Selena Gomez is hot and heavy with Justin Bieber much to the chagrin of Bieber’s fans, who have directed plenty of hate at the singer because of their relationship. But Selena has a message for them… she understands.
Gomez was making the rounds of radio call in shows, when she phone in to Baltimore radio station Z104.3 for a quick chat with the dee-jay Jackson Blue. After some small talk, the question came up.
“Let’s talk about Justin Bieber; he has very avid, loyal fans, who aren’t necessarily always so nice to you. Just from starting dating him and taking him off the market, a lot of them seem not to like you. Is that hard for you?” Blue asked.
Selena took the question right in stride. “It’s a little odd, but I understand it completely,” she replied.
Check out Selena’s radio interview
“It’s amazing to me to see how many passionate fans there are. So obviously, you’ve just got to think of the fans first, and that’s OK,” she added.
Her comments definitely were pretty understanding, especially since she received numerous death threats when she and Justin went public with their relationship last year.
The death threats, which poured out over Twitter, started after the two were spotted kissing on a luxury yacht on vacation in the Caribbean.
Here’s just a sampling from gossip site TMZ:
roses are red, violets are blue, @selenagomez if you’ll break @justinbieber’s heart I’m gonna kill you :3
@selenagomez I’ll kill you I swear on GOD!!!!
@selenagomez If you are the Girlfriend of Justin I will Kill you I HATE YOU :@ !!!
@selenagomez whore cancer whore..like i’mm kill myself cuz i saw you and Justin kissing well thankyou Selena thankyou now i’m killing myself
@selenagomez stay away from Justin pedophile, retard wait i’m gonna kill ya in the night underneath your smelly bed
“Is it kind of annoying though that you can’t share your fans?” Blue followed up.
“Kind of,” Selena replied. “But it’s kind of cool that we have our own individual [fans].”
In the year they’ve been dating, however, most fans seem to have come to accept the relationship. Selena was especially supportive when Justin got in snared in a baby mama scandal, which still is hanging over his head.
The couple partied like rock stars over New Year’s Eve, hitting a private party after both pulled duty for different television shows in Times Square.
They reported hung out and danced until 3 a.m. at trendy Manhattan club the Glass House. Selena said she had plans to head home to Texas for some rest, which suggests she and Bieber will be spending some time apart.