Bieber and Baldwin confirmed their budding romance with a photo posted on social media showing them kissing.
Justin and Hailey have been vacationing together in the Caribbean.
Since then, Baldwin, the daughter of actor Alec Baldwin’s brother, Stephen Baldwin, has been targeted by a raft of haters. They also happen to be Bieber’s most ardent fans.
It got to the point yesterday that the 19-year-old model responded on Instagram with a peace sign emoticon.
Ironically, Selena Gomez was also the target of Beliebers’ social media hate when she first started dating the pop singer.
You’d think they know better. But that hasn’t stopped some of her fans from trolling Baldwin as well. Gomez reiterated her view of Justin in a Rolling Stone interview.
“I am so beyond done with talking about him,” she said.
Bieber published the kissing photo, himself, so there can be no confusion about their relationship. Still, fans refused to accept it.
“You are a b*tch…. Selena is better than you…… Justin is not for you…. @haileybaldwin,” wrote one irate fan.
“@haileybaldwin He only loves your body. You’re a piece of nothing, compared to Selena, poor girl. lol just saying,” wrote an obvious Selena fan.
“Selena Gomez is only the perfect girl for Justin Bieber so get the s**t out of Justin’s life,” wrote another, capturing the tenor of the sentiment.
Although Hailey and Justin have been pals since early last year, the romance apparently heated up over New Year’s Eve.
“Justin and Hailey were making out for everyone to see at a New Year’s Eve party thrown by Richie Akiva,” a source told TMZ. “They were sucking face for everyone to see at the bar.”
Bieber was on pins and needles before the release of his latest album, his first in three years. After 18 months of polarizing bad behavior there was some concern the record might flop. He even enlisted Selena to help promote it.
But now that it’s a commercial success, he is probably ready to get on with his life. Hopefully, his fans will let him.
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