Oops! Bieber not back on Instagram after a 2-week break

Published On: August 30, 2016 02:21 PM NPT By: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, Aug 30: False alarm! Justin Bieber hasn't actually returned to Instagram.

Bieber's account briefly returned to public view Monday for his nearly 78 million Instagram followers with week-old pictures and videos of Bieber introducing his new dog, Todd.

However, the pop star later turned it off again and said on Twitter , "it was an accident."

Bieber left Instagram two weeks ago amid criticism of pictures of him and Lionel Richie's daughter Sofia from fans of Bieber's ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez.

Before his account disappeared, he responded to the negativity by writing, "I'm gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don't stop the hate this is getting out of hand, if you guys are really fans you wouldn't be so mean to people that I like."

Bieber's return was celebrated Monday on Twitter with #JustinReactivatedParty. It followed the #JustinDeactivatedParty trend that popped up when he left Instagram.

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