It looked like Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin were unhappy with their fans at the 2021 Met Gala. Why? Well, some of them decided to chant “Selena” at them while they walked the red carpet, and they were definitely unamused.
I genuinely feel sorry for justin and Hailey some of Selena’s fans are just plain rude and disrespectful she doesn’t deserve this at all pic.twitter.com/c19SbSBenU— esra (@vibesesra) September 15, 2021
In a video posted by fans, onlookers could be heard screaming the singer’s ex’s name — Selena Gomez — over and over again as he and his wife posed for pictures and interacted with the other stars. They didn’t respond to the chanting, but many people have taken to Twitter to talk about how disrespectful this was.
What Have Justin Bieber And Hailey Baldwin Previously Said About The Situation?
As fans know, Gomez and Bieber dated on-and-off for almost 10-years, and she’s been pretty vocal about how badly the singer allegedly treated her during their relationship. They broke up for good in 2018, but when he started dating Baldwin a few months later, it caused the media and some fans to pit the two women against each other. But over the years, the “Love Yourself” crooner has repeatedly asked his supporters to stop bringing up his past romance with the Disney actress. Back in 2019, he clapped back at fans who claimed his relationship with Baldwin wasn’t real and that he was still in love with Gomez.
“Why would I dedicate my whole life to someone in marriage to get back to my ex? Anyone who believes this is mean spirited or 10 years old or younger because a logical person doesn’t talk or think this way. You should be ashamed of yourself” he wrote on Instagram. “I absolutely love and loved Selena, she will always hold a place in my heart, but I am head over [heels] in love with my wife and she is absolutely the best thing that has ever happened to me, period.”
“The fact that you want to spend your day dedicating yourself to hate says a lot about you,” the musician added. “This is a reply to all [the] immature, sick people who send Hailey hurtful messages like, ‘He always goes back to Selena,’ or, ‘Selena is better for him.’ You have no idea [about] my life and what’s good for me! Hailey is my bride, period. If you don’t like that or support that that means you don’t support me.”
Plus, in 2020 he spoke out about it again, after someone encouraged their followers to “bombard” Baldwin’s live stream with messages about “Jelena and how Selena is better.”
“This sad excuse of a human just encouraged people on video to literally go after my wife, telling people to say that my previous relationship was better, so on and so fourth,” he said at the time. “I just wanted to share this so that people get an idea of what we face on a day to day. It is extremely hard to choose the high road when I see people like this try and rally to gather people to bully the person I love the most in this world. It is not right. But I will say this. As many people are out there that want to spend their time publicly degrading, shaming and trying to humiliate us, we would like to ask those who have it in them to lift us up in prayer. We need prayer and support as we continue to put ourselves out there!”
Baldwin also addressed the situation, writing in a post of her own, “I usually stay quiet and don’t acknowledge these things because I need to protect myself and my mental [health]. But it has truly gotten to a level of anger and hate that is shockingly unhealthy and sad. I would never in a million years wish for someone to be treated this way and I will never condone this kind of hateful behavior. I want only to support, uplift and encourage other women in this industry and wish them success and I wish for all of my followers and supporters to do the same.”
In May 2020, the model admitted that constantly being compared to the “Bad Liar” songstress has definitely taken a toll on her mental health.
“I’ve had a really, really hard go, and a really hard time with a lot of the things people say and a lot of the ways that people have made comparisons and just put me in a position where they’ve made me really feel like less of a woman. It’s not easy,” she explained during a Facebook Live. “I think especially when people have fans that are really passionate and they want to express that and they want to express their opinion… I also think when people have a lot to say about something, they go out of their way to make somebody feel less than — or go out of their way to make somebody feel bad, it’s because they’re going through something themselves, and they’re projecting onto this public figure, and it makes them feel better about themselves. That reality doesn’t make it any easier, but I think it helps to remind myself, ‘That person is only making me feel that way because they’re going through something themselves.’”
The blonde beauty continued, “I think I’ve gotten to a point where people are gonna say what they’re gonna say… People think they know what happened in his life and his relationships and they think they know what happened between us and our relationship and how we got here and there’s no possible way they could. They invent details that they think are true that really aren’t, and I got to a point where I’m like, ‘Why am I even gonna try to go out of my way to set the record straight where it’s really nobody’s business and it doesn’t matter?’ There’s so much that people don’t know that went behind the scenes.”
Plus, Baldwin called out some of her haters on her Instagram Stories months earlier, after a Jelena shipper sent her a series of nasty messages. She wrote, “You little internet kiddos need to learn how to move on for real. We’re adults that have better things to do than waste time explaining something just so you can stop your delusional fantasies. I’m not gonna sit here and let obsessive strangers try to tell me about my own husband, you wanna talk about somebodies husband then get your own. G’night!”
What Has Selena Gomez Said About It?
Gomez hasn’t been as vocal about it, but she did ask her fans to stop hating on Baldwin in October 2019. At the time, fans thought Baldwin had shaded Gomez online when she shared a screenshot of herself listening to a song called “I’ll Kill You” right after Gomez had released her new single “Lose You To Love Me.” The track — which is by Summer Walker and features Jhené Aiko — is all about protecting your man from other women. At the time, the former Wizards of Waverly Place star said she “doesn’t stand for women tearing women down” during an Instagram Live.
“I will never, ever be by that, so please be kind to everyone. It doesn’t matter what the situation is, if you’re my fans, don’t be rude to anybody, please,” she said at the time. “Don’t go off and say things that you just feel in the moment. Please, for me, know that that’s not my heart.”