time I post” to ‘leave me alone, please,’ because she can no longer take it any longer.
She then said, ”Enough time has gone by where it’s valid to leave me alone. I beg of you, truly,’ which may have been a reference to how long ago Justin and Selena split up. In all sincerity, I humbly request.”
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, a TikTok user by the handle @essymakingsounds made Selena “tear” with a touching post in which they asked their followers, “Does anybody just feel very horrible for Selena Gomez?” Imagine being publicly dumped by the man you’ve loved for seven years, only to have him marry someone else two months later.
“And then you have a chronic illness or an autoimmune disease — I can’t imagine that it’s fun. Living with that and the flareups in the public eye while people are watching you. And then dealing with mental health when life is hard enough already. ”
“Kudos to her for being so brave and so public and so open about her journey. But I bet if we ever walked a day in her shoes — where everything is so publicized — that would be so hard. So whenever I think about a hard day, I think about Selena Gomez. I feel bad saying that but if she can do it then everybody can.”
The message was certainly received as Selena replied in the comments: ‘That comment made me cry. Thank you!”