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Remember When Selena Gomez Shut Down Rumors Of Hailey Bieber Drama? Well…

And to think, this was all started by some eyebrows. If you aren’t caught up in the latest celebrity drama — this time, involving Selena Gomez, Kylie Jenner, and Hailey Bieber — then let me fill you in. On Feb. 23, Gomez posted a TikTok story of herself where she mentions that she might’ve “laminated her brows too much.” Not long after Gomez’s story, Jenner took to her Instagram story with a close-up of her face. Right above her eyebrows, Jenner included the caption, “This was an accident?” But it doesn’t end there. Jenner later posted a picture of her and BFF Biebers’ brows, offering no explanation as to why she included that on her story. 

While Gomez and Jenner both addressed rumors of drama, stating that these speculations are “silly” and “making something out of nothing,” fans are still skeptical — especially after learning the latest installment. It’s no secret that Gomez is close with Taylor Swift, who she regards as one of her “only friends in the music industry,” as stated in a 2022 Rolling Stone interview. The plot of the Gomez-Jenner-Bieber story thickened after Gomez defended Swift in the comments of a TikTok posted on Feb. 23. The TikTok captured an uncomfortable moment from a 2017 episode of Drop the Mic, which Bieber was a guest on. When Swift’s name was mentioned on the show, Bieber imitated gagging, a gesture that generated a loud reaction from the audience. Although this episode dropped six years ago, people won’t forget how Bieber threw shots at Swift. Gomez included. 

A loyal friend and fierce defender of Swift, Gomez commented, “So sorry, my best friend is and continues to be one of the best in the game.” This comment currently holds more than 140,000 likes and over 5,000 replies. 
So what’s the consensus: Is there tea or no tea between Gomez, Jenner, and Bieber? Was Jenner’s Instagram post targeting the 30-year-old singer and actress, or can fans chalk it all up to mere coincidence? Gomez urges fans not to look too deeply into it. On TikTok Live, Gomez declared that she’ll be taking a break from social media in response to these accusations. I agree that taking a break is the best plan of action — people on Twitter and TikTok are blowing this theoretical feud out of proportion. Everything will fizzle out eventually.

Jill Schuck

Trinity '23

Jill Schuck is currently a senior at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. There, she majors in creative writing and minors in rhetoric and media studies, with hopes of working in publishing. Aside from reading and writing, Jill enjoys traveling, practicing self-care, and spending too much money on matcha.