Selena Gomez Is “Sad” and Misses Justin Bieber, Declares Same Site That Says She’s “Happy” and Not Missing Justin Bieber
HollywoodLife is ending 2014 in typical train wreck fashion. In the months since Selena Gomez exposed the webloid for its lies about her, HollywoodLife has gone berserk, punishing the singer-actress with an endless series of sneering, contradictory stories about her status with ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber. Gossip Cop has documented the webloid’s descent into madness, and dozens of examples can be found in our archives. But two HollywoodLife posts from the year’s final day show just how hard HollywoodLife is trying to make scandal out of nothing.
At 1:41 a.m. on Wednesday, the site posted this headline: “Selena Gomez ‘Grateful’ To Start 2015 — Putting Justin Bieber Behind Her?” The story was built around an Instagram picture of Gomez and pal Shay Mitchell looking happy while in Dubai. See the picture below.
“Selena is ending her 2014 right! She spent quality time at home with her family in Texas for Christmas before jet setting to Dubai to celebrate the New Year with her friends,” wrote HollywoodLife. The site continued, “The singer has been actively posting pics of her time in Dubai, and on Dec. 30, she posted a sexy pouty pic with Shay with a heartfelt message. ‘We love Dubai☺️ beyond grateful for a great crew to ring in the new year.'”
The site went on to say, “We love that Selena seems so happy, and not down in the dumps about the Biebs! We know her good spirits will carry with her through the New Year and she will shed no more tears over Justin in 2015!” That’s what HollywoodLife said at 1:41 a.m. on Wednesday.
Here’s what HollywoodLife said at 9:20 a.m. on Wednesday: “Selena Gomez Posts Sad, Lonely Pic — Missing Justin Bieber On NYE?” Wait… what? Oh, it seems Gomez posted a picture of herself looking out of from a window. That’s literally all she did. And HollywoodLife, less than eight hours after saying Gomez was fine and happy and had moved on from Bieber, said the EXACT OPPOSITE. It’s almost as if HollywoodLife has no clue!
“Selena’s pic is gorgeous but she looks lonely if you ask us!” shrieks HollywoodLife, unaware that no one asked. “She posted the pic along with a Bible verse from Philippians 3:14, which reads: ‘I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.’ We love how spiritual she is but could some of her loneliness have anything to do with Justin spending his New Year’s Eve in Turks & Caicos with Hailey Baldwin?”
Or maybe she just took a picture? Maybe these pictures are just… pictures? Maybe it’s creepy and sexist of HollywoodLife to assume that literally EVERY SINGLE THING a woman does has to be about a man? If Selena Gomez posed with a smile and a giant ice cream sundae, HollywoodLife would use it to say she’s “taunting” Bieber. She’s never allowed to just exist. She has to be judged. And Bieber is never allowed to just exist, either. HollywoodLife treats every word either of them utters, every photo they take, every action they make, as some kind of salacious or emotional news. Here’s hoping HollywoodLife learns what journalism is in 2015.