Justin Bieber on Thursday shared a brief glance of the online harassment he and wife Hailey Baldwin receive.
Taking to Instagram Stories, the "Lonely" singer discussed a recent example that involved a woman sharing a video encouraging others to "bombard" Baldwin with disparaging remarks during her upcoming livestream.
Bieber shared the video of a woman gleefully announcing, "Hailey Baldwin is doing a Live, right, where she’s talking about herself, 20 questions with Justin Bieber. This is the time where they will not be turning off comments!"
The woman asked others online to "bombard" Baldwin with messages that say "Jelena," a nickname used for former couple Bieber and Selena Gomez, and "Selena is better."
"Go after her, please, let’s all go after her," she also said in her video.
Bieber said he shared the video "so that people get an idea of what we face on a day to day." He added that, "It is extremely hard to choose the high road when I see people like this try and rally to gather people to bully the person I love the most in this world. It is not right."
In a follow up story, the Grammy-winner said, "A life where you want to make others feel small will leave you with no friends and no real JOY" and encouraged fans to "uplift and add value to people."
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Hailey later shared her thoughts on the matter.
"It has truly gotten to a level of anger and hate that is shockingly unhealthy and sad," the 24-year-old model said. "I will never condone this kind of hateful behavior."