A new video of singer and actor Selena Gomez spreading out copies of Vogue magazine on a newsstand was reportedly posted to Snapchat by her photographer friend Elie Jonathan Kimbembe (who goes by "Elie" professionally), according to Hollywood Life. Why would Gomez do something so bold? Well, because she’s on the cover of the current issue of Vogue (her first ever Vogue cover, by the way), and obviously she’s proud of the accomplishment. I mean, wouldn’t you be?
When you were a kid or teenager, didn’t you put copies of tests you aced, or proof of your accomplishments on the refrigerator? Well, I certainly did! Heck, I still put the occasional photo or postcard on my fridge.
It isn’t known exactly where the incident took place, though it appears to be a magazine newsstand inside of a drug or convince store. In one video posted to Snapchat, Elie reportedly zooms in on Gomez’s cover of Vogue, and says, “I love this girl.” In another video, which was uploaded to Twitter, we see Gomez rearranging the shelf of magazines so that it’s showcasing all of the issues of her Vogue cover.
The video is totally adorable and relatable. However, some fans of Ariana Grande have become outraged by Gomez's actions as one of the magazines Gomez buries underneath her on Vogue cover is a magazine featuring Grande on the cover.
Selena Gomez covering a magazine stand with her new US Vogue magazine issue. 😂 pic.twitter.com/nVLvhUYVxq— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) March 22, 2017
Oh, and we know that it was Gomez and Elie who did the deed — despite not being able to see their faces — because Elie also shared a video to his Instagram Story where you see both of their faces and they're wearing the exact same outfits.
Now, to be perfectly honest, I don't really see the move as being shady towards Grande. I see a cute moment with Gomez and her good friend celebrating a legit career achievement — being on the cover of Vogue is nothing to sneeze at!
With regard to the whole putting a copy of the magazine featuring herself over a copy of a magazine with Grande on the cover, I'll refer back to my childhood refrigerator comparison. I had an older brother and would totally put proof of my achievements over things my brother put on the fridge if there wasn't any open real estate available. It doesn't mean I was being shady (well, maybe a little), but it was mostly just because I wanted to show off my own hard work and was oblivious to everything else. I'm going to go out on a limb and assume it was the same with Gomez. She was clearly excited about her Vogue cover, and I don't think any shade was intentional. But feel free to disagree.