Between Sofia Richie, 17, his rumored new girlfriend, and his fans, Justin Bieber chose Richie’s side. On Aug 14, Bieber threatened to make his Instagram private if fans kept *dissing his rumored new girlfriend. His words were slammed by many Instagram users including his ex, Selena Gomez. “If you can’t handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend,” Gomez commented. “Don’t be mad at your fans. They love you and supported you before anyone ever did.” But her words of wisdom have *provoked Bieber. “It’s funny to see people that used me for attention and still try to point the finger this way. Sad. All love,” he replied. Bieber deleted his Instagram account on Aug 15.