Selena Gomez went on to chide the popstar over such a suggestion saying,
‘If you can’t handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol – it should be special between you two only,’ Selena wrote.
‘Don’t be mad at your fans. They love you.’
Justin came back with his own tart response – which a fan re-posted – insinuating that the Come & Get It star ‘used me for attention.’
‘It’s funny to see people that used me for attention and still try to point the finger this way. Sad. All love,’ Justin later wrote.
He followed that up by writing: ‘I’m not one for anyone receiving hate. Hope u all can be kind to my friends and each other. And yes I love my beliebers (sic).’
Selena shared a fan collage which could be seen as a veiled swipe at Justin and captioned it, “You matter most. Thank you letting me do what I love every day.”