Justin, we can certainly sympathize with your new gal pal Sofia Richie. It is terrible to be the victim of social media bullying. But, we think you have the right idea – go private.
Justin Bieber, you and your adorable new friend, Sofia Richie, 17, are entitled to enjoy your relationship without being subjected to vicious fan comments. That’s why, you really should consider doing what you suggested on Instagram on Aug. 15. Take your account private.
“I’m gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don’t stop the hate. This is getting out of hand, if you guys are really fans you wouldn’t be so mean to people that I like,” you warned your 77.8 million Instagram followers in a caption on a photo of yourself with Sofia.
We are impressed by your chivalry to gal pal Sofia, who is a model and aspiring actress, and the daughter of renowned singer, Lionel Richie.
Unfortunately, you do have some fans who are a little over-possessive, to say the least. They didn’t react too kindly when you generously shared six photos of Sofia and yourself goofing around on Instagram. However, when you suggested going private, your ex, Selena Gomez, decided to jump in and lambaste you for threatening to take your Instagram private.
“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 and supported you before anyone ever did,” she pointed out in a comment on your Instagram. Well Justin – she has a good point. You don’t want to be mad at your fans, even if they are crossing the line with Sofia.
How about going private with your “personal” pictures that you just want to share with your nearest and dearest? Then keep your “public” Instagram for the parts of your life that you are happy to go public with and that fans will be excited to see. That way, you can avoid exposing someone you care about, like Sofia, from a deluge of mean comments.
So, Hollywoodlifers – do you agree that Justin shouldn’t get mad at fans, but should go private on Instagram for certain things? Let me know.