The photos were the same images published after Bieber’s 2015 Bora Bora trip, according to multiple users who screen-grabbed the posts, and appears to be the work of a hacker. Billboard has reached out to Gomez’s reps for comment.
Gomez was previously the most-followed user on Instagram, second only to the official Instagram account with 125 million followers, according to a March 2017 ranking by Socialblade.
Fans and members of Gomez’s team took to Twitter with updates on the situation:
— Santiago(@SanttJoaoGrant) August 28, 2017
We deactivated with Instagram to ensure it’s secure before relaunching! Hang tight.
— Kirsten (@KirstenS) August 28, 2017
— moonlianag (@moonlianag) August 28, 2017
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.