Justin Bieber’s fans are coming to his rescue! Shortly after the ‘Cold Water’ crooner deleted his Instagram account on Aug. 16, users started mocking his choice by starting a hashtag party on social media. But now, the tables are starting to turn. Find out all about it here!
Justin Bieber, 22, became the butt of many jokes when he made the absolutely SHOCKING decision to deactivate his Instagram account on Aug. 16. To his defense, he did warn his social media followers that he was going to pull the plug if they didn’t stop bullying his alleged new flame, model Sofia Richie, 17. So when he made true on his promise, some of his 77.8 million followers went into a frenzy, while others decided to launch the #JustinDeactivationParty. As a plethora of mocking GIFs and memes filled the Twittersphere, the die-hard Beliebers proved they totally have his back — for better or worse. Check out the proof here:
The fact that all those celebrating #JustinDeactivatedParty are going to be "beliebers" again once Justin is back on track makes me sick.
— Princess (@NadaKhaled49) August 16, 2016
Y'all need to stop hating on Justin haha…. You guys hating made him delete his insta! #JustinDeactivatedParty
— Joey Birlem (@JosephBirlem) August 17, 2016
UM JUSTIN IM SORRY I NEED TO STARE AT YOUR FACE PLEASE ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT AGAIN DAD #JustinDeactivatedParty
— Simon Britton (@Simonbritton_) August 16, 2016
— Giovanna† (@whoabiebz) August 16, 2016
— jus (@nohpressures) August 16, 2016
This isn’t the first hashtag started after the pop star said goodbye to his social media account. On Aug. 15, Beliebers started a top trend on Twitter, reading “#SorryJustinWeLoveYou?” But, upon further digging, it appears that fans were totally throwing some sarcastic shade. Even the Biebs’ exes were quick to comment on the matter, since he was being so public with his and Sofia’s long-lasting rendezvous. Selena Gomez, 24, slammed Justin for putting a girl before his fans. She did later apologize even though he accused her of cheating with Zayn Malik. Hailey Baldwin, 19, also wrote a cryptic message about “misplacing blame” before Justin unfollowed her too. Oh my!
Justin and Sofia have been inseparable ever since Aug. 8, where they were first spotted holding hands in Laguna Beach. She may or may not have clapped back at their haters recently as well, since an unverified Twitter account reading her name posted: “#purposetour is still on… The music is still coming.. Love who you want… Stop the damn hate… And love each other!!” What will happen next!?
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