Hailey Bieber Curbs Social Media Engagement Amidst Selena Gomez Drama

Fatima Araos
Closeup of Hailey Bieber
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Hailey Bieber has limited comments on her social media posts following a flood of criticism from Selena Gomez’s fans for a perceived diss against their idol.

How It All Began

It started last month when Selena was body-shamed for a bikini pic. Hailey then posted a video of herself on TikTok that seemed to shade the Only Murders in the Building star.

What Hailey Said

In the clip, Hailey (while standing beside Kendall Jenner) lip-synched to audio saying, “I’m not saying she deserved it, but God’s timing is always right.” She has since deleted the post.

There's A New Character In The Story

Kylie Jenner in a black dress
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Now, another it girl – Kylie Jenner – has gotten involved.

What Did Kylie Do?

Selena recently posted about accidentally laminating her brows too much. Just three hours after the singer shared that video, Kylie uploaded a selfie that seemed to reference her own eyebrows.

Eyebrow Accident?

Her pic had a text overlay placed near her brow saying, “this was an accident?????” And fans perceived that as making fun of Selena.

More Eyebrow Pics

But that wasn’t the end of the eyebrow saga. Kylie shared another pic a short while later – this time a screenshot from a FaceTime call between her and Hailey, with their eyebrows zoomed in!

Kylie Responded To Criticism

Fans took to social media to slam the duo, which prompted a statement from Kylie.

What She Said

Commenting on a video shared by a TikTok creator, Kylie wrote, “this is reaching. no shade towards Selena ever and I didn’t see her eyebrow posts!”

Selena Chimed In

The Kylie Cosmetics mogul added, “u guys are making something out of nothing. this is silly.”

Selena replied to her comment, saying, “Agreed @kyliejenner. It’s all unnecessary. I’m a fan of Kylie!”

An Old Vid Of Hailey Resurfaced To Complicate Things

Just when you thought that was that, a video of Hailey from 2017 resurfaced online, in which she appeared to make a gagging gesture when Taylor Swift’s name was mentioned.

Taylor Is Selena's Best Friend

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift hugging
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Now, we all know Selena and Taylor are besties.

She Defended Her

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift
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The Lose You to Love Me singer just had to defend her BFF, of course. She wrote in the comments section, “So sorry, my best friend is and continues to be one of the best in the game.”

Now Hailey Is No Longer Accepting Comments She Doesn't Like

With all the social media chaos, it’s not surprising Hailey has sanitized her feed by only allowing comments from people she follows back.

Selena Temporarily Left Social Media, Too

Selena has decided to take a break from the toxicity of social media, too. She made the announcement via a TikTok Live that subtly addressed the body-shaming incident.

What She Said

“I’m very happy, I’m so blessed, I have the best friends, the best fans in the whole world and I just couldn’t be happier,” she said.

'I'm Good'

Closeup of Selena Gomez
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The Rare Beauty mogul added, “I’m good. I love the way I am. I don’t care, I’m big, I’m not, I don’t care. I love who I am.”

'This Is A Little Silly'

Selena Gomez in a purple gown
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“And yeah, I’m gonna be taking a second from social media because this is a little silly,” she continued. “And I’m 30, I'm too old for this.”

She Promised To Be Back, Though

To end her message, she said, “But I love you guys so much! And I will see you guys sooner than later, I just...I’m just gonna just take a break from everything.”

Longstanding Rumors

Rumors of a feud between the two have been going on since 2018, when Justin Bieber proposed to Hailey just four months after splitting with Selena.