Selena Gomez takes to TikTok to plead for kindness

Selena Gomez takes to TikTok to plead for kindness

Only Murders in the Building star, Selena Gomez, took to TikTok and asked her fans to stop trolling Hailey Bieber.

In response to the backlash over a Call Her Daddy podcast episode which aired on September 28, where Hailey Bieber made some comments about the pop star’s previous relationship with Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez has taken to TikTok to remind her followers that “words matter.” 

During the episode, Hailey shed light on the barrage of online hate she has endured from Selena’s fans, and how it was perpetuated by misperception: “Oh, you stole him. It comes from the fact that they wished he had ended up with someone else and that’s fine. You can wish that all you want but that’s just not the case.” 

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When it came to her relationship with Bieber’s ex, she said although Selena has never defended her from the hate, there are no hard feelings: “I respect her a lot. There are just no expectations. If that was something she felt was necessary, that would be amazing. But I just respect her, there’s no drama, personally.”

Selena went live on her TikTok page to plead with fans to tone it down and to stop making vile and disgusting comments toward Hailey Bieber: “I think some of the things that I don’t even need to be aware of are just vile and disgusting,” the singer-turned-actress said. “And it’s not fair because no one ever should be spoken to in the manner that I’ve seen.”

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Selena referred to her beauty product ‘Rare’ to highlight the ‘kind’ intent behind her message: “It’s incredibly ironic that I would release something that is all about kind words ’cause that’s exactly what I want. That’s it.”

Selena, who is an advocate for mental health awareness, finished her message by thanking her fans for taking the time to hear her out, saying: “If you support Rare, I cannot thank you enough, but know that you are also representing what it means and that is words matter. Truly matter.”

She added, “I hope that you understand that this is much bigger than anything else. “I’m really grateful to all of you for hearing me out, so have a wonderful rest of your day, and I appreciate all the love. Thank you.”