These are not good days for Selena Gomez. The singer, who has been the subject of controversy on social media since her public stance on the conflict between Israel and Gaza, has decided that she is going to take a break from the Internet and that she is going to delete her Instagram.
Like the rest of the world, Selena Gomez is aware of the horrible consequences that the war between Israel and Gaza is leaving behind. However, her stance on it has led her to receive a lot of criticism. Although some of her followers demanded that the artist use her platform to give voice and visibility to the victims, people had respected her decision to remain silent.
However, the controversy increased when Selena Gomez began to like some publications about the war. “She has been interacting with Zionist content on Instagram,” one user on X accused her, sharing screenshots. The tweet went viral and, since then, Selena Gomez has continued to like anti-war posts to show her rejection and condemnation of it.
But, as the comments on social networks were fueling the controversy, Selena Gomez decided to publish a statement to settle any type of doubt or accusation. «It breaks my heart to see all the horror, hatred, violence and terror that is happening in the world. People being tortured and murdered or any act of hate towards any group is horrible. We have to protect ALL people », she wrote on Instagram. «I wish I could change the world. But a post won’t do it,” she concludes later.
Some people once again expressed their discontent with Selena Gomez’s attitude and once again demanded that she use the power of her platform to change things, a position that even the artist herself had defended on previous occasions.
However, the ‘Lose You To Love Me’ singer, who was not oblivious to what was being said about her, has reacted by deleting her Instagram. In a story that she deleted after a few minutes, she said that “I’m going to take a break and delete my Instagram. So far. “I don’t support anything that’s happening.” In this way, the most followed woman on the platform with almost 500 million followers temporarily leaves the social network.
These are some of the publications that have gone viral on X in recent days, in response to the various statements from Selena Gomez:
we gotta boycott rare beauty. Selena has remained silent in the Palestinian Israel conflict, while her circle she associates with are Zionists. despite her silence she has been interacting with zionist content on instagram. her silence means she has sided with the oppressor. we must pic.twitter.com/6OH8QI7wjT
— fairyslut 🍒🎧🚬 (@avrgcuntybarbie) October 27, 2023
when i have a victim complex and my opponent is selena gomez pic.twitter.com/jd6tkCLzdF
— andy (@littlvrs) November 3, 2023
how selena gomez wants us to react every time she deletes instagram pic.twitter.com/yPjQWnKUwZ
— ˚₊‧꒰ა ☆ ໒꒱‧₊˚ (@boneIessmango) November 3, 2023