Has Hailey Bieber gone too far with her Selena Gomez obsession?
Hailey Bieber is trending, once again, on the internet for being a celebrity “mean girl” toward Selena Gomez. Both Gomez and Bieber have been romantically involved with Justin Bieber, thus being pitted against each other as jealousy takes control.
But, who even is Hailey Bieber? Formerly known as Hailey Baldwin, she is the daughter of Stephen Baldwin. Stephen Baldwin is a director and producer, who supposedly “arranged” — as stated by Justin Bieber in an interview — the marriage between his daughter and the superstar. After a failed music career, Bieber pursued a career in modeling. However, she only recently became a celebrity after tying the knot with the world’s favorite heartthrob.
After the Academy Art Museum in 2022, fans thought Bieber and Gomez had finally put aside their differences after a photo of the pair went viral. The singer and the model have never been public friends and have had multiple catfights on social media in the past.
Gomez and Justin Bieber dated off and on for most of Gen Z’s childhood, until 2018 when he proposed to Hailey Baldwin after being apart from Gomez for two months.
So, what happened after the Academy Art Museum? In January, Gomez faced public bullying for gaining weight because of her medication. Just a few days later, Bieber posted a TikTok video with her friend, Kylie Jenner. The girls lip synced the video, mouthing the words, “I’m not saying she deserved it, but God’s timing is always right.” Fans immediately started theorizing that Bieber was talking about Gomez. She later took down the video, claiming it had nothing to do with Gomez and wasn’t directed at anybody in particular. Soon after, a fan asked Gomez about Bieber’s video on Instagram live, where Gomez stated, “It’s OK! I don’t let these kinds of things get me down. Be kind to everyone!”
However, Bieber did not stop there. After Gomez posted a TikTok of herself joking about how she “over laminated” her eyebrows, Bieber came back to throw more shade with Kylie Jenner. Jenner then posted a photo of her eyebrows on her Instagram story, captioning it “this was an accident??” Jenner then posted another Instagram story with Bieber in it, showing off their eyebrows and supposedly making fun of Gomez. Fans quickly came to defend Gomez, calling Bieber and Jenner childish and mean. Jenner replied publicly to these comments, stating “No shade towards Selena ever, and I didn’t see her eyebrows post! U guys are making something out of nothing. This is silly.” Gomez then replied to Jenner saying, “Agreed @kyliejenner. It’s all unnecessary. I’m a fan of Kylie.”
Nevertheless, fans did not let this go as quickly as Gomez did. More and more evidence of Bieber being a mean girl and being obsessed with Gomez has begun to resurface. One video features Bieber co-hosting a rap battle where Taylor Swift gets mentioned. Upon hearing Swift’s name, Bieber makes a face and gags to herself. Gomez swiftly came to defend her best friend, saying “So sorry my best friend is and continues to be one of the best in the game.” Gomez then announced via TikTok live that she would be taking a break from social media claiming that “this is a little silly” and that she is “too old for this.” Gomez’s fans continue to speculate about Bieber’s obsession with Gomez and are once again shipping Jelena.
Gomez has gained 15 million followers since this happened, surpassing Kylie Jenner as the most followed woman on Instagram. Jenner and Bieber are now rapidly losing followers for being “mean girls”. Whether Jenner and Bieber are telling the truth or not, Hailey Bieber has officially ruined her reputation and boosted Gomez’s.