Selena Gomez isn’t going to stand for bullying, particularly when it takes place on her social media page.
The 21-year-old pop star took to Instagram on Saturday to call out one of her followers who posted a nasty comment on the photo-sharing site. The comment, which has since been deleted along with the user’s original account, reportedly said that the former Disney darling should “burn in hell with cancer”—and when Gomez took notice of the cruel remark, she simply couldn’t remain quiet.
Justin Bieber’s on-again-off-again gal proceeded to leave a lengthy message on one of the user’s photos before snapping a screengrab of the social media exchange, which she proceeded to share with her nearly 11 million Instagram followers (talk about a little public shaming).
“The comment you left about cancer was absurd. How distasteful of a young woman,” Gomez wrote. “I have gone through that battle with fans and family members. You can dislike someone but to wish something that could happen to you or your family is uncalled for sweetheart.”
“You won’t be winning ‘anyone’s’ heart that way,” she continued. “Trust me. Educate yourself a tad more. God bless love. Be an amazing woman. You’re beautiful.”
The screengrab was accompanied with a caption which read, “Honestly, I don’t speak up much because it’s simply *always* taken out of context. But I don’t take bullying well. I have seen too much to not say anything.”
This isn’t the first time the brunette beauty has called out a bullying fan on Instagram. Back in December, the erstwhile Wizards of Wizardly place star sounded off after she caught one of her followers mistreating a fan who was struggling with cutting.
And just like she did over the weekend, Gomez went on to screenshot one of her comments to the bully and post the image on her own photo-sharing page.
“This is ridiculous. @selinagomesfan my fans don’t do this to others. That’s not what I stand for so you can gladly stop being a fan of me,” she wrote. “I only encourage love, confidence, kindness.”
“My love, @keylimegomez you are gorgeous just the way you are. Don’t ever attempt that s–t again. Ok? I love you too much for you to be doing that,” the former Wizards of Waverly Place star continued. “PS. To all of my fans, don’t ever think this is fun to get attention. It’s just wrong. I love you all just the way you are.”
“Justin Bieber Proposes To Selena Gomez,” reads the latest made up story by HollywoodLife.
According to the highly unreliable webloid, after Bieber was “caught ring shopping on June 24,” he has now “popped the question!”
Borrowing from Life & Style, the cut-and-pasters at HollywoodLife then quote a so-called “source” as saying, “Justin has told Selena he will marry her. They’re young, but feel like they have a deep connection that no one else can break.”
But entirely NOT true.
Since this story has begun to spread like lice in a pre-school, Gossip Cop reached out to a mutual pal of ours and Gomez, who laughingly tells us exclusively that the HollywoodLife report is “ridiculous.”
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After nearly five years of correcting hundreds of HollywoodLife stories, we strongly suspect the webloid doesn’t care about accuracy, and is only interested in creating outrageous claims that it knows will garner traffic and links from other sites.
In just the past few days alone, HollywoodLies, er, HollywoodLife made up the story that Bieber went ring shopping for Gomez, and the equally fictitious report that Gomez was getting a boob job.
A few days ago, HollywoodLife completely fabricated a story about Justin Bieber allegedly proposing to Selena Gomez.
It was total fiction, not that the site seemed to care — after all, it got stunned fans to click on the story, which was the whole point.
By the time the fans realized it was made up, it was too late.
In the days since that misleading report, HollywoodLife has published a series of contradictory, sensational pieces about Gomez that have no basis in reality.
For an outlet that purports to be a “celebrity news” site, it’s embarrassing.
It’s time to hold the webloid accountable for its serial flip-flopping and rumor manufacturing.
When you actually take a step back and look at the site’s “reporting” with any kind of perspective, it becomes clear that HollywoodLife is exploiting fans of both Bieber and Gomez without much regard for consistency or truth.
On July 2, the site ran the bogus marriage proposal story.
Later that same day, HollywoodLife ran an editorial telling Bieber to “dump her for good.”
Meanwhile, HollywoodLife was telling everyone — again, on July 2 — that Bieber had a date with Chantel Jeffries.
One day later, on July 3, the same outlet announced, “Justin Bieber Will Dump Chantel Jeffries For Selena Gomez On July 4th.”
Somehow, it got even worse.
On the same day — July 3 — HollywoodLife declared, “Taylor Swift & Justin Bieber Leave Selena Gomez Alone On The Fourth Of July.”
Wait, isn’t that when he was supposed to reunite with her, according to HollywoodLife?
On July 4 itself, HollywoodLife got even more confusing.
