Justin Bieber is rumored to be dating Sofia Richie, the daughter of iconic musician Lionel Richie. Naturally, we should be happy for him, right?
Well, his loyal Beliebers are a passionate bunch, and they aren’t feeling that he’s spending so much time with his new squeeze. They’ve been trolling her Instagram posts with snake emojis, black hearts, and other seemingly vindictive commentary.
It’s worth noting that his pack of Beliebers weren’t this vocal when he had a rumored fling with Hailey Baldwin (daughter of Stephen and niece of Alec), but perhaps it has something to do with her age. Richie is 17 years old, while Bieber is 22.
After Bieber posted photos of himself with Richie, he made a comment that he would make his Instagram private if his fans continued to harass her. “I’m gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don’t stop the hate this is getting out of hand, if you guys are really fans you wouldn’t be so mean to people that I like,” he wrote.
A photo posted by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on Aug 13, 2016 at 10:34pm PDT
Beliebers evidently didn’t like Bieber’s comment—especially since they’ve been vocally supportive of his career over the years. They took to Twitter with some nasty (and admittedly hilarious) commentary and began trending the hashtag #RIPBeliebers.
Justin talking about making his insta private when he can’t even keep his dick private… Just saying #RIPBeliebers
— J FOLLOWED ME (@Nicolervv) August 14, 2016
— Dave (@tofeelitnow) August 14, 2016
— mia (@madeiintheam) August 14, 2016
You monsters finally pushed him too far… #RIPBeliebers
— Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) August 14, 2016
Yikes. Still, the outrage evidently isn’t going to stop Bieber and Richie from seeing each other. We’ll definitely be seeing more photos from their jetsetting to places like Japan very soon.
A photo posted by Sofia Richie (@sofiarichie) on Aug 13, 2016 at 10:37pm PDT
A photo posted by Sofia Richie (@sofiarichie) on Aug 13, 2016 at 11:34pm PDT
Something tells us they’re going to be just fine.