Justin Bieber left many fans forlorn when he abandoned Instagram. But now, thanks to rumors of a sex tape, Bieber is heating up Twitter with the hashtag “#justinssextapeleakedparty” happily being repeated by his followers (as well as those who came to the party to mock).
Speculation ruled on Twitter, with questions about whether a Bieber sex tape really exists, and if so, does it co-star his former girlfriend Selena Gomez, his new gal pal Sofia Richie, or anyone else in his long string of post-Jelena ladies? As the sex tape hashtag featuring Justin continued to trend on Twitter, his loyal fans, known as Beliebers, headed off on an Internet search for answers, according to the Mirror.
The rumors linked to the Bieber sex tape seemed to stem from photos featuring Justin’s bare behind in a public display of affection with Sofia. The two are having a holiday in Mexico, but the Twitter frenzy focuses more on the claims that a video showing them having sex was leaked.
Some fans are even accusing Bieber of having a sex session in public with his new gal pal. The alleged make-out-turned-sexual-encounter reportedly was interrupted by a mystery man, who motivated Justin to rearrange himself.
Comments on Twitter ranged from amusement to outrage.
“Thanks Justin. I officially don’t know how to defend you in front of my friends/family anymore. #justinssextapeleakedparty,” asserted one fan.
“LOL at Justin Bieber. Talking about privacy when you literally have sex in public. Cmon fam, you know they always catch you,” challenged another.
Then there were those who defended the Biebs, with one contending it was fan fiction.
“You know celeb fangirl Twitter is made up of 14 yo girls when #justinssextapeleakedparty starts trending when he kisses his gf topless.”
And some admitted enjoying the sex tape party even more than Bieber.
“i like justin but im living for this drama # justinssextapeleakedparty.”
But do all these reports of a sex tape unveil a true scandal or do they symbolize the overly intense paparazzi spotlight shining on Bieber and his flock of females?
The Daily Beast pointed out that while Twitter is going wild now over the sighting of Justin heating up his hook-up with Richie (who recently celebrated her 18th birthday), he has emphasized the toll that being famous has taken in a poignant Instagram post.
“It has gotten to the point that people won’t even say hi to me or recognize me as a human. I feel like a zoo animal, and I wanna be able to keep my sanity.”
Since that May posting, Justin has had ongoing battles with his Beliebers over Sofia. It wasn’t so much the fact that she was only 17 at the time of their original hook-up, but that Bieber was swapping women so quickly, from his romance with Hailey Baldwin to nude skinny-dipping with Sahara Ray.
Consequently, the backlash fell onto Richie, with Beliebers getting increasingly hostile in their comments about her. That’s when Justin warned his fans.
“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 I like,” he contended.
In one of the shockers of this battle, Selena Gomez waded into the war. Selena turned to Instagram to publicize her viewpoint.
“If you can’t handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol—it should be special between you two only,” advised Gomez. “Don’t be mad at your fans. They love you.”
Justin threw shade Selena’s way before signing off.
“It’s funny to see people that used me for attention and still try to point the finger this way. Sad. All love,” wrote Gomez’s ex.
Selena subsequently issued an apology for her comments, but that didn’t change the situation. It was bye, bye Instagram for the Biebs, as he deactivated his account, abandoning his fans and frenemies.
Fast forward to the present and those same fans are sounding off on Twitter and expressing their dismay over a sex tape that may or may not exist.
As for whether Bieber does have a secret sex tape stashed somewhere, his social media followers seem torn between hope and horror.
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