Selena Gomez is being accused of "blackfishing" in her latest magazine cover shoot
14 April 2020, 17:23
Selena is being compared to Bhad Bhabie and Ariana Grande, who have both been accused of blackfishing.
Blackfishing is kind of a sensitive topic right now. In the past, celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Ariana Grande have been accused of blackfishing. And just last week, Bhad Bhabie received backlash for purposely darkening her skin to make herself "look like a black woman". Now Selena Gomez is being accused of blackfishing in her latest magazine cover shoot.
The shoot in question was for Interview magazine's Spring 2020 issue. The singer was interviewed by comedian Amy Schumer and Selena opened up about everything, from her "out of control" personal life to her upcoming makeup collection, Rare Beauty. However, it was Selena's cover photos that had everybody shook.
Selena looked phenomenal in the images, but she looked remarkably different to how we usually see her. Selena's hair was styled in several long braids with baby hairs on her forehead. She also sported a much more bronzed complexion.
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At just 27, @selenagomez is a global pop star, a tabloid fixture, a documentary and TV producer—and a philanthropist who has shifted her attention to coronavirus relief efforts. Following a well-documented struggle with mental and physical health, she has returned stronger than ever with the cathartic and confessional “Rare,” her third number-one album, and as she tells her friend @amyschumer in our new Spring Issue, she is done letting people control her narrative. Tap the link in our bio for the full story. Photographed by @elirusselllinnetz and styled by @melzy917.
People were quick to note that Selena should receive the same sort of criticism that is given to Bhad Bhabie and Ariana Grande.
Y’all better give selena Gomez the same energy y’all did with bhad bhabie blackfishing... pic.twitter.com/26rrczU8va— 🖤 (@jeanaynotaiko) April 13, 2020
so for ariana it's blackfishing but for selena it's a tan?? okay! pic.twitter.com/sIDvSe953C— priyanshi (@highforbizzle) April 13, 2020
Although she looks good I can’t tell if it was Kehlani at first glance. But if Ariana did something like this fake woke twitter would drag her to the ground saying she’s “blackfishing”. You know Selena is a white Latina not a Mestizo. pic.twitter.com/l945eBnlbt— Jas (@fentyrings) April 13, 2020
Let’s get something straight.... there’s nothing wrong with a tan BUT when you add baby hairs and turn the tan to 100... you’re blackfishing. Selena looks like that episode of Spongebob when his tan fucked up. Fucking clown pic.twitter.com/BsQgC49yPK— 𝔇𝔞’𝔔𝔲𝔞𝔫 🐝 | #𝔐𝔥𝔫𝔞 🦍 (@takeallofbey) April 13, 2020
However, Selena's loyal fans defended her and noted that her father is Mexican and therefore she is likely to be more darker skinned.
selena gomez is a LATINA WOMAN. latinas can get tanned and by no means that means they are blackfishing. pic.twitter.com/yzGDCZ2j6w— emi (@delicaterare) April 13, 2020
so according to stan twitter’s logic selena has been blackfishing since she was a baby 😭??? pic.twitter.com/6zGvCAaFaH— MOODI (@kindofcrazy) April 13, 2020
these pictures here are of selena with a natural tan pic.twitter.com/puVmr3axoh— nathan; (@sevenrarez) April 13, 2020
NO BUT LIKE PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY DRAGGING SELENA FOR BLACKFISHING WHEN SHES LITERALLY MEXICAN AND THOSE PICTURES WERE EDITED BY THE MAGAZINE??????— MOODI (@kindofcrazy) April 13, 2020
bad barbie is trying to darken her skin, it’s understandable to drag her... but y’all really trying to say SELENA GOMEZ is blackfishing... pic.twitter.com/OTVI5Zz5Nc— laccius (@lacciusspam) April 13, 2020