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Threats follow cuddles in budding Justin Bieber-Selena Gomez romance

January 3, 2011

bieberThey said they were just friends and laughed off the photos a few weeks ago that suggested there might be a teen romance budding.

But  Justin Bieber broke the hearts of millions of his young fans when photos surfaced on Monday of the 16 year-old singer canoodling (bare-chested)  with Disney star Selena Gomez, 18,  (wearing a bikini) on a yacht in the Caribbean over the New Year.

Just to set the record straight, the pictures that we saw from paparazzi photo agency site Bauer Griffin didn’t actually show the kids kissing.  But they sure were up close and personal.

Nothing alarming there, you might think. Unless it’s the still boyish frame of the young Canadian crooner.

But the pictures were enough to set off a torrent of nasty Twitter messages aimed at Gomez from Bieber’s young (ish) fans, including a number of death threats to the young star of Disney’s “Wizards of Waverly Place”.

“roses are red, violets are blue, @selenagomez if you’ll break @justinbieber’s heart I’m gonna kill you”, and  “@selenagomez stay away from selenagomezJustin pedophile, retard wait i’m gonna kill ya in the night underneath your smelly bed,” were just a couple of the over-the-top reactions.

Americans were quick to note that any sexual relationship between Bieber at 16, and “older woman” Gomez would amount to statutory rape under U.S. law as Bieber is well below the age of consent.

Not that he’s likely to be pressing charges, given his obvious enthusiasm for Gomez in the pictures.

But when did fans get so vicious, and so possessive of their stars?

And why is it that the girl is getting the brunt of the criticism with no threatening Tweets to Bieber for stealing the affections of Gomez?

Comments

Bieber likes older women. Get over it young ladies. This is a right of passage for a young man that’s as old as time. Your tweet reactions have sent the paparazzi into a feeding frenzy.

Posted by DisgustedReader | Report as abusive
 

Well Biever doen’t get any treats because Selena dumped a god who’s now angry at her and wants revenge. Plus for the guy’s she’s just another ‘coinpurse’ if you catch my drift.

Posted by royerdelisle | Report as abusive
 

i think its dumb you should leave them alone let them live their personial lives you dont need to get in it

Posted by doraboots | Report as abusive
 

You guys should stop being so over reacting about this! If you wanna hate than go to Iraq cuz thats a place for hate! you guys shouldnt be judging over someone elses personal life. And stop sending death threats to Selena what did she ever do to you??? If their not in love so what. If they are BACK-OFF and be happy for them! Gosh you guys are making such a big deal out of this! Who cares if JB like older women?? Does it matter to everyone that they are together???? Its either STOP hating, Stop sending death threats(she didnt do ANYTHING), or be HAPPY. Its their choice not yours! If you dont have anything good to say don t say anything at ALL

Posted by binks323 | Report as abusive
 

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