What Made Selena Gomez Respond to Online Bullying?
Selena Gomez has had enough!
After a so-called fan commented on a photo she posted on Instagram that she wished the “Slow Down” singer would get cancer, Selena put the young woman on blast.
“Honestly, I don’t speak up much because it’s simply *always* taken out of context,” she captioned the below screenshot of her reply to the fan. “But I don’t take bullying well. I have seen too much to not say anything.”
E! News’ Ken Baker called in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest on Wednesday morning to talk about why Selena took action.
“First of all, Selena is known for being very sweet,” he explains. “She’s a very kind person. She’s very kind to her fans. She’s not one of these social media people who put out a lot of hate or opinions or anything controversial. For her to do this, really got a lot of people’s attention.”
The fan’s mean message obviously touched a nerve with Selena and her response also encouraged her true fans to take her side.
“Her fans got so upset with this girl who posted that, the girl had to delete her account and completely go MIA on social media because of it,” Ken adds.
He also suggests that because Selena responded to the fan that perhaps others may also write mean things online in the hopes of also getting her attention. What do you think?