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Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are social media's 'first couple'

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber in happier times.
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber in happier times.
Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images

There are no two celebrities whose social media presence is more pronounced than Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. Their tumultuous on-again, off-again relationship has played out on Twitter, but Instagram is their latest social media of choice. Yesterday's Hollywood Life reported on the rumors and speculation going on after Gomez reportedly unfriended everyone on Instagram, including Justin Bieber. Fans wonder if this a sign the relationship has finally, truly ended.

Interestingly, Gomez also included her long-time best friend, Taylor Swift, in her mass cleaning-out of her Instagram contacts. She also cut out the famous sisters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner. Some rumors of Bieber's involvement with Kylie are out there, which bring a whole other interesting range of possibilities for next season's "Keeping Up With The Kardashians."

The Bieb's latest social media mess is also related to a post he made on Instagram. It appears that the pop star didn't know the difference between a Japanese war memorial and a shrine. He offended a multitude of people when he posted a photo taken at Yasakuni Shrine which actually memorializes the Japanese who died during the war, even those who committed atrocities. He removed the photo after he was made aware of the purpose of this shrine which he said he saw as he was driving by and wanted to stop.

On a slightly more entertaining note, who is the unnamed friend in the photo that was hastily removed? It appears to be a female in a beret-type hat and coat. TMZ had the story today, and the photo is still visible on their website. The two are shown with heads bowed in prayer in front of the memorial, and Bieber captioned the photo, “Thank you for your blessings.” Whoever the girl in the Instagram photo happens to be, it is certain that she is not on Selena Gomez’s Instagram friends list.