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Selena Gomez Spoke Out About Online Hate After Hailey Bieber's Tell-All Interview

BuzzFeed 9/30/2022

Selena Gomez is encouraging people to be a little nicer after Hailey Bieber spoke out about the bullying she's faced for being with Justin Bieber.

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In an interview this week on the Call Her Daddy podcast, Hailey admitted that "a lot of the hate and perpetuation" comes from fans who believe she "stole" Justin from Selena when they rekindled things in 2018. "And I guess maybe that just comes from the fact that they wished he had ended up with somebody else," she said. "And that's fine. You can wish that all you want but that's just not the case."

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Hailey admitted that she knows “how it looks from the outside” given how things played out publicly, but reiterated in her comments that "they were not in a relationship at that time."

She also said that she has personally spoken to Selena and that they're on "good" terms. Steve Granitz / FilmMagic © Provided by BuzzFeed She also said that she has personally spoken to Selena and that they're on "good" terms. Steve Granitz / FilmMagic

On the heels of the interview, Selena went live on TikTok with a reminder for her followers to be "kind" in their online interactions. "I think some of the things that I don't even need to be aware of are just vile and disgusting," she said, without directly mentioning Hailey. "And it's not fair and no one ever should be spoken to in the manner that I've seen."

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"And all I have to say is, it's incredibly ironic that I would release something that's all about kind words," she continued, referring to the Kind Words Matte Lipsticks from her Rare Beauty brand, "because that's exactly what I want. That's it."

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"If you support Rare, I cannot thank you enough," Selena added. "But know that you are also representing what it means and that is words matter. Truly matter. So it’s coming from me, and I just want all of you to know that I hope that you understand that this is much bigger than anything else."

Wrapping up, Selena ended the live by thanking everyone who tuned in for listening. "I’m really grateful to all of you for hearing me out, so have a wonderful rest of your day, and I appreciate all the love. Thank you.” Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images for WarnerMedia © Provided by BuzzFeed Wrapping up, Selena ended the live by thanking everyone who tuned in for listening. "I’m really grateful to all of you for hearing me out, so have a wonderful rest of your day, and I appreciate all the love. Thank you.” Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images for WarnerMedia

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