Another day, another Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber story, propelled by their fans. A Selena fan randomly posted a TikTok montage of old Selena images and slapped some text on it claiming that Selena is “always skinny when she dates Justin” because he prefers models. Then they proceeded to infantilize Selena by referring to her as their “poor baby.” Selena replied weeks later by dropping a sad faced emoji in the comments. Now fans are split over what Selena meant. What did she mean?!
Selena Gomez… has subtly responded to a TikTok video that alleged her weight is affected by her ex Justin Bieber. The clip, posted Nov. 29, featured a montage of throwback photos of Selena labeled, “The reason why Selena is always skinny when she dates Justin.” In the caption, the creator claimed the “Baby” singer—who has been married to Hailey Bieber since 2018—”rathers models” and pitied Selena calling her, “My poor baby.”
On Dec. 11, Selena reacted to the post by dropping a sad emoji face in the comments. While some fans interpreted the 30-year-old chiming in as agreeing with the TikTok’s claim, many others took it as her being disappointed that her weight was being judged online.
“Maybe she’s upset you guys are constantly bringing up her body changing over the years,” one fan wrote in the comments, while another said, “Sad face because YOURE still discussing about her past like you know her.”
Others found the entire TikTok inappropriate with one fan commenting, “Her weight shouldn’t even be a subject of conversation.”
My official opinion is that Selena responded because she was bored. It was the day after she popped up in her Only Murders costars’ SNL episode and popped by the afterparty (my friend went and saw her there!). She was probably just chilling out, browsing social media as we all do when we veg out after a night out. I don’t really think that’s true about Justin and I don’t think Selena was agreeing with her errant fan that that’s true about Justin. If anything, I think she was probably bummed that her body was a topic of discussion because she’s said in the past multiple times that people are too critical and have too much to say about her body. To which I say — that posting fan must be very young not to realize that bodies change over the years and most people do not look the same at 30 as they did at 22, especially when you add an illness and medication into the mix. Anyway, this is so silly and I wish Selena hadn’t given it air, but she sometimes responds to things she shouldn’t. She said recently in her new music she’s going to talk about people she’s dated privately — omg girl, please do so we can stop talking about Biebs already.
Photos credit: Dave Allocca/StarPix/Startraksphoto.com/Cover Images, Roka/Backgrid, Miguel Aguilar/Bruja, PacificCoastNews.com/Avalon. Photos of Selena and Justin are from 2012
With age should come wisdom and sometimes it just doesn’t. Fans in general can be triflin and make thing’s horrible. The star or celebrity has to be able to just stay away from certain things. Period.
That pink outfit Selena wore in the SNL skit is fire.
This man has been married since 2018 if I didn’t know any better I would think they just broke up. Selena has ALWAYS used Justin for attention and too play victim. Like girl get over it he picked someone else!!! It’s so pathetic isn’t she in her thirties??
Mind you that TikTok account is known for for making hate, defamatory and misogynistic videos videos about Hailey Bieber and this is not the first time she’s interacting with them. It’s says a lot about her.
I barely paid attention to this girl before this year and looking over all this stuff I have to agree. Why does she engage with these people? It’s all for attention.
Has she been seriously linked to anyone since Justin? The Weeknd? I’m really not sure.
That being said, I truly believe she only does this to help put her name back in their minds and get them to buy w/e she is selling. It’s just such a played-out tactic, but if it works for T.Swift, maybe it will work for her too!
Selena goes on about how she’s not on social media anymore for her mental health, and proceeds to pop up every so often only to make very poor choices in how she comments lol.
She seems like a very negative, victim-mentality type of person who needs a lot of attention. She knows what she’s doing by commenting on this crap. I don’t care one way or the other about Justin and Hailey but it must be annoying to have Selena stir the pot like this every so often (and never take accountability for it). The Selena/Justin saga ended ages ago.
I agree with Case’s comment, 100%. This is Selena using the same old tactics to try to get attention again. She does seem very negative, and almost everything she posts or comments publicly seems to have an underlying motive to make herself look like a victim.
Isn’t the sad face because the fan was implying Selena was hotter/better looking when she was thinner? I don’t think this has anything to do with Justin – that fan just made Selena feel like crap by bodyshaming her.
It is. People just have a dislike for the woman for no reason. I mean JB and his wife can comment oh her posit/vids & crickets..she puts a sad emoji and all hell breaks loose. If they want to go with that narrative then say they all use each for attention..don’t be biased. Anyway the woman is clearly thriving in her career, so …
From what Bieber has said in previous interviews, he was abusive to Selena.
“Fans” need to leave her alone about him.