It all started when Bieber posted
some photos on Instagram of himself and his latest gal pal, Sofia
Richie, who is a 17-year-old model as well as the daughter of
singer/songwriter Lionel Richie, has been seen out and about with
Bieber in recent weeks.
The Instagram photos did not go
over well with some of Bieberâ€™s followers,
apparently, because they had plenty to say about it
â€” most of which was not nice.
Well, the singer did not take
kindly to the comments. He threatened to block access to his social
media accounts, which for Beliebers, could be the equivalent of
cutting off their oxygen supply.
â€œIâ€™m gonna make my Instagram
private if you guys donâ€™t stop the
hate,â€ the 22-year-old pop star wrote in a caption of a
black and white photo of himself and Richie.
â€œThis is getting out of hand, if you guys are
really fans you wouldnâ€™t be so mean to people
that I like.â€
Apparently the hate continued
â€” the superstar singerâ€™s
account pointed to an error page early Tuesday:
â€œSorry, this page isnâ€™t
available. The link you followed may be broken, or the page may
have been removed. Go back to Instagram.â€
The social media schooling had
turned serious after Bieberâ€™s ex, singer Selena
Gomez, weighed in on the drama. â€œIf you
canâ€™t handle the hate then stop posting pictures
of your girlfriend lol â€“ it should be special
between you two only,â€ Gomez wrote on Instagram.
â€œDonâ€™t be mad at your
fans,â€ Gomez added. â€œThey love
Bieber clapped back by commenting,
â€œItâ€™s funny to see people
that used me for attention and still try to point the finger this
way. Sad. All love.â€