In case their vacations, hand-holding, red carpet appearances, family dinners, and movie dates together didn’t clue you in to the fact that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are dating, perhaps the on-camera kiss they shared at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards will snap you out of your denial.
Biebs won Best New Artist at the ceremony, and thousands of pre-teen hearts stopped as he and Gomez stood in their chairs and smooched before he accepted the award. The kiss was chaste and quick, but it was enough to send fans into a frenzy of rage. Shall we check out some of the comments?
On YouTube, a commenter takes it upon herself to give Gomez a little learnin’. “Dear Selena you need to grow up. Stop complaining about all the hate
your getting because you put that upon yourself. You can’t expect to be
going out with Justin who has loads of teen fans and get no hate whats
so ever. You date him you get hate Deal with it. Maybe one day we will
lay off. I? do wish you the best and that the Hate will teach you a
lesson and will make you stronger.
And, lest we forget, a brief sampling from Twitter. (Usernames left out to protect the young and misguided.)
“I can’t wait till Selena starts saying “Oh my gosh. I’m getting so much hate.” Like seriously? Girl, YOU chose to kiss him.”
“@selenagomez I DARE YOU to react to the hate. You got out of your chair and kissed him KNOWING this would happen. Dumb pansy.”
“I can’t take Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez being together. The kiss sincerely killed me. wow…I didn’t think it would hurt me this bad.”
“yeah, @justinbieber just kissed @selenagomez on tv. WHY is that legal because there famous. if that was ‘regular’ people shed be in jail”