Selena Gomez Thinks You’re Creepy

Selena Gomez, who I thought was Vanessa Hudgens until very recently, gave an interview with Business of Fashion in which she discussed how uncomfortable the attention she got from older men as a teenager made her. I wasn’t aware that Selena had even met James Woods. I seriously didn’t realize her and Vanessa Hudgens were two people, though. I just rolled them into one brunette Disney-girl blob in my mind.

Anyway, Gomez said this when asked if she found the idea of fake appealing:

I think it changed when I started getting known for things that weren’t [related to] my work. That’s when my passion started to really feel like it was going further and further away. And that scared me. When I was younger, it was all fun to me. When I did state fairs and 100 people would show up, I would be stoked. That was the best feeling in the world. But when I got older, I started to become exposed to the truth behind some stuff and that’s when it flipped a little bit. I realised that, “Oh this is actually really hard, and kind of slimy in certain areas,” and I didn’t realise that certain people wanted certain things from me. My confidence went through a lot with that.

She went on to add:

I remember just feeling really violated when I was younger, even just being on the beach. I was maybe 15 or 16 and people were taking pictures — photographers. I don’t think anyone really knew who I was. But I felt very violated and I didn’t like it or understand it, and that felt very weird, because I was a young girl and they were grown men. I didn’t like that feeling. Then, I would say the last season of my show, I was probably 18 years old, is when I felt like the flip happened. I didn’t feel like it was about my art as much. I was on the fourth season of the show, and I felt like I was outgrowing it. I wanted something different and obviously I fell in love for the first time. There was all this stuff that was happening and I didn’t know what to do.

I’m sorry, but she was on Wizards of Waverly Place, not a West End production of Hamlet. Why is she talking about “her art”? She got cast on a show because Disney has basically been hiring girls who fit into one of two molds for two decades, ever since they found Christy Carlson Romano and Hilary Duff. There’s a reason Disney shows only air for three seasons or so, and it’s because they consider them completely disposable.

Of course, I have a bit of empathy for her. Sure, she’s rich and famous basically because she used to sing with a giant purple dinosaur, but she has some issues. She’s got lupus (take that, Doctor House) and she wants everyone to forget about her. She’s also apparently been trying to get The Weeknd, who looks exactly like her dad, to get her pregnant so he won’t leave her. So, I mean, maybe cool it with the calling other people creepy, Ivanka.

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