Selena Gomez isn’t too fond of one of the album covers from her pop era.
The Only Murders in the Building star participated in The Hollywood Reporter’s TV comedy actress roundtable alongside other stars including Amy Schumer, Bridget Everett, Quinta Brunson, Molly Shannon, and Tracee Ellis Ross. The actors discussed their respective projects as well as their individual journeys in the entertainment industry. During the discussion, Amy said Selena was “was sexualized at such a young age” then applauded how the actor, pop star, and Rare Beauty founder has “rejected that and have really found your own style and your own presence.”
“I know they put you through a system and make you feel like this is how you have to do it,” Amy said to Selena. “And especially when you’re getting that positive feedback and people are attracted to you, it takes a lot to go, ‘I’m going to go in this direction.’”
“It’s really unfair,” Selena said in response, before explaining that she was uncomfortable with the cover of one of her albums. “I actually did an album cover and I was really ashamed after I did it. I had to work through those feelings because I realized it was attached to something deep that was going on. It was a choice that I wasn’t necessarily happy that I made, but I think that I’ve done my best—at least I try to be myself.”
Selena did not mention which album cover made her feel this way, but 2016’s Revival had her posing nude at 24, so it’s possible that this is the cover she’s referring to.
“I’m not an overly sexual person,” she added at the THR panel. “Sometimes I like to feel sexy, but that doesn’t mean it’s for somebody else. It can be for me.”
You can watch the full discussion here: