After a rough few days on Instagram, Justin Bieber appears to have left the social media platform entirely. As at early Tuesday morning, his account no longer exists. The page that used to hold his account now looks like this:
The change in account status comes after the superstar’s fans – Beliebers – left angry comments on pictures of him with rumoured girlfriend Sofia Richie, daughter of American singer Lionel Richie.
The comments led to Bieber threatening to make his account private, which led to Bieber’s ex-girlfriend, pop star Selena Gomez, to leave comments telling him not to be mad at his fans and, as if that wasn’t enough, accusing him of cheating on her when they were together.
Another (rumoured) ex-girlfriend of Bieber’s, Hailey Baldwin, was reportedly also upset about the whole situation and left a now deleted comment throwing some shade.
Eventually, Bieber did not make his account private, instead he deleted it.
The 22-year old is the latest in a long line of high-profile celebrities and public figures facing hostility on social media, with Twitter in particular being accused of failing to adequately deal with abuse.