Justin Bieber said Selena Gomez is not âwifeyâ material, according to a largely fabricated tabloid story. The article attempts to exploit Bieberâs engagement and hurt Gomez with a comment he never actually made. Gossip Cop can bust it.
A headline in OK! Australia announces, âJustin Tells: âSelena Was Never A Wifey.’â This is an entirely fake quote. Bieber hasnât said anything about Gomez at all since popping the question to Hailey Baldwin earlier this month, much less commented that sheâs not wife material. The article itself begins with real quotations from the tribute Bieber posted on Instagram for Baldwin after their engagement.
âYou are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldnât want to spend it with anybody else,â the superstar wrote in his lengthy message. The magazine, however, seems to be twisting that remark into an explicit diss against Gomez, with whom he had an on-and-off relationship for years until they went their separate ways a few months ago. The outlet goes on to assert that while Bieber and Baldwin appear to have âgone from zero to 100 very quickly,â he has âknown for a while that the 21-year-old model was wifey material.â
The publication, without giving credit, points to Bieberâs 2016 GQ interview, in which he mused, âWhat if Hailey ends up being the girl Iâm gonna marry, right?â The tabloid seems to be suggesting that because Bieber made that two-year-old comment about Baldwin and not Gomez, his ex was never really a possible âwifeâ for him.
While this is of course a subjective interpretation, the problem is that the magazine is presenting it as a straight quote, as if it is real and factual, in its headline: âSelena was never a wifey.â Bieber has never made such a remark to GQ, and his full tribute to Baldwin, linked above, shows Gomez wasnât mentioned at all. And on top of manufacturing this statement out of thin air, Gossip Cop can also confirm the outlet is guilty of plagiarism, too.
One of the photo captions, for example, reads, ââJustin has no contact with Selena now,â a source tells. âHe seems fine with it.’â This is copied, without any attribution, from a June 13 People story, in which it was written, ââJustin has no contact with Selena now,â adds the source. âHe seems fine with it.’â (See screenshots below.) It gets worse, as some of the âsourceâ quotes in the main text, about Gomezâs supposed reaction to Bieberâs engagement, are plagiarized from HollywoodLife.
This is not an isolated incident. This same mixture of fabrication and plagiarism was also evident earlier this week when Gossip Cop busted OK! for claiming Jennifer Garner said sheâs ânot ready to divorceâ Ben Affleck. That, too, was a fake quote, and the other statements in the article were stolen from other publications, just like now. Perhaps the tabloid thinks it wonât get caught, but Gossip Cop will keep transparently exposing these lies as we come across them.
Conclusion: OK! claims Bieber said Gomez was ânever a wifey,â and points to both his recent Instagram post and, without giving the name, a 2016 GQ interview. But an examination of both texts show he did make that comment in either place, and a Google search indicates the alleged quote doesnât appear anywhere but in this tabloid. Additionally, there is clear evidence that the magazine plagiarized other quotes that appear throughout the article. As a result, Gossip Cop has concluded this story is fiction.