Over the weekend Selena Gomez shared an emotional message on Instagram, claiming that she needed to “rethink some areas of her life creatively and personally.”
Following the rambling and slightly cryptic post, some fans shared their concerns over the 24-year-old star’s wellbeing, but others were seemingly less sympathetic, including Whoopi Goldberg who told Selena to suck it up.
The View co-host and her fellow panellists discussed the note, in which the former Disney Channel star expressed that she had been feeling “unauthentic”, and shared their understanding on the situation.
“I say Selena, maybe you just had a bad night? That happens!” Whoopi, 60, said to the applause of the live studio audience.
The panel went on to discuss the façade of fame and how perfect someone’s life can appear from an outsider’s perspective, with Sunny Hostin particularly relating to Selena’s sentiment and describing a time when she felt unfulfilled.
However, Whoopi remained unconvinced by the young singer’s seeming overreaction, as she finally exclaimed: “Get over yourself.” Yikes!
This comes just days after Selena admitted to feeling “extremely unauthentic” and “unconnected” to her music, immediately following her birthday on July 22.
After performing to thousands of fans in Jakarta, Indonesia, the star took to Instagram to write: “Tonight I feel extremely unauthentic, unconnected to both myself and my music.
“I’ve never really felt like my materials, wardrobe or a video could define me. I act on a moment and fear something that hasn’t happened.
“I’m stagnant, I stay still and don’t just sit with myself first and ask, ‘Is this where I am, wholeheartedly?’
“I’ve always told the truth. I’m always true to my word, I’ve shown who I am but I need to rethink some areas of my life creatively and personally. Had to get the out.”
Gomez, who has scored two top 10 hits in the UK, captioned the note: “Not being negative about anything I’ve done. I’m grateful for every single moment I get here.”
Perhaps this has something to do with the backlash she received last week after defending Taylor Swift during her feud with Kim Kardashian? If so, let’s hope that she remembers to Kill ‘Em With Kindness.