Justin Bieber would really like it if his millions of adoring fans stopped being so mean to the “people that [he] like[s].” And by that he means Sofia Richie, his apparent new romantic interest/best gal pal while touring in Tokyo.
Over the weekend, the Biebs posted not one, not two, but six black-and-white photos of him and Sofia Richie smiling and making faces at the camera. But while Bieber can’t seem to get enough of Richie, his fans would like to see a whole lot less of her, and they’re letting her know as such. Richie has apparently gotten a lot of hate from the Beliebers on Instagram, who reportedly have taken to leaving snake emoji and other mean comments on her profile. (As of publication, her profile seems to have comments turned off, since the photos don’t have any visible comments.)
The Beliebers weren’t having any of it. And neither was Selena Gomez.
Gomez took to the comments section (to the horror of the remaining Jelena fans still out there) to call out Bieber for all the world to see. In a comment captured by the Shade Room, Gomez sides with her former flame’s fans and writes: “If you can’t handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol -it should be special between you two only. Don’t be mad at your fans. They love you.”