Justin Bieber quits Instagram.

Why is this news? We are in the Social media era. Life is reflected through the lenses Facebook, Twitter and Instagram amongst other platforms. Social Media, like every tool, can be used for the good, the bad and the ugly. Justin has used it for many good, now the ugly and bad bits, he thought were getting out of hand. And he has decided to quit. I have been on the receiving end of abuse as a blogger. One must develop a thick skin to be able to handle anonymous haters, if you can’t , another option is always available – that is to quit and this is what Justin has done  (for now, I hasten to add. I believe he will return). – JIDE SALU

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Justin Bieber appears to have followed through on his threat and vanished from Instagram, potentially leaving thousands of Beliebers bereft.

It all started when Bieber posted some photos on Instagram of himself and his latest gal pal, Sofia Richie.
Richie, who is a 17-year-old model as well as the daughter of singer/songwriter Lionel Richie, has been seen out and about with Bieber in recent weeks.
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The Instagram photos did not go over well with some of Bieber’s followers, apparently, because they had plenty to say about it — most of which was not nice.
Well, the singer did not take kindly to the comments. He threatened to block access to his social media accounts, which for Beliebers, could be the equivalent of cutting off their oxygen supply.
“I’m gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don’t stop the hate,” the 22-year-old pop star wrote in a caption of a black and white photo of himself and Richie. “This is getting out of hand, if you guys are really fans you wouldn’t be so mean to people that I like.”
Apparently the hate continued — the superstar singer’s account pointed to an error page early Tuesday: “Sorry, this page isn’t available. The link you followed may be broken, or the page may have been removed. Go back to Instagram.”
The social media schooling had turned serious after Bieber’s ex, singer Selena Gomez, weighed in on the drama. “If you can’t handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol – it should be special between you two only,” Gomez wrote on Instagram.justin-bieber-sophie-richie-instagram-jide-salu
“Don’t be mad at your fans,” Gomez added. “They love you.”
Bieber clapped back by commenting, “It’s funny to see people that used me for attention and still try to point the finger this way. Sad. All love.”
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