“Justin Bieber Partying In Miami With Girls: Breaking Selena Gomez’s Heart?” asked the outlet, hours before running this story: “Justin Bieber Tweets About Knowing Your ‘Heart’ — Missing Selena Gomez?”
How can HollywoodLife expect to be taken seriously when it keeps contradicting itself?
Oh, but the webloid was far from finished.
On July 5, HollywoodLife had these two gems, posted nearly side by side: “Selena Gomez Flaunts Sexy Midriff On July 4 — Tempting Sad Justin Bieber?” and “Selena Gomez Told Justin Bieber To Get Lost On 4th Of July.”
Here’s a serious question: Do the fake “sources” who give HollywoodLife these “stories” ever speak to each other to make sure this completely bogus soap opera actually makes sense?
Enough is enough.
Gossip Cop can barely keep up with all of the lies, exaggerations and contradictions HollywoodLife pumps into the gossip stream.
It’s become an assembly line for b.s. rumors that rarely come true and often make no logical sense.
HollywoodLife should be shamed for apparently assuming its readers are fools and feeding them nonsense under the guise of “news.”
According to HollywoodLife, which makes up stories and lies about Gomez, claims to have an “exclusive” about the singer-actress “considering a boob job in order to be sexier” for her on-again beau.
So, what does an alleged “insider” tell the outlet that has been caught publishing total b.s. about Gomez over and over and over again?
“Selena is putting a huge amount of pressure on herself to be sexy because she’s afraid of losing Justin,” says the HollywoodLife source. “She feels like she needs to be the hottest girl in the world to keep his attention. She’s studied every girl that he hooked up with while they were broken up, at least the ones she knows about, and compared herself to them down to every last detail.”
What else does the webloid’s know-nothing insider pretend to know?
The mean-spirited fake quote machine continues, “For God knows what reason, Selena has really low self-esteem. she has a long list of things she thinks she could improve as far as her appearance.”
“Even though she’s so beautiful she sees all kinds of flaws when she looks in the mirror,” explains this random person. “She’s been asking people if they think she should get her boobs done because all the girls he was with have bigger boobs than her.”
Of course, like so many HollywoodLife stories, this is fabricated.
Gomez is not considering a boob job, a source close to the performer tells Gossip Cop.
Someone please call us when HollywoodLife gets a “scoop” that actually comes true.
We won’t be waiting by the phone.
Are Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber broken up (again)? Your guess is as good as ours.
The couple, who give new meaning to the phrase on-again off-again couple, reignited rumors that they were back together after they were spotted partying in Los Angeles several weeks ago. However, this past weekend, Bieber, 20, was seen getting close to three different ladies — and none of them were Selena Gomez.
The “Boyfriend” singer was spotted with his arm around model Kayla Phillips at Chris Brown’s 1st Annual Skate Party, and he later posted photos getting cozy with Catherine Johnston-Paiz and model Chantel Jeffries, who was with the singer when he was arrested for a DUI in January.
Gomez, 21, reacted to Bieber’s model-filled weekend by posting a cryptic message on Instagram, along with a selfie that can only be described as “emo.”
“Class never runs scared,” she captioned the photo on Monday, June 30. “It is sure-footed and confident, and it can handle whatever comes along. Class has a sense of humor. It knows that a good laugh is the best lubricant for oiling the machinery of human relations.”
The quote is an excerpt from a piece by advice columnist Ann Landers, but Gomez offered no explanation for its meaning.
Selena Gomez is going to have a 22nd birthday party she’ll never forget.
E! News has learned that the pop star is currently in planning stages of her upcoming bash, which will include her close friends and one very controversial attendee: her on-again-off-again boyfriend Justin Bieber.
And while most of the party details are still hush-hush, we do know that it will be held at a private estate in California around her special day—which is on July 22.
But perhaps unsurprisingly, there’s already drama swirling around the secret event.
“No one wants [the Biebs] to go. All her friends want him out of the picture and just want her to have a relaxing birthday with no trouble and they think he’s going to dominate her attention,” an insider tells us.
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“She doesn’t seem to care that he spends time with other women and isn’t always honest with her. She’s hypnotized. Her friends just want her to enjoy herself for her birthday, but if Justin attends it might complicate matters.”
Well, certain matters of the heart are complicated, right?
Things between Jelena have always run hot and cold, but old habits certainly die hard.
The two, who were most recently seen spending the weekend together in Los Angeles mid-June, are still quite close.
“You just can’t drop those feelings,” a second source told us recently. “There is too much there.”