- Hailey Bieber (neé Baldwin) filmed a live video of husband Justin Bieber hanging out in their kitchen.
- During the Instagram Live video, the “Sorry” singer tried to grab a banana off of his counter.
- While doing so, he mimicked a recent video that showed Taylor Swift struggling to get a banana after having Lasik surgery.
- The clip came three months after the “Shake It Off” singer said Bieber and his manager, Scooter Braun, have been “bullying” her for years.
- Fans weren’t happy about Bieber seemingly mocking Swift, but others jumped to his defence.
- Some fans criticised Hailey for her involvement, and the model responded to the backlash on Twitter.
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Hailey Bieber (neé Baldwin) filmed her husband on Sunday for a live Instagram video. During the livestream, the “Sorry” singer goofed off in his kitchen, and at one point tried grabbing a banana from a bunch on the counter.
“It’s not the banana I wanted! It’s not the right banana. It has no head,” he shouted, imitating a recent video of Swift struggling to grab a banana after having Lasik surgery.
— Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNZ) October 7, 2019
Hailey, who was behind the camera, laughed at Bieber’s imitation and said, “That was so funny.”
Swift’s mum shared the original video with Jimmy Fallon, who showed the clip during the “Lover” singer’s appearance on Thursday’s episode of NBC’s “The Tonight Show.”
“I can’t even be mad. I’m just impressed that you infiltrated my family,” Swift told Fallon. “I don’t even know how you did that! Nobody has my mum’s number.”
Fans weren’t impressed with Bieber’s impression of the 10-time Grammy winner, and accused him of copying the songstress for “relevance.”
Justin and Hailey just mad that Taylor’s video of the banana got more attention than their lame ass wedding pic.twitter.com/93bPH1jCHm
— Taylor Swift Facts (@teaandfacts123) October 7, 2019
justin using taylor for relevance again pic.twitter.com/bU5CwCifrq
— giovanna (@thislovve) October 7, 2019
— Eric Jones (@SwiftNWineTime) October 7, 2019
Literally no fucking one:
Justin: taylor this taylor that taylor taylor taylor
Also justin: taylor holds so much grudge she needs to move on ugh https://t.co/Ss8ZM9Xcr3
— ????????????????⁷ ???????? (@dbatcjm) October 7, 2019
Other fans jumped to Bieber’s defence, saying he was just “joking” and that the backlash was “ridiculous.”
justin and hailey were JOKING about the taylor video,,, it was FUNNY, they laughed at it like the rest of y’all. it takes justins ass exactly .2 secs to get over a drama believe me despite what y’all think he has no beef with your fav nor does he care. get tf over it
— leena (@rickkrauhl) October 7, 2019
justin literally just quoted something taylor said in a video that was supposed to be funny and suddenly he’s a bully and is making fun of her ?? make it make sense
— ????. (@radiativejustin) October 7, 2019
Im a Taylor swift HUGE fan. That means I don’t support Justin. But for me. This is ridiculous. Tbh WE ALL made fun of this. Soooo, i don’t get why everyone is so mad at this. @taylorswift @justinbieber https://t.co/5Fc2ds76IT
— Lhya AP ???? [Huge Taylor Swift Fan] (@cornelhyastreet) October 7, 2019
Some fans directed their attention toward Hailey’s involvement in the video.
One twitter user shared a video of someone telling the model to “shut up,” and captioned it, “if i could emphasise a video 1000x over i would xx @haileybieber.”
Hailey, who was tagged in the video post, responded to the fan in a series of tweets.
“I never knew I could make somebody so upset.. truly I’m so sorry you’re THIS upset?! Lord have mercy I hope I’m never this upset about someone I don’t know!!” she wrote.
Hailey went on to say that she thinks it’s “awesome how passionate” the fan is about Swift, but that hating her is just going to “make you miserable.”
The livestream came three months after Swift accused Bieber, along with his manager Scooter Braun and another one of Braun’s clients, Kanye West, of “incessant, manipulative bullying” in a heated Tumblr post.
Her claim was made in response to Braun’s acquisition of the master recordings from her first six albums. He gained control of the catalogue through his purchase of Swift’s former label, Big Machine Records.
Bieber apologised at the time, writing, “I’m sure Scooter and i would love to talk to you and resolve any conflict, pain or or any feelings that need to be addressed. Neither scooter or i have anything negative to say about you we truly want the best for you.”
However, Bieber also criticised Swift in the post.
“What were you trying to accomplish by posting that blog? seems to me like it was to get sympathy u also knew that in posting that your fans would go and bully scooter,” he wrote.
Representatives for Swift, Bieber, and Hailey didn’t immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.
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