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Justin Bieber posts pics with Lionel Richie's daughter, fans turn on him

Fox411: Former lovebirds Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez can't seem to let it go

 

Justin Bieber is threatening to go private on Instagram after getting negative comments from fans of ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez on pictures he posted alongside Sofia Richie.

Richie is the daughter of singer Lionel Richie and the sister of former reality star Nicole Richie.

Bieber posted several pictures of him and Richie over the weekend. One included the caption, "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."

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The caption sparked more criticism from some, reportedly including Gomez herself. Others commenters defend Bieber.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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