Selena Gomez has successfully traveled the challenging path from pop princess to musical queen, with her Revival Tour demands keeping her on the road with a stressful schedule. Add in the ongoing off-again, on-again relationship she has maintained with pop prince Justin Bieber and the intense spotlight put on her best friend, Taylor Swift, that has expanded to include her, and Gomez is reportedly struggling emotionally.
After Kim Kardashian posted the video of Taylor having a conversation with Kanye West about the infamous “Famous” track, the “Hands To Myself” singer responded to defend Swift. But instead of getting praised by her fans for supporting her pal, Selena was overwhelmed by a ferocious backlash, pointed out the Mirror.
Taylor’s best friend turned to Twitter to urge her followers to focus on important issues rather than Swift versus Kardashian and West.
“There are more important things to talk about… Why can’t people use their voice for something that f**king matters?” she tweeted. “Truth is last thing we need right now is hate, in any form. This industry is so disappointing yet the most influential smh.”
Twitter was quick to turn on her, with some accusing her of failing to speak out on the “important things” that she urged others to address.
“You literally have not used your voice, or lack thereof, to speak on any of the tragedies in the world within the past 4 months,” slammed one Twitter user.
Some of the singer’s followers questioned why she did not use her social media platform to address society’s problems.
“You literally have no room to talk when you have a huge platform and all you do is post pictures and take fake sips of Coke @selenagomez.”
Some brought Swift into the dialogue, questioning her as well for what they saw as a lack of concern about key issues.
“Good question! Why haven’t you or Taylor not said a thing about#BlackLivesMatter or police brutality?” demanded an attacker.
Gomez responded to the backlash by pointing out that a lack of messages on Twitter does not necessarily indicate a lack of concern about society’s problems.
“oh lol so that means if I hashtag something I save lives? No – I could give two f**ks about ‘sides’. You don’t know what I do,” she wrote in a message that she subsequently deleted.
Even Selena’s deceased friend, Christina Grimmie, was used to make a point in the Twitter backlash.
“As a Texas native and a friend of Christina Grimmie, why haven’t you expressed concerns about GUN CONTROL?” demanded that angry user.
Adding insult to the injuries from the Twitter backlash, Justin Bieber then ditched his former girlfriend and Taylor to make a point of siding with Team Kanye, pointed out the Daily Beast.
Justin made it clear that he was linking up with West by posting an Instagram post. The screenshot showed Bieber involved in a FaceTime encounter with Kanye. And the caption finished up Bieber’s farewell to Team Swift, hello to Team Kimye.
“Taylor Swift what up,” mocked Justin in the caption.
Given that Selena was so quick to defend Taylor after the feud exploded, Bieber’s move added to the backlash against his former girlfriend.
But it’s not just the attacks she received after defending Taylor that reportedly troubles Gomez.
In Touch cited an insider who claimed that she and Swift are struggling with problems that could damage their famous friendship, noted Gossip Cop, which investigated the allegations.
Even though Gomez defended Swift on social media, “their relationship remains hot and cold as she tries to work through her own issues with her,” shared the insider, with the issues allegedly including her weight and selection of boyfriends such as Justin Bieber.
“Selena recently found out some pretty horrible stuff Taylor has said about her, including about her weight and choice of boyfriends.”
Gossip Cop contends that there is no feud between the two pals.
However, OK cites a source who claims that Gomez is feeling overwhelmed by the pressures of her life, noting a message she shared on Instagram saying that she felt disconnected to herself and her music.
“She has been having breakdowns and is rethinking her entire music career and life path right now,” revealed the insider.
In addition, one of the singer’s friends described her as “in a very, very bad place mentally,” expressing concern about what the pal sees as a downward spiral.
“She’s totally spiraling downward.”
The friend also claims that Selena has become “exhausted” and “unhappy,” with reports that she is “drinking and partying too much to cope.” The singer even reportedly told her team that she desired to cancel some of her tour dates.
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