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The Selena and Hailey Drama - Enru C.

The Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber drama— fuelled by the fans of them both. I'm sure you have heard all about it, from the internet, on all sorts of social media. Rumours say there has been a bit of negativity between them, so who's side are you on?

Both of these women are actresses and singers who have dated Justin Bieber. Selena and Justin's relationship was complicated, with their last breakup being in 2018. Justin started dating Hailey after that, and the two got engaged in July 2018 and then married in September 2018.

But it's not just about Justin. Oh no, this feud goes deeper than that. There have been rumours of shade-throwing on social media, subtle jabs in interviews, and even accusations of fashion plagiarism. And it has even happened before: a special mention to Selena's song 'Lose You To Love Me' in 2019, thought to be dedicated to Justin Bieber. It received Hailey's screenshot of Summer Walker's song 'I'll Kill You' on her instagram story, presumed to be aimed at Selena. This got Hailey an alarming amount of hate on the internet and was a key shot in this war of attrition.

It's not enough that they're fighting over a guy, they're also fighting over who's better. The pettiness is real. The recent drama began on February 22, 2023, when Selena Gomez posted a TikTok of her accidentally over-laminated eyebrows. Hours later, Hailey, who was FaceTiming Kylie Jenner, posted a screenshot to Instagram which featured close-ups of both of their eyebrows, which fans regard as an attack against Gomez. This led to a surprisingly large amount of fans trying to bring down Hailey Bieber and Kylie Jenner, comparing them to Selena Gomez. On February 23, as Kylie and Selena denied this, Selena also replied 'I love you' to a fan who chastised 'mean girls and nepo babies' for picking on Selena.

It doesn't end there. After more accusations of Hailey shading Gomez, on March 4, Gomez announced that she was quitting the TikTok app. And on March 24, Selena decided to put an end to it, the original text being: 'Hailey Bieber reached out to me and and let me know that she has been receiving death threats and such hateful negativity. This isn’t what I stand for. No one should have to experience hate or bullying. I’ve always advocated for kindness and really want this all to stop.' She posted this on her instagram story, concluding with a red heart emoji. Will that be the last emoji we see on the subject? Enru C

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