- Super User
- Category: Entertainment
- Tuesday, 16 August 2016 18:51
Justin Bieber deletes his Instagram account in wake of Selena Gomez feud...
We have pressing, important updates for you related to the Justin Bieber–Selena Gomez scuffle (“scuffle” is probably too mild a word for the enormity of the situation, given it has consumed the thoughts of an entire globe for close to 48 hours now).
As you well know, Bieber and Gomez had it out on Instagram on Sunday. To summarize briefly, Bieber asked his fans to leave alone his new travel companion, 17-year-old Sofia Richie (yes, Lionel’s daughter). Gomez then decided, allegedly, to comment on his account, assessing that if he couldn’t “handle the hate,” then he should refrain from posting pictures of his “girlfriend.”
They continued to bicker, while Gomez went on to post a number of pictures of herself with her fans (a pointed jab at Bieber, whose fans were bemoaning what they saw as his lack of appreciation).
The latest turns in the saga, though, are somewhat . . . bleaker. Tuesday night, Bieber posted a series of shots of a new dog, which he revealed was named Todd. It appeared as though the 22-year-old pop singer had, perhaps, moved on, that he was not going to engage with the drama anymore. He was going to post photos of his dog, and the dog’s name was Todd, and things were going to be simple.
But this period of relative calm did not last long, as, by the morning, his Instagram account had been deleted entirely. (Considering the volatility with which these players act, it is quite possible it will have been restored by the time you are reading this.)
Meanwhile, Gomez appears to be taking stock of the skirmish, as well. She posted on her Snapchat (yes, we are venturing into other platforms now) a brief message late Monday evening: “What I said was selfish and pointless.”
Meanwhile, Richie has not posted any photos of Bieber since Sunday. Her most recent picture is an old shot of her family, taken in a time before Instagram, before Snapchat, before emojis and screenshots and comments, a time before Justin Bieber had so much as met Selena Gomez.
Discovered when he was 14, 16-year-old Bieber has accomplished remarkable feats all within the past two years: a platinum debut album (My World), two Grammy nominations, four American Music Awards (he beat out Eminem and Lady Gaga for artist of the year), and a feature film, Never Say Never, out February 11. Did we mention a world tour?
Bieber wears a shirt by Gucci. Grooming products by Bumble and Bumble and Make Up For Ever.