Written by Zoë Holloway, August 15, 2016

It appears that Justin Bieber and Sofia Richie are definitely dating, but the Biebs isn’t too happy about the way his fans are treating his new squeeze.

The 22-year-old singer and 17-year-old daughter of Lionel Richie were spotted holding hands in Hawaii last week, and now the inseparable pair have taken their romance to Tokyo.

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However, while the couple are happily uploading snaps to Instagram, Justin has pleaded with fans to leave Sofia alone – also threatening to tighten privacy settings on his social media:

‘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,’ he wrote.

Sofia recently disabled comments from her own Instagram after receiving a barrage of nasty posts from Beliebers, which included myriad references to Justin’s previous relationship with Selena Gomez.

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