Selena Gomez Isn’t Happy With How ‘Elle’ Portrayed Her In Cover Story — Read Her Response HERE!

Selena Gomez isn’t happy!

The superstar singer is the focus of Elle‘s October 2018 cover story — which we got a look at earlier today, BTW — but to hear Selena tell it now, she’s not exactly happy with how she came across in the interview!

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Written by Mickey Rapkin, the interview itself (read it HERE) touches on Selena simplifying her life, selling some of her mansions, moving to Orange County, and volunteering to fight against human trafficking.

It also touched on a few other topics (Demi LovatoJustin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin, new music, how she doesn’t use social media, etc., etc.), but honestly, it was pretty tame — especially compared to how wannabe-edgy these contrived cover stories can get sometimes.

But Selena didn’t see it quite the same way.

Within the last hour, she posted a looooong message to her Instagram account biting back at some of the focus the cover story had on her church and her work against human trafficking.

Here’s the full post, including her LONG comment (below):

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. 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. 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. 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!

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Uhhh… OK!

It appears the issue here is… Rapkin mentioned her church (Hillsong Church) by name, in passing, while Selena didn’t, because it’s more personal to her? And for some reason, because of that, she’s “a bit bummed but rarely surprised” that “reporters are working to grab the attention of a reader”??

Is this her very own Donald Trump-esque”FAKE NEWS!” moment???

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We’re honestly lost on the huge controversy here, Selena. Help! LOLz!!!

The only part where Selena comes across even remotely negative is a question posed to her in the piece about working with Woody Allen. Selena declined to comment, but as she quipped immediately afterwards, she’s not even on the internet herself any more to monitor the outrage machine.

And yet, suddenly, she re-joins the internet to blast this cover story? Inneresting…

Anyways, what about U, Perezcious readers?!

Do you think that Elle cover story deserved such a long, strong response from Selena?? Let us know your opinions about this little kerfuffle in the comments (below)!

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Sep 4, 2018 11:19am PDT