Selena Gomez, Kylie Jenner and Hailey Bieber drama defined
There’s a feud occurring, allegedly. It includes Selena Gomez, Hailey Bieber and Kylie Jenner, allegedly. It occurred on social media, allegedly.
Wait. That final half is a reality.
(Heads-up: This article could also be based mostly on a real story. How true? No ensures.)
Anyway, there’s been a number of noise round a vanishingly small quantity of drama that (allegedly) moved lots of people to abruptly hit the “unfollow” button on Instagram, perhaps. Follow alongside as we re-create that feud/drama/mean-girls fan fantasy.
Things we all know for positive (ish)
On Feb. 21, on TikTook and in her Instagram Stories, Gomez (allegedly) posted a collection of movies. In the primary, she mimicked saying “My name … my name is Bella Hadid.” But phrases positioned on that video learn, in keeping with Women’s Health U.Ok., “I wish I was as pretty as Bella Hadid.” That was adopted by one other video the place Gomez mentioned in her personal voice, “Instead, this is me. I laminated my brows too much.” Then there was another: “My name is Selena Gomez … see, it doesn’t even sound sexy.”
The identical day, about three hours later, Jenner posted an image of herself in her Instagram Stories with the phrases “this was an accident ?????” positioned over her eyebrows. This was interpreted as Jenner shading Gomez. Because, um, each posts included eyebrows?
Also the identical day, Bieber posted a TikTook that includes herself, Kendall Jenner and singer Justine Skye lip-syncing to the phrases “I’m not saying she deserved it, but I’m saying God’s timing is always right.” She later deleted the publish, however others have since reposted it. Were they speaking on to Gomez? Some Very Online People appear to suppose so.
On Feb. 22, commenting on a video through which a TikTook person speculated that Kylie Jenner had thrown shade at Gomez, the youngest Kardashian-Jenner (allegedly) wrote, “this is reaching. no shade towards selena ever and i didn’t see her eyebrow posts! u guys are making something out of nothing. this is silly.”
Gomez commented again (allegedly), “Agreed @kyliejenner. It’s all unnecessary. I’m a fan of Kylie!” We say “allegedly” as a result of final time we regarded there have been about 25,000 feedback on the publish. People needed to quote one more outlet to seize that final remark.
Also falling into the “facts” class: Selena Gomez dated Justin Bieber on and off from 2011 via 2018. Hailey Bieber dated Justin Bieber from 2015 to 2016, then bought engaged to him quickly after he and Gomez mentioned goodbye for good. The couple bought married at a courthouse in September 2018, then did the marriage factor once more a 12 months later, as a result of why not.
Fans of the Bieber-Gomez and Bieber-Baldwin (Hailey’s maiden identify; she’s the daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin) romances have stored a semblance of an alleged feud alive, and it appears to have reignited now.
What was the fallout?
Gomez introduced Feb. 23 that she was taking time without work from social media. That was the identical day she dethroned Kylie Jenner as essentially the most adopted lady on Instagram. Only soccer’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, plus Instagram itself, have extra followers.
“I love who I am, and yeah, I’m going to be taking a second from social media ’cause this is a little silly,” Gomez informed her followers. “And I’m 30, I’m too old for this. But I love you guys so much and I will see you guys sooner than later.”
On Feb. 28, DailyMail.com reported that Jenner had misplaced “an estimated one million followers” on Instagram within the wake of the (alleged) shade, dropping from 380 million to 379 million followers. By Monday, nevertheless, she had 380 million once more. According to social media stats web site Social Blade, she’s down about 129,000 followers within the final 30 days, throughout which period much more than EyebrowGate has occurred.
To put that in numbers people can perceive, that’s like promoting a Kylie Lip Kit for $32 for some time, solely to get up someday and discover out it’s price eight cents much less. And then seeing a few days later that it’s price $31.99 once more. Traumatic.
Meanwhile, Gomez added extra acolytes than common throughout the identical interval, winding up along with her present 395 million followers. Social Blade says she has added 19.3 million within the final 30 days, throughout which period — once more — much more than EyebrowGate has occurred.
And Hailey Bieber continues to be solely the 118th most adopted particular person on Instagram. She has solely 49.4 million individuals hanging on her each publish. That’s down nearly 1,000,000 within the final 30 days, per Social Blade, throughout which period … you already know the drill. Please let’s not get into correlation versus causation, mm-kay?
Why can we care about this now that it’s March?
Because on Sunday, in feedback on a TikTook she made as she returned to the socials, Gomez wrote, “Please, please be kinder and consider others mental health. My heart has been heavy and I only want good for everyone. All my love.”
Yup. She’s again on social media already.
Plus this different factor got here up in researching for this story: Hailey Bieber put castor oil on her eyebrows “every night” when she was making an attempt to get them to develop again after teenage over-plucking left them too skinny. Sounds like a discount path to forehead restoration. But we digress.
So what’s the gist of this entire mess?
One extra time, as a result of these phrases may be the wisest Kylie Jenner has ever shared on-line: “u guys are making something out of nothing. this is silly.”
And perhaps we must always all be following Selena Gomez.