Days after the 22-year-old singer’s threats to make his Instagram private spurred a very public feud with Selena Gomez and Hailey Baldwin, the “Baby” singer has taken it to the next level and walked away entirely from the popular social networking site.
His exit in the early hours of Tuesday quickly inspired a #JustinDeactivatedParty on Twitter, with even many of his most loyal “Beliebers” criticizing the singer and waving him goodbye.
“If he can’t handle the hate, he should not be famous,” one fan wrote.
— larisss (@larissa99x) August 16, 2016
— Michael’s koala (@mikeyskoalabear) August 16, 2016
“When you wake up and realize Justin deactivated over a 17-year-old girl,” another said.
— Luke Furnival (@itisfurny) August 16, 2016
“I’m just going to sit back and watch people defend their idol who chose a girl over them,” added one.
— christina | dm limit (@sehunkers) August 16, 2016
While his fans may have felt abandoned, others laughed off the drama.
— Raphael Gomes (@raphablueberry) August 16, 2016
— Angel (@angelxgarrix) August 16, 2016
— Vania Fernandes (@stellabeauty08) August 16, 2016
— Henry Gallagher (@HenryGallagherx) August 16, 2016
Bieber first threatened to leave Instagram after his rumored relationship with new flame Sofia Richie was met with criticism from fans.
“I’m gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don’t stop the hate,” the “Sorry” singer captioned a black and white photo with the 17-year-old model over the weekend. “This is getting out of hand, if you guys are really fans you wouldn’t be so mean to people that I like.”