Selena Gomez's mom responds to fan who asks why she doesn't defend her daughter

Mandy Teefey and Selena Gomez attend the L.A. premiere of 13 Reasons Why, March 2017. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)

Selena Gomez‘s mom, Mandy Teefey, has her daughter’s back — but that doesn’t mean you will hear about it all the time.

Teefey was recently questioned about not publicly supporting her daughter enough by an online commenter. “What do u think of the hate Selena is always getting? Why don’t you defend her,” a fan asked the producer on Instagram. Gomez’s mom responded, “Hate isn’t worth attention. I protect everyone I love, but hate is ignorance, and I would live in a world of hate if I sat online fighting ignorance.”

Teefey posted a cryptic message on Instagram, turning off the comments section saying it was turning into a “hate festival.”

Last week, Teefey shared an adorable old video of Selena.

Hopefully the 25-year-old singer and her mother are on good terms behind closed doors. It was rocky there for a bit when Gomez was back with Justin Bieber.

“It’s more complicated than just fighting over a guy,” a source told People in December of their estrangement. “Mandy and Selena have had their ups and down before. This isn’t the first time. … When they fight, they fight hard. But when they love, they also love hard.”

Added another insider, “Selena’s mom is still not happy about Justin. It’s definitely causing some family conflicts. It’s been hard on Selena. She really believes Justin has changed and wishes her family would trust her.”

When Jelena split in March, her family’s disapproval was said to be partially to blame, according to multiple reports. Bieber is a non-issue now that he’s popped the question to Hailey Baldwin. A source told Yahoo Entertainment last week that Gomez was “fine” after the engagement news broke.

“She’s in a great place right now and has a lot of exciting things coming up,” a source said.

A source close to the singer added, “I mean, everyone thinks it’s quick, but she’s fine. They haven’t spoken in a long time and it’s all good.”

The 13 Reasons Why producer has been working and spending time with friends in New York in the wake of the news. And maybe leaning on her mom too?

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