Selena Gomez Talks Trust Issues & Millennials Will Understand Exactly Where She's Coming From

Selena Gomez has a bone to pick with the press, and she's not afraid to do so. The pop star has alluded to having issues with celebrity gossip culture in the past, and now, she has opened up more about it in a very candid way. Selena Gomez revealed that she has some huge trust issues because of all of the attention on her. As she told the Z100 Morning Show on June 22,

You can't talk about anything that you want to share with people because it's going to be ripped apart, and that's what makes me really sad. I have a right to say what I'm going to say. If you're going to sit here and talk about my life, I have a right to say what I want and obviously I'm going to do it the way I wish to. But it is unfortunate, and you have to be guarded.

Even though the "Come and Get It" performer is specifically referring to her experiences while being a celebrity, her words about dealing with trust issues are certainly relatable ones. After all, who hasn't dealt with someone misinterpreting what they say or write? And who hasn't had someone breach their trust? And of course, who wouldn't want to fire back at those who did? In our digital age, that's exactly what Gomez can do. By doing so, not only can the 22-year-old make herself more relatable to fans, she can also shed light on the widespread millennial problem of picking apart posts on social media.


Gomez specifically touched on her Instagram posts, which have become widely known for being cryptic and mysterious at times, both the photos and the accompanying captions. Since they aren't very straightforward, it is fair to say the press does have a habit of picking them apart to find a deeper meaning — even when it turns out it is a preview for something promotional rather than personal. Take the singer's much buzzed about #strongisbeautiful hashtag on Instagram, which turned out to be an announcement for her becoming the brand ambassador for Pantene. Misunderstood and misinterpreted Instagram posts? What's more millennial than that?

If nothing else, Gomez is doing all twenty-somethings a favor by shedding light on the fact that not everything is what it seems online. And sometimes, it's worth waiting it out before jumping to conclusions about a post we see. Though her words in the interview might seem bleak, she did offer a hint of optimism for moving forward:

It's something that I have to live with and I have to find the balance of who I want in my life and who isn't good for me.

Kudos to her! We can all do well to follow that advice, millennials or not.

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