Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have become one of the celebrity world’s most famous couples, with fans of “Jelena,” as the duo is known, watching for signs that their off-again, on-again romantic relationship has been rekindled. Now, as stars flock to social media to sound off on the feud between Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian/Kanye West, Justin and Selena are showing that they’re still in sync with their almost identical responses.
Gomez and Swift have been best friends for years, and her response made that clear. But Selena also urged that everyone stop the hate, pointed out Time magazine.
The social media explosion began when Kim Kardashian shared what looked like Kanye West chatting with Taylor Swift on a phone call, with the dialogue focusing on the brouhaha over whether Taylor knew about and approved the lyrics referencing her.
Gomez was quick to prove that she’s earned her membership in Swift’s girl squad, trying to deflect the haters from trashing her pal.
“There are more important things to talk about,” tweeted Selena. “Why can’t people use their voice for something that f**king matters?”
In a follow-up tweet, Gomez expressed her vision of the truth, declaring that hate should be halted.
Truth is last thing we need right now is hate, in any form— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) July 18, 2016
“Truth is last thing we need right now is hate, in any form,” added Selena.
Gomez also slammed the entertainment industry, admitting that she was disappointed in the star-studded world in which she resided.
“This industry is so disappointing yet the most influential smh,” mused the singer.
While Selena was shaking her head in dismay and seeking to halt the hate on Twitter, her former boyfriend Bieber was over on Instagram also urging to stop hate and replace it with love.
Justin kept his message simple, in contrast to Selena’s more verbose posts, but both referred to hate in their responses to the war against Taylor. Bieber’s response surprised some because he and Swift have not been friends, pointed out Hollywood Life.
But despite that, his response seemed to refer to the drama, with an indication that Justin (like Gomez) is supporting Taylor.
“More love. Less hate,” said Justin softly in his Instagram video.
Even before Bieber and Selena shared similar responses to the war on Taylor, there were rumors that the two might rekindle their romance again. Sparking those reports was the reunion of Kourtney Kardashian and Justin, with In Touch citing an insider who claimed that Gomez was hurt when she learned about that hookup.
Selena is described as deciding that she still “loved Justin” and wanted to try again. But Bieber broke the news to her that he had renewed his romance with the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star.
“Justin explained that he is quietly seeing Kourtney Kardashian again,” revealed the insider.
OK magazine also reports on the potential for a rekindled romance between Bieber and Gomez, citing a source who revealed that Selena recognized that “life is short” after the tragic death of her friend Christina Grimmie.
“[Selena] realized life is short, so she called [Justin] and told him she loved him.”
Bieber and Kardashian have both sought to keep their romance out of the public spotlight, avoiding being photographed together. As a result, even some of his team is unaware of just how serious it has become between Justin and Kourtney, according to the source, who described Gomez as “enraged” when she found out.
But the hookup between Bieber and Kardashian is not holding back Selena from pursuing her renewed passion for the pop singer.
“Now she’s incessantly calling, texting, and emailing him,” added the insider. “She’s determined to get him back.”
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