Selena Gomez threatened by Beiber fans

The Disney actress and singer has been strongly rumoured to be dating teen heartthrob Justin after they were pictured together on a tourbus in Florida last month and, more recently, in the Caribbean.

One picture showed what appeared to be Selena, 18, wrapped in a towel with Justin, 16, kissing her on the cheek.

Angry fans of 'Baby' singer Justin have taken to twitter to threaten his rumoured girlfriend.

It is not known at present if Selena has sought any protection from the threats or if she has sought to get the people responsible for the tweets banned from the social networking site. She and Justin have also previously denied they are in a relationship together.

Last year reality TV star Kim Kardashian was also subjected to a similar negative backlash after she posed for racy photos with Justin.