Why Selena Gomez Is Bloody Fuming Over Her Elle Magazine Cover Interview

Selena Gomez was doing the fame game before she was even close to hitting puberty so she knows the deal when it comes to press interviews.

You sit down with the journo and tell them what’s on your mind, then when they go away to write their article they have the power to pick and choose which parts of the chat were interesting enough to make a good story.

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That’s why it was disappointing but not shocking to the singer that her recent chat with Elle Magazine for their October issue resulted in a piece that focused on Demi Lovato‘s overdose, her role in the church and included unreleased lyrics from an upcoming song.

In retaliation, the singer has refrained from sharing pics from the photoshoot or her flashy new cover and has instead taken to Instagram to upload pics from her new Coach campaign and her work with A21, the global anti–human-trafficking nonprofit where she’s been volunteering, in two separate posts.

In the lengthy caption, the 26-year-old calls out the publication, saying that she’s “bummed” but not “surprised” by how it’s gone down.

“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,” she writes.

“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.”

She goes on to blast the publication for highlighting her religion, a highly personal topic that the singer rarely addresses in interviews.

“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. “

She concludes, “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!”