Selena Gomez Defends Taylor Swift In Resurfaced Video Of Hailey Bieber Gagging At The Mention Of Taylor's Name

When Hailey Baldwin Bieber married Justin Bieber, superfans of Selena Gomez, his ex-girlfriend, were furious. There is speculation that there is still bad blood between Hailey and Selena, which is only fueled by Selena's latest comment on a resurfaced video of Hailey shading Taylor Swift.

By Gina Florio2 min read
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Hailey and Justin Bieber tied the knot in 2018 in a lavish ceremony that delivered some stunning photos. The couple has seemingly been happily married ever since, but many fans of Justin just can't let go of his on-again-off-again relationship with Selena Gomez, with whom he was very much in love at one point. Hailey opened up on the "Call Her Daddy" podcast to clear the air about the rumors that she stole Justin from Selena. The international pop star dated Selena (another international pop star) when they were teenagers, and their publicized romance lasted for several years until they officially called it quits in the summer of 2018. That same year, Justin and Hailey announced their engagement and got hitched. Hailey confirmed that there was no overlap of her relationship with Justin and his romance with Selena, but nevertheless, there are some angry fans out there who insist that Hailey stole Justin away from their queen Selena.

Regardless of what transpired in this love triangle, it seems as though Selena and Hailey have a little bad blood between them. There is speculation that they have shaded each other on social media, and Hailey has even asked outright for people to leave her alone and keep the drama far away from her. But one small comment that Selena left online makes people believe that things are not exactly good between these two women.

Selena Gomez Defends Taylor Swift in Resurfaced Video of Hailey Bieber Gagging at the Mention of Taylor's Name

TikTok account @duckcopycat0 shared a short clip of Hailey Bieber throwing clear shade at pop icon Taylor Swift. It's not clear what show this was or when this aired, but the only thing said by the man standing next to Hailey on stage was, "One-on-one rap battle, full of the meanest lyrics about a celebrity since Taylor Swift's last album." As soon as Taylor's name was uttered, Hailey stuck her finger in mouth and pretended to gag. She shrugged afterward, and the crowd gasped and laughed. Hailey's hair is long and blonde, so it's clear that this wasn't recent. It was likely from even before she got together with Justin, but we don't know for sure.

The text on the video reads, "THISS is real Hailey 'Bieber' mean girl // matona // A Bully." The TikTok has over 1.2 million views with 5,000 comments. People are commenting about Hailey's track record of being mean to other female celebrities. "She can't stand talented successful women," one person wrote. "Bro didn't she say she likes girls supporting girls?" another person commented. "It's giving peaked in high school," another wrote.

But perhaps the most shocking part of this entire exchange is the fact that Selena herself commented on the video: "So sorry, my best friend is and continues to be one of the best in the game." However, she deleted the comment shortly after—but not before plenty of people captured the screenshot.

When the screenshot of her comment was shared on Twitter, there were some people commenting from the other perspective—that Selena is the one obsessed with Hailey, and she always finds these types of videos to comment on. "Everyday it’s beef squashed then the the next day it’s commenting on a tiktok about a new situation … Selena is obsessed its not funny anymore [sic]," someone commented. "Everyone saying hailey is obsessed with her but i think the same goes for selena... selena pls delete tiktok from your phone WE BEG [sic]," another person wrote.

There's no way of knowing what is actually going on between Selena and Hailey, but it certainly seems like there is some drama going on. Selena and Taylor have been close friends for a long time, and it's not clear what Hailey's thoughts are on Taylor today, as that video seems to be from a long time ago.

In a TikTok livestream on Thursday, Selena vaguely addressed the situation. She told her audience that she would be "taking a second from social media" after she left some comments online about Hailey Bieber and Kylie Jenner. It seems as though she's not entirely pleased with her own behavior, hence the deleting of her comment about Taylor.

"This is a little silly," she said. "And I'm 30. I'm too old for this. But I love you guys so much and I will see you guys sooner than later. I'm going to just take a break from everything."

Selena has said in the past that abstaining from social media has helped her mental health, along with going to talk therapy regularly and shutting out the noise from the outside world. In the meantime, fans will continue to speculate about the supposed feud happening between her and Hailey.