By: Julia Brucculieri
On Tuesday, the world woke up to find that Justin Bieber had deleted his Instagram account, following all the drama that unfolded on the weekend.
It all started when the Biebs shared pictures of himself and his rumored new girlfriend, Sofia Richie, on the photo-sharing app. After seeing the photos, the Beliebers of the world unleashed a barrage of hate on both Richie and the "Purpose" singer, accusing him of choosing a girl over his loyal followers. As a result, Bieber threatened to make his account private, and lo and behold: he took things a step further by seemingly deactivating his account.
It wasn't long before the Twitterverse responded to the news, inviting everyone to the #JustinDeactivatedParty. Here are some of the funniest reactions we saw online:
At one point, it looked like even Kylie Jenner got in on the action, blessing the world with this hilarious tweet. Unfortunately, she confirmed it was fake. (Kudos to the person who really did write it, though.)
By Tuesday afternoon, a new account with Bieber's name popped up on Instagram, complete with blue verified checkmark. It's private, and it's unclear if the account is affiliated with the pop star — but if we've learned anything about Bieber through the years, we'll bet it's only a matter of time before he's back.