Justin Bieber deleted his Instagram account in August and earlier this week, he compared the social media platform to “hell.”
During one of his Purpose World Tour shows in London, England on Tuesday, November 29, Justin Bieber took aim at Instagram but failed to mention the reason behind his sudden decision to delete his account.
Three months after deleting his page, the 22-year-old singer told his audience at the O1 Arena that Instagram is “for the devil.”
“Who thinks I should get my Instagram back?” Justin Bieber asked the crowd, according to a report by Us Weekly on November 30. “Nah, I don’t want to get my Instagram back. Instagram is for the devil. I’m sure … I think hell is Instagram. I’m, like, 90 percent sure. We get sent to hell and we get, like, locked in the Instagram server. Like, I’m stuck in the DMs. I’m trying to climb my way out and I can’t.”
“I don’t know what I’m talking about,” Justin Bieber then added.
In August, prior to his Instagram exit, Justin Bieber posted a couple of photos of himself and his then-rumored girlfriend Sofia Richie in Japan together — and his fans weren’t all happy about his alleged romance.
Following Justin Bieber’s first photo, he and Richie were met with backlash. In turn, Bieber’s second photo was shared along with a threat claiming Bieber would make his Instagram account private if fans didn’t start being nice. According to Justin Bieber, his fans weren’t really his fans if they were going to be mean to the people he liked.
After seeing the post, Justin Bieber’s ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez, shared a comment.
“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,” she wrote, according to a report by Us Weekly in August.
“It’s funny to see people that used me for attention and still trying to point the finger this way. Sad. All love. I’m not one for anyone receiving hate,” Justin Bieber said in response.
After Justin Bieber accused Selena Gomez of using him for attention, the “Same Old Love” singer fired back at him, claiming she was the one who forgave him after he cheated on her “multiple” times during their years-long romance.
“Funny how the ones that cheated multiple times, are pointing the finger at the ones that were forgiving and supportive, no wonder fans are mad. Sad. All love,” she retorted. However, Justin Bieber was determined to get the last word and quickly suggested it was Gomez who had bene unfaithful.
“I cheated… Oh I forgot about You and Zayn?” Justin Bieber asked before deleting his account.
While Selena Gomez later apologized for his comments, Justin Bieber has stayed mum on their feud and has yet to make a permanent return to Instagram.
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez dated from 2010 to 2012 and have been linked to one another on and off ever since. Most recently, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez sparked rumors of a possible reunion on Instagram when Bieber posted a photo of himself and Gomez from years ago and added the caption, “Feels.” In the photo, which featured the former couple in a swimming pool, Bieber and Gomez were seen kissing.
Although Selena Gomez showed up to one of Justin Bieber’s Purpose World Tour shows in Los Angeles days after their social media encounter, nothing ever came of their interaction and Bieber was spotted months later with his on-again, off-again flame, Hailey Baldwin.
As for Justin Bieber’s rumored romance with Sofia Richie, their relationship appears to have fizzled after a number of outings with one another in August.
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