Basically, Justin was being super obnoxious and posting lots of pictures with his new GF, Sofia Richie, all over Instagram, and his fans were NOT pleased.
Then, Justin got mad at his fans with this sassy caption:
I'm gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don't stop the hate this is getting out of hand, if you guys are really fans you wouldn't be so mean to people that I like.
At this point, Selena had just about HAD it with her ex's nutty social media behavior. So she decided to comment on his Instagram calling him out for hating on his fans. Since then, all hell has broken loose.
Good for her for calling him out like that when he was obviously being a tool, but is this dramatic public fight with your ex worth it? I don't think so.
I mean, think about all of the other things she could have been spending time and energy on today. She could have called Taylor Swift and seen what she's up to! She could have watched a show! She could have hopped on Tinder and found herself a new boy to date.
But, no, she spent her day feuding with her ex on Instagram.
And the thing is, I can't even really blame her because what happened is INEVITABLE when you're still connected to your ex on social media.
I've got to say, this whole debacle could have been avoided with one easy maneuver: Just delete your ex from social media as soon as you break up.
I get the reasoning behind not wanting to delete them. You don't want to seem pathetic or immature, or like it hurts too much to see them alive and well without you.
It's embarrassing. Nobody wants to be the weak one, the one who's not fully over it.
But staying connected to them is the surefire way to NEVER get fully over it. I mean, you're only human. How can you ever completely get over someone when you're constantly forced to see MULTIPLE pictures of them alive and well all over your phone screen every single day?
I don't care how "over" them you are. It's just an unnecessary annoyance.
Staying connected to them is the surefire way to NEVER get fully over it.
And even if your ex is a total buffoon who you continue to follow solely for the entertainment purposes, getting entertainment from him being a total freak of nature who you were crazy to have dated in the first place still, unfortunately, isn't really being "over him."
Props to Selena for calling Justin out when he was being a jerk-wad, but if you really didn't care at all about your ex or associated yourself with him in any way, shape or form, would you feel the need to call him out like that? Probably not.
I know I'm an extreme case here, but I don't even really like to follow people I still like on social media.
There's something unnatural about the whole thing that really irks me. I don't want to be obsessing over your pictures with other girls who are probably your sisters and cousins, just like I don't want you to be stressing about my stupid pictures.
Obviously, there comes a time in most relationships where it becomes inevitable and I have to suck it up and just add them (usually when they assume I'm hiding some sort of double life on my profile that I'm not letting them see). But the minute we end things, it's SAYONARA. BYE TO YOU.
Nobody needs to constantly see pictures of their ex with someone new. That's torture. Do yourself a favor by unfollowing them.
Who CARES if he takes it as a sign of you being petty and obsessed? He's an irrelevant loser. That's why you guys broke up in the first place, remember?!