Craziest celebrity fanbases
Hailey Baldwin begs social media trolls—seemingly Selena Gomez fans—to leave her alone
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Where would stars be without their fans? Nowhere, is the right answer, since loyal fans are the ones who will follow artists to the grave. Though fan bases are nothing new, the modern era has revolutionized interaction between artist and fan. These days, pop icons can keep in regular contact with their followers on the world wide web. Platforms like Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram are the most effective for reaching millions of fans around the world. With this instant connection, an intensely loyal fanbase can sometimes take things a little too far.
That's certainly the case with Hailey Baldwin, who posted a TikTok video on April 12 seemingly addressing fans of her husband Justin Bieber’s ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez. “This is for you guys in my comments every single time I post,” she wrote in the caption.
“Leave me alone at this point," the model starts out saying. She has been regularly flooded with comments by trolls comparing her to Gomez, and even in 2021 she was taunted by Selenators who chanted "Selena" as she walked up the steps at the Met Gala, Page Six reports.
“I’m minding my business. I don’t do anything, I don’t say anything. Leave me alone, please,” she begged. "Enough time has gone by where it's valid to leave me alone," she added, appearing to reference how long it’s been since Gomez and Bieber split. "I beg of you, truly. That's my only request. Leave me alone. Be miserable somewhere else, please."
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