Never Mind: Justin Bieber's Return to Instagram Was Just an Accident

We'll miss you, Todd.

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Update: I don't know how you un-delete your Instagram by mistake, but if anyone can do it, it's Justin Bieber. Because that is actually what he did.

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Original story: Deciding that his followers had had enough punishment, AKA time spent away from him, famous youth Justin Bieber reactivated his Instagram account early Monday. Oh, look—Todd the dog's back.

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After making good on his threat to leave the social media site (opens in new tab) over fan hate toward rumored girlfriend Sofia Richie—but not before engaging ex Selena Gomez in an all-out fight (opens in new tab) the likes of which you see in YouTube comments sections—the Biebs quietly returned. No new content. Just a man, his dog, and tens of thousands of "ILYSM/WELCOME BACK/WE MISSED YOU"-type missives.

So you can see why he did it, no?

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Chelsea Peng
Chelsea Peng

Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.