Selena Gomez worried many fans when she posted a long Instagram message implying she was feeling a little lost in life, just in time for her 24th birthday.
The difficult birthday began when Selena broke down in tears on stage in Indonesia while she was performing her song “Kill Em With Kindness.” Fans felt for Gomez, and many reached out to the chart-topping songstress on social media.
Later that evening, Selena once again made her sadness very public. Gomez took to Instagram and posted a length piece of writing, reports Hollywood Life. The singer/actress described feeling “unauthentic [sic]” and disconnected from her creative work. Selena hinted that she feels there is too much focus on her clothing and personal style, and these are the things that have come to define her solely, in the eyes of the media. Gomez declared that she has “never felt” that her look and fashion choices could fully communicate who she is.
Perhaps this is why Selena Gomez feels trapped. The full text of her message read as follows:
“Tonight I felt extremely unauthentic, unconnected to both myself and my music. I’ve never really felt like my materials, wardrobe or a video could define me. I act on a moment and fear something that hasn’t happened. I’m stagnant, I stay still and don’t just sit with myself first and ask ‘is this where I am, whole heartedly?’ I’ve always told the truth. I’m always true to my word, I’ve shown who I am but I need to rethink some areas of my life creatively and personally. had to get that out.”
The actress also chopped a massive six inches of her hair recently, prompting Selena-watchers to wonder if she was experiencing some inner turmoil or heartbreak — a post-breakup haircut can often be a hint that a person is trying to push themselves to move on psychologically.
Fans wondered what Selena Gomez could be distressed about. Many were shocked to learn that Gomez’s best friend, Taylor Swift, had been fat-shaming the pretty actress, according to Ace Showbiz.
“Selena recently found out some pretty horrible stuff Taylor has said about her, including about her weight and choice of boyfriends.”
Selena Gomez was also rumored to be distressed in recent months because her long-time, of-off boyfriend Justin Bieber moved on from her, striking up flings with Kourtney Kardashian, Hailey Baldwin, and a slew of Instagram models.
It didn’t help that Taylor Swift managed to move on and find someone new so quickly after Taylor broke up with Calvin Harris. A few outlets reported that Selena Gomez felt jealous of Taylor’s new happiness with Tom Hiddleston. It probably didn’t help that Taylor Swift was allegedly the one who continually caused problems between Selena and Justin Bieber throughout their romance, allegedly telling Selena that she doesn’t like Justin and Selena should leave him.
Now, fans are worried that Selena Gomez appears to be caving to the pressure to stay super-thin. It looks like Taylor Swift wrenched Justin Bieber away from Selena with her constant meddling, and now Taylor may also be responsible for Selena’s dramatic recent weight loss.
The problems between Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift also reportedly center around the fact that Gomez took Calvin Harris’ side during the drama that followed Swift and Harris’ breakup, reports Ace Showbiz. Taylor was also allegedly upset about some comments Selena Gomez made about Taylor’s new relationship and its potential longevity.
Some reports even claimed that Taylor Swift had kicked Selena Gomez out of her famous Girl Squad, which includes supermodels Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, and Cara Delevingne.
Thankfully, there are signs that the beautiful singer’s spirits may have lifted. Just last night, Selena Gomez posted a video message telling European fans she’s looking forward to seeing them and expressing how grateful she is to be touring and making music.
Selena Gomez is about to begin the Australian leg of her Revival tour.
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