Fans said that the photo of them together “broke the internet”.
Selena Gomez has spoken about the reaction to a now viral photograph in which she poses beside Hailey Bieber.
The pair have both been pitted against each other by fans and the media alike as Selena used to date Hailey’s husband Justin Bieber.
Selena and Hailey have both denied there being any sort of animosity between them, and put the rumours truly to bed when they “broke the internet” with a photo.
The photo was taken at the second annual Academy Museum Gala in Los Angeles by photographer Tyrell Hampton before it was posted on Instagram.
Now, in a recent interview with Vulture, Selena addressed the photo, and dismissed there being any major beef between herself and Hailey.
“Yeah it’s not a big deal,” the singer said. “It’s not even a thing.”
Earlier this year, Hailey denied dating Justin while he was still with Selena.
On the Call Her Daddy podcast, Hailey discussed the trolling she receives.
“The perpetuation, comes from the misperception, ‘Oh, you stole him,'” she said. “It comes from the fact that they wished he had ended up with someone else and that’s fine. You can wish that all you want but that’s just not the case.”
She continued: “You can wish that all you want, but that’s just not the case. If we have moved on, why can’t you?”
Selena also addressed the “vile and disgusting” trolling she receives while on on TikTok Live.
“I think some of the things that I don’t even need to be aware of are just vile and disgusting. And it’s not fair because no one ever should be spoken to in the manner that I’ve seen,” Selena said.