Written by Macy Cox
Recent TikToks from influencers have sparked rumors and discussions about whether American model Hailey Baldwin Bieber is bullying and mocking singer Selena Gomez on her social media platforms.
The discussions started with how Hailey married 29-year-old singer Justin Bieber in 2018, two months after he and Gomez broke up. Both Gomez and Justin dated on-and-off for eight years, from 2010-2018. There have been rumors that because Justin is from Canada, Hailey only married him so he could become a citizen of the United States. Well, it takes five years to become a U.S. citizen. It’s about to be five years this September, which makes people believe the Biebers are going to get a divorce.
Gomez produced a song in 2020 about Justin called “Lose You to Love Me.” In the song, she says, “In two months, you replaced us. Like it was easy.” This was interesting because Justin produced the song “2 Much” in 2021, which says, “When I can’t feel you, I feel out of touch. Two seconds without you’s like two months.” This sparked the rumor that both of them communicate through their songs.
One of the many influencers that followed all the details of the saga saw that Gomez had a tattoo of a “G” behind her neck in honor of her grandmother. They then discovered Hailey had the same tattoo in the same spot, even though she doesn’t have a known connection to anyone that has a name starting with G. With some more digging, people found videos of Gomez’s comments and saw in other interviews of Hailey, she copied almost word for word what Gomez said.
Most recently, Gomez produced a cooking show on HBO Max that premiered in 2020 called “Selena + Chef.” Then here comes Hailey in 2022 with her YouTube show, “What’s In My Kitchen?” If you watch Gomez’s cooking show, you will see she has a jar she has to put money in when she says the words, “okey dokey.” Then you watch Hailey’s cooking show, and you see Hailey says the same things in her episode.
This brings us to the question: How far will Hailey go to bully or mock Gomez? I think the fans add to the fire and make the situation bigger than it needs to be. I do believe Hailey and her friends have repeatedly bullied Gomez online, and because their fans are not happy, it has created a feud between the two. Not only has this affected Hailey, Gomez and Justin, but their friends too, showing that fans can take things too far.
All these people are humans, just like you and me. We have loved the same person, and we selfishly decided to get involved with something that is really none of our business. When I look at the relationships between the Biebers and Gomez, I think they are just a normal married couple and an ex. This discussion is only trending because people have nit-picked into these celebrities’ lives and found little details to point at. But really, if they were not celebrities, this wouldn’t be a big deal. I do believe Hailey has been in the wrong many times about what she has said on the internet, and I do want to be on Gomez’s side, but we will never be able to fully know what their relationship is really like. We will never know their true feelings toward each other, and we will never know any of the reasons behind all this drama.