He threatened to take his Instagram page private if fans didn’t stop hating on new flame Sofia Richie.
But Justin Bieber took it a step further on Monday night as he deleted his Instagram account, which had 77.8 million followers.
The move came moments after the pop star had switched his account to private, before changing his mind and making his page public again moments later – and then deleting it entirely.
Setting the account private would have meant that his posts were still available for his followers, but he would have had to approve each individual follow request.
After setting the account to private, Justin was slammed by fans in comments, before he deleted it.
‘In the moment you went privat (sic) you lost many fans…’ wrote one user, while another added ‘and now we are leaving u.’
Another said the Sorry singer was making ‘bad decisions’, while others told him to just disable the comments if he didn’t want to deal with fans.
Justin seemed unperturbed by the row, looking happy and relaxed as he took part in an ice hockey match in the San Fernando Valley in California on Monday night.
Out of the blue, his ex-girlfriend Selena took a swipe, exclaiming: ‘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.’
That prompted a war of words between the pop stars, with both accusing each other of cheating and Justin hinting Selena had hooked up with former One Direction star Zayn Malik.
Things quickly ignited as Justin hit back: ‘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.’
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