Francia Raísa Says Selena Gomez Fans Are Still Violently Cyberbullying Her

Actor Francia Raísa is opening up about the cyberbullying she's experienced in recent weeks.

Raísa, who famously donated a kidney to her friend Selena Gomez, said things have gotten "pretty bad" after an interview with TMZ where she changed the subject when asked about her friendship with Gomez. The two have reportedly been feuding for some time, but Raísa refused to answer any questions about their friendship status and continuously dodged the reporter's questions. Since that interview, Raísa says she's been targeted by Gomez's fans, including some seriously vile comments we won't print here.

“In no way shape or form does anyone condone bullying, especially Selena," Raísa shared with TMZ in a second interview, citing Gomez's mission to promote kindness and acceptance, even referencing her recent statement to fans in regards to the online hate Hailey Bieber has received. “So the fact that now I’m being bullied as I am is messing with me mentally. It’s not what anyone wants for someone, and [Gomez] is literally out there saying ‘Please stop.’ So I don’t understand why this is happening.” Raísa shared that she's doing her best not to read the comments and take their words to heart.

Selena Gomez and Francia Raísa, who met early on in their careers and were close for over a decade, have gone through some rocky patches in the past, including their most recent alleged feud. It all started when Gomez said her "only friend in the industry" was her longtime bestie Taylor Swift, which made Raísa feel snubbed. "Interesting," the How I Met Your Father star wrote in a now-deleted comment. Later, Gomez responded to the situation in a TikTok comment, saying, "Sorry I didn't mention every person I know." Raísa also unfollowed Gomez on social media.

Regardless of a potential rift between the two stars, it's never OK to threaten a celebrity over real or imagined drama. They're people, too, and deserve respect; what Raísa is experiencing shouldn't happen to anyone, ever.

“I'm very happy. I'm living my life,” Raísa told TMZ. "I'm sending love to everyone. I understand. I've been a hardcore fan of people growing up myself. I totally, totally, totally get it, but it's not nice. I would say, not just with me, but with anyone, please stop."

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