Selena Gomez Isn’t Happy With Her ELLE Interview 

September 5, 2018 / Posted by:

I wasn’t aware Selena Gomez had taken a monk-like vow of silence, but according to that cover line on the October issue of ELLE magazine, Selena has broken her silence and is ready to talk again! The only problem for ELLE is, she’s currently talking about how bummed out she is regarding some of the details that got published in their story.

Selena is working on a new album, her second collaboration with Coach (she modeled several Coach dresses for the magazine), and her recent internship with global anti–human-trafficking nonprofit A21. ELLE says Selena got involved with A21 through the group’s cofounder Christine Caine, who Selena met through Hillsong Church, and has been volunteering five days a week since March. It’s very important to Selena:

“I wasn’t going to immediately start discussing it. It’s out of my comfort zone. I needed to be fully immersed in it.” She knows what you’re thinking. “What a great thing another celebrity is doing…” she says with a smile. “That’s not why I want to talk about it. I can’t be silent about this.”

ELLE also brought up her two exes, The Weeknd and Justin Bieber, and Selena says that after a lot of heavy talks with some “amazing women” she decided to do the volunteer thing.

“It was kind of a rough moment. And I just had all of them there, encouraging me, and it was one of those moments that you imagine when you’re a young girl and you go talk to your aunts and your mom and you’re like, This is what’s going on in my life. I had been working for so long, and I don’t like taking things in my life. I just wanted to serve.”

Selena also reportedly got an A21 email and key to the office, which all sounds very official and makes me think Selena is pretty committed to the cause. She also gave everyone a taste of some of the lyrics she’s been working on for her album, specifically a song in which she sounds like she finally leaves the fog of dickmatization. Hmmmm…I wonder whoever that could be about?

She sings about cutting a man out of her life after “1,460 days” and “cleaning my slate.”…The hook goes something like this: “I’m drunk and I might as well tell you, Get you ooh ooh ooh out of my head now.”

But for some reason, Selena really wasn’t happy with the way ELLE wrote about her lyrics or her work with A21. Not long after the article went up, Selena posted an explanation on Instagram in an attempt to clear up what she obviously felt was a misrepresentation of her character.

Alright. Speaking from my heart for over an hour to someone who puts those thoughts into paid words can be hard for me. The older I get the more I want my voice to be mine. This is all apart of my work within an industry that’s been around longer than all of us have been. The purpose of my interview was three fold. My work with A21, my new collection with Coach, and some new music. As I’m aware there will always be interests in one’s personal life because that’s the pace of our ‘social’ generation. I’m grateful for my position and I will always find ways to make my job more about others and giving back— all while having the best time with my music, fashion, film and my love for learning about the world that I’m eager to tap into more and more. Church is a name for something far more personal. There’s always agenda seeking information on such a subject and I understand why. Rarely do I mention church (and I didn’t) but I’ll always feel comfortable talking about my values and beliefs. I respect that from everyone and anyone. I understand that reporters are working to grab the attention of a reader, however I will always work to ensure that what is public represents my truth. I’m a bit bummed but rarely surprised. Y’all know me and my heart. I can’t help it. So I’ll post some of MY photos from the collection and work with A21. My heart. And maybe edit my actual lyrics as you will all hear it soon 😊 I love you guys to the moon and back. For more information on the work I do with A21 please, please visit link in my bio. So much more on that soon!

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To sum it up, she sort of throws the interviewer, Mickey Rapkin, under the bus by saying she never brought up church of any kind. She also implies ELLE edited her song lyrics incorrectly. Right after, she threw up some pictures of herself volunteering with A21. Someone at Coach is definitely like, “That’s nice honey, but we don’t have a whole season’s worth of casual head scarves to sell.

Alright. Speaking from my heart for over an hour to someone who puts those thoughts into paid words can be hard for me. The older I get the more I want my voice to be mine. This is all apart of my work within an industry that’s been around longer than all of us have been. The purpose of my interview was three fold. My work with A21, my new collection with Coach, and some new music. As I’m aware there will always be interests in one’s personal life because that’s the pace of our ‘social’ generation. I’m grateful for my position and I will always find ways to make my job more about others and giving back— all while having the best time with my music, fashion, film and my love for learning about the world that I’m eager to tap into more and more. Church is a name for something far more personal. There’s always agenda seeking information on such a subject and I understand why. Rarely do I mention church (and I didn’t) but I’ll always feel comfortable talking about my values and beliefs. I respect that from everyone and anyone. I understand that reporters are working to grab the attention of a reader, however I will always work to ensure that what is public represents my truth. I’m a bit bummed but rarely surprised. Y’all know me and my heart. I can’t help it. So I’ll post some of MY photos from the collection and work with A21. My heart. And maybe edit my actual lyrics as you will all hear it soon 😊 I love you guys to the moon and back. For more information on the work I do with A21 please, please visit link in my bio. So much more on that soon!

A post shared by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on

ABC News reached out to ELLE for a comment, but they didn’t respond. As for Hillsong Church, the only Hollywood church outside of the Church of Scientology to give me weird vibes, there’s been no comment from them about Selena’s snub. This might be something Pastor Carl is saving for his Sunday sermon. “And ye who are both faithful and famous, Jesus tells you: Hey, it’s okay to name-drop us, for any publicity doth thou good publicity.

Pic: Mariano Vivanco/ELLE

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