The 21-year-old pop star took to Instagram on Saturday to call out one of her followers who posted a nasty comment on the photo-sharing site. The comment, which has since been deleted along with the user’s original account, reportedly said that the former Disney darling should “burn in hell with cancer”—and when Gomez took notice of the cruel remark, she simply couldn’t remain quiet.
Justin Bieber‘s on-again-off-again gal proceeded to leave a lengthy message on one of the user’s photos before snapping a screengrab of the social media exchange, which she proceeded to share with her nearly 11 million Instagram followers (talk about a little public shaming).
“The comment you left about cancer was absurd. How distasteful of a young woman,” Gomez wrote. “I have gone through that battle with fans and family members. You can dislike someone but to wish something that could happen to you or your family is uncalled for sweetheart.”
“You won’t be winning ‘anyone’s’ heart that way,” she continued. “Trust me. Educate yourself a tad more. God bless love. Be an amazing woman. You’re beautiful.”
The screengrab was accompanied with a caption which read, “Honestly, I don’t speak up much because it’s simply *always* taken out of context. But I don’t take bullying well. I have seen too much to not say anything.”
This isn’t the first time the brunette beauty has called out a bullying fan on Instagram. Back in December, the erstwhile Wizards of Wizardly place star sounded off after she caught one of her followers mistreating a fan who was struggling with cutting.
And just like she did over the weekend, Gomez went on to screenshot one of her comments to the bully and post the image on her own photo-sharing page.
“This is ridiculous. @selinagomesfan my fans don’t do this to others. That’s not what I stand for so you can gladly stop being a fan of me,” she wrote. “I only encourage love, confidence, kindness.”
“My love, @keylimegomez you are gorgeous just the way you are. Don’t ever attempt that s–t again. Ok? I love you too much for you to be doing that,” the former Wizards of Waverly Place star continued. “PS. To all of my fans, don’t ever think this is fun to get attention. It’s just wrong. I love you all just the way you are.”
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