Selena Gomez talks about feeling sexualized on album cover

“I’m not an overly sexual person.”

Selena Gomez has reflected on being sexualized from a young age as part of a Hollywood journalist round table of actors.

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Of course, Selena has been in the entertainment industry since she was little, starring in her own Disney Channel series and signing a record deal before she was 16.

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As part of the roundtable, Amy Schumer remarked to Selena: “[You were] sexualized at such a young age, but you just rejected that and really found your own style and presence.”

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“I know they put you through a system and make you feel like that’s the way you should do it. And especially when you get positive feedback and people are attracted to you, it takes a lot to say, ‘I’m going to go this way,'” she added.

“It’s really unfair,” Selena replied. “I actually did an album cover, and I was really ashamed after I did it.”

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Although Selena didn’t name the cover in question, it’s likely referring to the artwork for her 2015 record. The comebackwhere she posed topless.

“I had to get over those feelings because I realized it had to do with something deeper that was going on – and it was a choice that I wasn’t necessarily happy I made,” he said. she continued.

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“I think I tried my best, at least I try to be myself. And I’m not an overly sexual person. Sometimes I like to feel sexy, but that doesn’t mean that it’s for someone else. It could be for me.”

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When asked about her “former Disney character,” Selena replied, “I think I did a good job stepping out of this because I’m pretty honest about my imperfections.”

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“I took control of the narrative of my life once I started to age because growing up I didn’t really have a choice,” she added. “Now I understand that there are certain limits that I have to set myself, and I respect and adore so many people, but I have to do what’s best for me.”

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You can read the entire roundtable here.

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