Um, things just got sufficiently awkward. Instagram just suggested that Justin Bieber should follow his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez, and we’re half laughing, half cringing.
So how did this all start? Well, the “Sorry” crooner took to Instagram on April 11 to ask fans to report an account that’s been sending him and his wife, Hailey Baldwin, a ton of hate recently.
“Please if you are following me please report them as bullying because they are!” the 25-year-old wrote. “Making up lies and saying [awful] hurtful things.”
TBH, cyberbullying is never OK, and while we hate to see that the “No Brainer” singer is going through this right now, we couldn’t help but notice that underneath the text, Instagram is suggesting that he should hit the follow button on none other than the “Back to You” songstress. Yikes!
Of course, we can’t expect the app to automatically know their complicated dating history, but this is made even more uncomfortable by the fact that JB just recently called out a hater on his Instagram Stories for claiming that he’s not in love with the 22-year-old model and only married her in spite of the former Disney Channel star.
“Why would I dedicate my whole life to someone in marriage to get back at my ex,” he wrote. “Anyone who believes this is mean spirited or 10 years old or younger because a logical person doesn’t talk or think this way u should be ashamed of yourself really.”
The pop star then clarified his relationships with both Selena and Hailey to avoid further confusion, explaining, “I absolutely loved and love Selena she will always hold a place in my heart, but I am head over [heels] in love with my wife and she is absolutely the BEST THING that has ever happened to me period.”
Honestly, we never doubted his love for Hailey, but since he’s been so bothered by the Selena comments, it just makes it that much more awkward that Instagram’s algorithm wants him to follow her. Do better, Instagram. Do better.
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