Selena Gomez has taken the unusual step of responding to a viral TikTok video that pointed out how she was “always skinny” while dating Justin Bieber.
The post featured a montage of photos of Gomez throughout her on-again, off-again relationship with Bieber in the 2010s with the caption, “The reason why Selena is always skinny when she dates Justin.”
The video ended with a screenshot of a 2014 Instagram comment in which Gomez wrote that she was “too normal” for Bieber, who would “rather” date “models.”
The Only Murders in the Building star, 30, took to the comments section of the TikTok on Monday to react with a simple sad-face emoji, leading many users to wonder what message she was trying to convey.
Several fans called out TikToker @donttellmymomma.fr, who posted the video, for criticising Gomez.
Others suggested the Same Old Love singer was admitting to body issues while dating Bieber, 28.
“how can you not see that you’re hurting the one that you claim to be a fan of by still making videos like this more than half a decade later,” one person wrote.
“maybe she’s upset you guys are constantly bringing up her body changing over the years. she has a right to react to her OWN life. either way she’s [fire],” a second person chimed in.
Gomez dated Bieber on and off from 2010 to 2018. After their final break-up, the Peaches singer quickly got engaged to Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin).
Hailey’s whirlwind relationship with Justin spurred many fans to call into question the timeline, with some even accusing him of cheating with her while still dating Gomez.
But after years of rampant rumours of a feud between Gomez and Hailey, the Rhode Skin founder cleared the air on where she stands with the Love You Like a Love Song singer.
“It’s all respect. It’s all love,” the model, 26, said on the Call Her Daddy podcast in September, sharing that she and Gomez have talked in recent years.
Hailey added that there was “no drama personally” between her and Gomez.
“Neither of us owe anybody anything except respect. I respect her a lot, and I think there are no expectations [between us]. I respect her,” she said.
Hailey did, however, play coy about the rumours that she stole Justin from Gomez, saying on the podcast, “A lot of the perpetuation and the hate comes from ‘Oh, you stole him.’ It’s about people knowing the truth. Because there’s a truth.”
Gomez and Hailey buried the beef rumours once and for all in October when they hugged it out at a star-studded gala.
The Wizards of Waverly Place alum brushed off the viral moment weeks later, saying it was “not even a thing” and “not a big deal.”
Justin and Hailey quietly tied the knot at a courthouse in September 2018 and wed again in front of their loved ones the following year.
Gomez, for her part, appears to be single, as she recently poked fun at her current dating life, saying, “I’ll take anyone.”
This story originally appeared on New York Post and was reproduced with permission
Originally published as Selena Gomez reacts to ‘sad’ TikTok video about her relationship with Justin Bieber