Why Selena Gomez And The Weeknd’s First Selfie Is Causing Controversy

The couple have gone Instagram official, but the response hasn't been particularly pleasant...

The most elusive celebrity couple of the moment have finally gone Insta-offish! About time and all that.

We’re, of course, referring to The Weeknd and Selena Gomez, who have kept the public on their toes throughout their four-month romance.

The pair – who have only been spotted out in public a handful of times – have also kept pretty quiet on social media, only making a few references to each other.

For example, this cryptic post…

But they’ve now have taken a massive step, with The Weeknd taking to his Instagram to share his first snap of himself and Selena.

Left captionless, the 27-year-old let the romantic image do all the talking. And it’s already racked up an incredible 1m likes.

See: Selena Gomez Made Things Insta-Official With The Weekend… Then, Deleted The Post

Yup, turns out a picture really does speak a thousand words… how cute are these two?!

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Plenty of fans have replied with sweet thoughts, with messages including: ‘You’re sooooo cute,’ and: ‘Love you both together.’

But while we’re loving seeing Selena and The Weeknd – real name Abel Tesfaye – looking so smitten, others have made some unnecessary comments. *Sigh*.

Unfairly, some referred to Selena’s ex Justin Bieber, urging her to get back with the Canadian singer while slamming her current romance.

See: Selena Gomez Reacts To A Joke About Justin Bieber And The Weeknd

Like, c’mon, can’t a girl live?

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Selena, 24, has been open about her experiences with online trolls in the past.

In a recent interview for The New York Times, she admitted that she often un-downloads the Instagram app from her phone in order to get a break from the negativity.

We think it’s rubbish that she may have had to do this again. But we’re so glad she’s found a way to deal with the nastiness.

So anyway, guys… should we buy a hat?!

Alice Perry