We could not name three Selena Gomez songs if you put a gun to our heads in a dimly lit alley, but there’s just something about her that rubs us the right way. It seems like she actually has some significant gray matter swimming around her cranium. How she managed to navigate from child star to adult entertainer without being an adult entertainer is worthy enough of applause in our books. But Selena goes further, offering her own take on growing up in the fast lanes of the Hollywood lifestyle:
“We’re easy targets. Every single kid who was brought up like this is an easy target. It’s disgusting, because it’s interesting to grown adults that these kids go through weird things because they’re figuring out, ‘Do I like this? Do I love this? Maybe I love this person. Oh, I’m exposed to this, people are reporting my every move and this and that because of Instagram and Twitter and you can find out everything.’ There’s a difference between being a fan — there’s a difference between that and what you have to do.”
Gomez has dabbled with the dark side of danger – especially while dating Justin Bieber – but she has never taken the full plunge, despite being followed closely by the paparazzi seemingly at all times. And why? She opines…
“No because I’m not that stupid. And I get it. I just need to be patient. It’s slowly dissolving the older I get … And one by one, I will be able to change the dialogue and people won’t care about everything that happened to me.”
Tell it, girl!