Selena Gomez made a brief and unusual appearance online to thank her fans for their support the day after Hailey Bieber’s Call Her Daddy interview, in which Hailey revealed for the first time in public whether Justin Bieber ever dated both Selena Gomez and her on-and-off ex-girlfriend at the same time.
In a TikTok live that some fans recorded, she reminded them that what you say about other people matters. Selena didn’t specifically mention Hailey’s interview in the videos that were recorded and circulated online. But since Selena hasn’t spoken out since the publication of the interview, this gives the message even more weight.
“I believe some of the things that I don’t even need to be aware of are simply filthy and disgusting,” Selena stated towards the conclusion of her live performance. And it’s unfair because nobody should ever be spoken to in the way that I’ve witnessed. All I can say is that it’s incredibly ironic that I would release something that is all about kindness [her makeup line Rare Beauty’s Kind Words Matte lipstick and lip liners, which Gomez did a press tour of Europe to promote]. I’m done now. I can’t thank you enough if you support Rare, but know that you are also standing up for what it stands for: that words count. Actually matters.
As a result, it comes from me, and I just wanted to let you all know that I really do hope you realise how much bigger this is than anything else. Have a lovely remainder of the day and thank you all so much for the support; I really appreciate it. I’m grateful.
Hailey claimed that Gomez never publicly defended her from the abuse that fans of Justin and Selena directed at her in the now-famous Call Her Daddy interview in which she announced her current connection with the singer. In reality, Gomez requested her fans not to assault anyone on Instagram Live while they were bullying Hailey in October 2019 and she too had experienced harassment from Hailey’s fans. Although Hailey was reluctant to discuss the topic, she made the decision to do so in order to clearly clarify the situation.