Selena Gomez on Controversial Tweets: ‘I Get Stupid Sometimes’
Selena Gomez appears to have some remorse for the way she defended her ride-or-die, Taylor Swift, after an off-the-cuff tweet she posted in the midst of that whole KimYe debacle received a fair amount of backlash for its dismissive nature.
Gomez vaguely addressed the controversy during a July 22 concert in Indonesia, though she never directly apologized for her comments, which many interpreted as a flippant brush-off of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Just before performing her single “Kill ‘Em With Kindness,” she said, “The next song, before I go home, is a song that’s so important to me, because I get really frustrated. I get stupid sometimes. I say things that I don’t mean, or that come out wrong, just because I care so badly.”
She continued, quoting her own lyrics in the process. “But the thing is, at the end of the day, no war in anger was ever won. I do know that deep down in my heart, that I have to believe that we can love each other and always be kind, no matter what it takes in us. I believe that we can do that, no matter what.”
Gomez's vague remorse then spilled over into a lengthy Instagram post, where Gomez wrote about how she struggled with the evening’s performance.
“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,” she wrote.
“I’m stagnant, I stay still and don’t just sit with myself first and ask, ‘Is this where I am, wholeheartedly?’ 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.”
Shortly after Kim Kardashian posted video evidence indicating Swift had approved Kanye West's controversial track “Famous,” Gomez tweeted in defense of her "Bad Blood" costar, writing, "There are more important things to talk about... Why can't people use their voice for something that f---king matters? Truth is last thing we need right now is hate, in any form. This industry is so disappointing yet the most influential smh.”
A fan zeroed in on Gomez’s response, noting that despite her point, she failed to use her enormous platform to discuss any of the major tragedies that have taken place over the past few months.
Gomez responded, saying, “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,” This set off a maelstrom of outrage, causing the "Sober" singer to delete her tweet.
But the Internet remembers all.
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