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