A picture of them kissing has sparked a hate campaign on Twitter

Poor Selena
Gomez
has received a number of death threats after pictures of her kissing teen star Justin Bieber surfaced online.

‘Roses are red, violets are blue, @selenagomez if you’ll break @justinbieber’s heart I’m gonna kill you,’ reads one Twitter post from a jealous fan of 16-year-old hearthrob Justin.

‘I’ll kill you I swear on GOD!!!’ reads another hostile message to the 18-year-old Disney actress.

While a third threatens: ‘If you are Girlfriend of Justin I will Kill you I HATE YOU :@ !!!’

The young stars have remained coy about rumours of romance for months, but the new pictures of them holidaying on the Caribbean island of St Lucia appear to confirm a secret relationship.

But Selena‘s supporters have also taken to Twitter to show their love for her and their anger at the threats.

‘Omg some of the things ‘Beliebers’ have been saying to poor @selenagomez are awful, it makes me wanna cry,’ one fan posts. 

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