Selena Gomez FINALLY Addressed Working With Woody Allen And People Are Fuming About It

4 December 2017, 14:28

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Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

Fans aren't happy with the comments she made.

Selena Gomez has been catching a LOT of heat recently over her involvement in Woody Allen's new movie Rainy Day In New York. In case you haven't been paying attention, fans have been criticising Selena's decision to work with Allen given his history of sexual assault allegations.

Selena was finally asked point blank about the situation in an interview with Billboard magazine this week but it turns out that she didn't actually "address" anything.

via GIPHY

When asked about the backlash and allegations against Allen, she replied: “To be honest, I’m not sure how to answer — not because I’m trying to back away from it. [The Weinstein allegations] actually happened right after I had started [on the movie]. They popped up in the midst of it. And that’s something, yes, I had to face and discuss. I stepped back and thought, ‘Wow, the universe works in interesting ways.’”

She was then asked if she felt inspired, disheartened or hopeful about the recent surge of victims and survivors going public with their stories, to which she replied: “I feel all of those things. I’ve cried. But I definitely feel hopeful. As people speak out, I hope that feels powerful to them, because they deserve to feel that."

Fans aren't impressed with her comments (or lack of), especially considering the reason she was crowned Woman of the Year was because she is "not afraid to use her voice", and there's also the small fact that she is an executive producer on a TV show (13 Reasons Why) that started a HUGE conversation about sexual assault, victim support and mental health earlier this year.

Selena clearly missed an opportunity to use her ~platform~ and address the backlash but at the same time, is everyone taking this out on her - in particular - a little too much?

Yes and no, we suppose. It's a bit ridiculous that Selena is the sole target of all this backlash. Both Elle Fanning and Timothee Chalamet, who are the leads in the film, haven't really been criticised as much at all.

But then again, the woman who has just been crowned 'Woman of the Year' by Billboard should have probably had something to say on the matter when asked about it.