Is it too late now to say sorry?
Although the exact nature of Bieber and Richie’s relationship is uncertain, fans have speculated and badgered until Beiber finally responded, writing: “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.”
Beiber certainly isn’t the first celebrity to feel the white-hot fury of the social media fire—and his trials seem tame compared to what Leslie Jones went through this spring before she left Twitter. We take a look at the celebrities who’ve left social media over the last few years.
Also, check out all the times Justin Bieber taunted Selena Gomez on social media to get attention.