8/14/2016 5:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Selena Gomez just owned Justin Bieber so hard … mocking his “call to arms” against his fans.
The Biebs posted a pic of him and 17-year-old Sophia Richie over the weekend … threatening to make his Instagram page private if ‘Beliebers’ continued their attack over his rumored fling.
Gomez insinuated herself in the drama, posting this gem … “If you can’t handle the hate, then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol -it should be special between you two only.”
She ended with sage words of advice … “Don’t be mad at your fans. They love you.”
Selena deleted the post — an old trick — knowing it would be seized and emblazoned on the Internet forever.