Harper’s Hot Takes

Harper Harris

The long-standing drama between Hailey Bieber and Selena Gomez has recently hit a tipping point. 


Gomez and famous pop star Justin Bieber dated for eight years on and off, starting in 2010. Almost immediately after they broke up for the last time, Justin started dating Hailey, and the pair married later that year in 2018. 


Since then, the internet has found ways to pit the two girls against each other, while both claim there is no drama or jealousy between them. Last October, they took a photo together, trying to prove that they are on good terms. However, a series of recent events have seemed to reignite the idea that there is drama between them. 


The first event that led fans to speculate was when Gomez posted a picture on her Instagram of her eyebrows explaining that she “accidentally laminated [her] brows too much.” 


Shortly after, Kylie Jenner, one of Bieber’s friends, posted a photo to her story with the caption, “Was it an accident????” and then posted a screenshot of her on facetime with Hailey with a zoom-in on their brows. 


Fans put the dots together and started to condemn both Jenner and Hailey’s actions, claiming it was “not a coincidence” and there was “no way to explain why they would post that.” Users on TikTok started to comment, calling Jenner and Hailey “mean girls.”


Jenner claims that she meant no harm to Gomez when she commented on a TikTok saying, “This is reaching,” Jenner said. “No shade towards Selena ever and I didn’t see her eyebrow posts! You guys are making something out of nothing. This is silly.” Gomez replied to Jenner, saying she agrees and is a fan of Jenner.


Gomez then commented on TikToks that were explaining the drama and were on Gomez’s side, but she has since deleted these comments. Some people have now criticized Gomez for fueling the fire of the drama, but others have continued to support her. 


Since this drama started, Gomez has gained lots of supporters on her social media accounts. Gomez has surpassed Jenner in Instagram followers and is now the most followed woman on Instagram. 


While this drama between Gomez and Hailey has been brewing for years, I think it is time for each girl to move on, especially Hailey. Some of the things she does are directed at Gomez. While I think some fans like to grasp at straws, some of the claims are legitimate and Hailey deserves to be under fire a little bit for the obvious shade she has thrown at Gomez.