Hailey Bieber on Being Compared to Selena Gomez and Other Fan Issues

Fans sometimes compare Hailey Bieber to Selena Gomez. These sorts of comparisons perhaps aren’t fair. However, they’re also inevitable. After all, the two of them both dated Justin Bieber.

Fans have been wondering how Hailey feels about the comparisons between her and Gomez. Their questions have now been answered. Hailey got very candid on social media about her feelings on the way people compare her to Gomez and her husband’s other previous beaus.

Justin Bieber with his arm around Hailey Bieber | Jean Baptiste Lacroix/FilmMagic

How Hailey Bieber feels about fans who compare her to other women

The comparisons between Hailey and Gomez – as well as the other women her husband dated – are harmful to Hailey’s self-esteem. According to Elle, she admitted on Facebook Watch, “Justin knows that I’ve had a really, really hard go, and a really hard time with a lot of the things people say and a lot of the ways that I feel like people have made comparisons and just put me in a position where they’ve made me really feel like less of a woman.” She said sometimes people go out of their way to make others feel bad about themselves to compensate for their own hardships.

In her own way, Hailey finds this knowledge therapeutic. She said knowing her online tormentors are probably hurting helps her deal with online hate. She’s also made peace with the criticism she receives. Yahoo! quotes her as saying “I think I’ve gotten to a point where people are gonna say what they’re gonna say…people think they know what happened in his life and his relationships and they think they know what happened between us and our relationship and how we got here and there’s no possible way they could.”

Hailey Bieber on invasions of privacy and falsehoods about her

Hailey recalled how she used to have a certain level of privacy in her life. Her marriage changed that. However, she’s tried to find a balance between isolating herself and living in the public eye. She’s said finding this balance has been a struggle.

Hailey has seen falsehoods about her gain traction but she doesn’t try to debunk them. She feels her personal life is her business. In addition, Hailey isn’t concerned with correcting anyone’s false ideas about her.

Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber next to the YouTube Originals logo | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

The reality of the Biebers’ marriage

Sometimes, people use their social media accounts to be vulnerable. Other times, they use them to be assertive and empower themselves. Hailey’s post about how fans treat her was both vulnerable and assertive. She owned up about her feelings on issues surrounding her marriage while also saying she’s able to shrug off some of the issues she encounters online. Some fans felt her words made her seem both human and not overly sensitive.

Ultimately, Hailey ended her comments with an affirmation of her marriage. According to Cosmopolitan, she said “[T]he reality is that we wake up next to each other happy every day. All y’all haters can keep trying, but we’re chilling. What a perfect kiss-off! Although Hailey has dealt with some fan criticism due to her marriage, it doesn’t seem to have affected her love for her husband.

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