Justin Bieber appeared to be throwing shade at his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez amid allegations that she is feuding with his wife Hailey Bieber.
The singer threw a party for his 29th birthday this weekend, where he celebrated with his loved ones.
One person who wasn’t on the guest list was his ex Selena, though he seemed to refer to the actress with the party favors he handed out that day.
Guests were presented with a silver souvenir with the words, “I’m so thankful I didn’t get what I thought I wanted.”
While Justin didn’t elaborate on the meaning behind the gift, fans quickly assumed it was a dig at his ex and labeled the singer as “petty.”
Blasted: ‘Petty’ Justin Bieber was blasted by fans when he appeared to throw shade at ex Selena Gomez after she and wife Hailey (pictured together in 2021) ‘rekindled their feud’
They tweeted, “This gift tells me I’m still living in the past”; “So he says he didn’t want her?”; ‘and everyone was looking for his response and he just gave you one in the form of a gift’; ‘What is he trying to say?’;
“This is so petty, I mean if you and your wife feel that way, keep that petty stuff to yourself lol and please, you don’t have to say someone’s name or say ‘who’ to understand exactly what they’re talking about.” ‘ ;
“Admitting your wife was your second choice on your birthday is insane lmao selena really live in his mind with no rent”; ‘Oh, he’s getting mean! Iktr defend your wife.’
Other fans were quick to point out that it could have more innocent connotations, arguing, “I can’t believe people are interpreting this negatively.” justin says he’s thankful for the life he has as it is.’
“right, he literally refers to being out of the spotlight.”
MailOnline has reached out to Justin’s representative for comment.
Selena and Justin dated on and off for eight years, calling it quits for the last time in 2018. Two months later, Justin proposed to Hailey, who he first dated for about a month in 2015.
Fans have long pitted the women against each other and they have been accused of subtly throwing shade at each other.
To dig? Fans assumed Selena was the butt of the prank when Justin handed out souvenirs saying, “I’m so thankful I didn’t get what I thought I wanted”
Divided: While Justin didn’t elaborate on the meaning behind the gift, many fans were quick to assume it was a dig at his ex and branded the singer “petty”
Shortly after Justin was accused of throwing shade, Selena appeared to elaborate on the drama as she took to TikTok to call on people to “be nice” and insist that she “wants only the good for everyone.”
Underneath a video of herself doing a makeup tutorial, she wrote, “Thank you and love you all so much. I am deeply grateful to each of you people. You make me incredibly happy.’
A second comment read: “Please, be kinder and consider the sanity of others. My heart has been heavy and I only want the good for everyone. All my Love.’
The drama started after footage surfaced of Hailey making fun of Taylor Swift during the time she co-hosted the show Drop The Mic.
Selena fanned the flames and commented on the video, “I’m sorry, my best friend is and will always be one of the best in the game.”
‘My heart has been heavy’: Shortly after Justin was accused of throwing shade, Selena appeared to address the drama as she took to TikTok to urge people to ‘be nice’
‘Consider the mental health of others’: Selena insisted she ‘wants only the good for everyone’
Subsequently, internet users started calling Hailey a “mean girl” as she also previously shared a TikTok video of herself with Kendall Jenner and Justine Skye, lip syncing to an audio that said, “I’m not saying she deserves it, but I I say God’s timing is always right.”
TikTok commenters took the now-deleted clip to correlate with the body shaming and hate Selena had been receiving lately.
Hailey’s close friend Kylie Jenner has also been the subject of scrutiny lately after she shared a post on Instagram in which she seemingly made fun of Selena.
Selena had shared a video on social media revealing that she had laminated her brows “too much,” and hours later, Hailey and Kylie shared a screenshot of them showing off their brows in a video call.
Kylie and Selena were quick to respond to the hate, leaving comments to stop the rumors and insist there was no beef.
Making the case: Fans accused Hailey and Kylie Jenner of making fun of Selena’s laminated eyebrows when she shared a screenshot of her and Hailey’s eyebrows
Clearing the air: Kylie insisted that people “make something out of nothing” while clearing the air with Selena
Still, fans weren’t convinced around this time time Selena surpassed Kylie as the most followed woman on Instagram.
Selena took to TikTok Live on Thursday to reveal that she took a sabbatical from the internet and temporarily deactivated her TikTok account for a short time. Both her TikTok and Instagram are currently active.
She said: ‘I’m taking a step back from social media because this is kind of silly and I’m 30. I’m too old for this.
“But I love you so much and I will see you sooner rather than later. I’ll just have to take a break from everything.”