They chanted her name throughout their red carpet walk and even as the couple posed for pictures. Talk about awkward moments on the red carpet.
Gomez and Bieber were once the celebrity “It” couple, and their relationship garnered millions of fans over the years. However, their on-again-off-again relationship ended for good all the way back in 2018, and the pair have since moved on in their individual lives.
Gomez has been in other relationships but is currently single and has kept herself busy with her music and TV shows while Bieber found love again, as he married Hailey Baldwin and has also been working hard on his career.
Their breakup and Bieber’s subsequent marriage did not go down well with fans who have since retorted to bullying Bieber and Baldwin on every occasion. The latest of these were the chants and taunts thrown at the lovers during the Met Gala red carpet.
Below is all the tea that went down that night.
What Happened At The Met Gala?
The Met Gala was held in New York on September 13, and tons of celebrities were in attendance for the prestigious charity event.
Bieber and Baldwin were also in attendance and arrived looking absolutely gorgeous together. Unfortunately, fans of Gomez (who skipped the event,) were around to make sure the couple felt and were affected by her presence.
As the pair made their way on the red carpet, several overzealous fans shouted Gomez’s name in a video that later went viral.
They continued to chant her name and taunt Baldwin even while she and her husband were getting photos taken of them.
At a point in the video, Baldwin appeared to be upset with Bieber comforting and holding her.
A video of the moment was also posted on TikTok with the caption “Selena Gomez fans camped outside of the met trying to ruin Justin and Hailey’s red carpet moment.” Written on the video.
Baldwin reposted this video and captioned it, “DISGUSTING.”
Previous Encounters With Toxic Fans
In an Instagram Live in December 2020, Bieber was forced to speak up about the situation and stick up for Baldwin and Gomez after a fan made a particularly troubling remark in a video.
The fan urged people to flood the Live session with “Jelena” comments and said, “We need to f**king bombard that s**t with Jelena and how Selena is better. Go after, please, let’s all go after her.”
In his response the “Peaches” singer called the fans comments “unhealthy and sad” and later wrote on his Instagram story where he said;
“This sad excuse of a human just encouraged people on video to literally go after my wife telling people to say that my previous relationship was better so on and so forth. I just wanted to share this so that people get an idea of what we face day to day.”
He also wrote about how difficult it is to be a better person and choose the high road when he encounters people like the fans who have chosen to bully his wife, the person he loves most.
Why Selena Gomez Skipped The Gala
While fans do not know for certain why Gomez was not in attendance at the just held Met Gala, there are few guesses that the singer has provided as to why.
She spent part of the week of the event in New York City but was photographed at JFK airport when she returned to Los Angeles on Thursday. Her makeup artist, Hung Vanngo also confirmed that she would not attend a few days before the event.
In another post on a friend’s Instagram, she was seen playing a game of laser tag. She finally posted a photo of herself relaxing and hanging out with friends after the Met Gala red carpet had kicked off.
She captioned the photo, “girls want girls.”
From those posts, many of her fans surmised that Gomez just wanted the time to herself and her friends to relax and have fun. Her last appearance at the Met Gala was in 2018.
Bieber’s Relationship With Baldwin & Gomez
Bieber and Gomez had a long, complicated relationship that had a lot of media attention.
The relationship was troubled, according to statements made by both parties after it ended, with a lot of anger, toxicity, and emotional abuse. Then the on and off romance finally came to an end in 2018 and the two moved on.
Bieber began dating Baldwin in 2018 and the pair got engaged in the Bahamas in July, a few months after becoming official.
They went on to quietly marry at a Manhattan courthouse in September of that same year and celebrated their vows a year later with a big wedding ceremony in South Carolina.
It is obvious from the events at the Met Gala red carpet that although Gomez and Bieber have long moved on from their relationship, fans of the two are yet to accept it.
It is the hope of all those involved in the situation that they allow them to live their happy lives in peace.