Selena Gomez says she felt ’embarrassed’ when she photographed an album cover

Selena Gomez says she felt ’embarrassed’ when she photographed an album cover

Selena Gomez says she felt ’embarrassed’ when she photographed an album cover

  • Selena Gomez said she was “embarrassed” after shooting one of her album covers.
  • Gomez explained during a Hollywood Reporter comedy roundtable that the cover was too sexualized.
  • She added that while she likes to feel “sexy” for herself, she is not “an overly sexual person.”

Selena Gomez said she was unhappy with one of her album covers because it was “overly sexual”.

The ‘Only Murders in the Building’ star participated in a roundtable for The Hollywood Reporter with other comedic actors from hit shows such as Quinta Brunson from ‘Abbott Elementary’ and Amy Schumer from ‘Life & Beth’.

During the conversation, Schumer brought up how Gomez was sexualized as a Disney child star from an early age and had to consciously reject that image as an adult.

“That’s really unfair,” said Gomez. “I actually did an album cover and I was really embarrassed after I did it. I had to go through those feelings because I realized it was related to something deeper that was going on.”

Gomez added: “It was a choice that didn’t make me happy per se, but I think I did my best – at least I try to be myself. I’m not an overly sexual person. Sometimes I like to feel sexy , but that doesn’t mean it’s for anyone else. It could be for me.”

Although Gomez did not specify which album she was referring to, the “Hands to Myself” singer once appeared naked for the cover of her 2015 album “Revival.”

In 2020, Gomez told Allure that she felt external “pressure” to be more sexual in music videos for songs removed from that album.

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Selena Gomez photographed on the set of “Only Murders in the Building” in New York City on February 23, 2021.

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“I just did things that weren’t really mine,” she said. “There was pressure to appear more mature on my album ‘Revival’. [I felt] the need to show skin… I really don’t think it was me [that] person.”

During the interview with Hollywood Reporter, Gomez also explained why she is no longer on social media.

“The biggest part of that is you see all these other people and I can’t go that way,” she said. “It’s impossible. I don’t think it’s feasible and the moment I’m not doing it, everything else becomes real.”

In the past, Gomez has been candid about growing up as a child star and her negative relationship with social media.

At a Television Critics Association (TCA) panel last year, Gomez said she “gave my life away to Disney” while working on “Wizards of Waverly Place” and other Disney projects during her teens. She also told Vogue that it was “violating” that the paparazzi were following her during those years.

Earlier this year, in an interview with InStyle, Gomez said taking a break from social media was “the best decision I’ve ever made for my mental health.”

“At some point Instagram became my whole world, and it was really dangerous,” she said. “When I was in my early twenties, I felt like I wasn’t pretty enough. There was a whole time in my life when I thought I needed makeup and never wanted to be seen without it again.”