Selena Gomez has tested positive for Covid-19, and at the same time, got another blow from her so-called friend, Britney Spears. In a cryptic Instagram post on Tuesday (Oct 25), Britney shaded Selena Gomez over her 2016 speech at the American Music Awards, wherein she encouraged women to show less of their bodies on Instagram.
All About Dual Standards…
Britney Spears has been celebrating her freedom following the end of her 13-year-long conservatorship. We all have seen Britney posting a series of nude pictures on Instagram, which have ignited debate among her fans and critics. Well, there’s another person Britney decided to slam, and it’s none other than her friend, Selena Gomez.
“Don’t you just love the nerve of women who stand firmly getting awards and speak on their beliefs about not showing their bodies on Instagram ???!!!!!” the singer, 40, wrote Tuesday in a since-deleted caption of her in a red bikini. Now, we all know who she was talking about.
At the 2016 American Music Awards, Selena Gomez encouraged women to show less of their bodies on Instagram during her speech, and Britney couldn’t forget what Gomez said years back. In this cryptic post, Britney took an indirect hit at the 30-year-old star for her views on what women must wear.
Not only this, but the “Oops…I Did It Again!” star also went on to diss Selena’s “Ice Cream” music video from two years back. Selena filmed this video with the South Korean girl group BLACKPINK and can be seen seductively sucking and licking homemade ice cream.
Britney further wrote, “They say ‘This is NOT something I would do yet those women are the very ones who get 4 million dollar budget videos made about sucking and licking on homemade ice cream !!!!” Britney concluded that it should be left for women to choose how they want to flaunt their beautiful bodies.
She continued, “So the next time I see someone with a big budget video sucking on lollipops yet giving righteous speeches shaming other women for exposing their bodies, I would like to tell those people don’t be a hypocrite as you suck on your lollipop having HUGE budget dreams.” In the end, Britney emphasised why would “you stand” firmly against girls getting attention JUST LIKE YOU and they have absolutely nothing ????”
During her 2016 AMAs speech after winning Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, Selena stated, “I don’t wanna see your bodies on Instagram,” the singer, 30, told the crowd. “I wanna see what’s in here [your hearts]. I’m not trying to get validation nor do I need it anymore.”
Why Did Britney Update Her Post?
While Britney’s bikini picture remains on Instagram, the 45-year-old singer has updated her caption, adding three rose emojis to it. Well, it’s clear, Britney meant to slam Selena for her contrary views about women while she herself engaged in a seductive video. Well, Selena’s fans couldn’t take it at all, and that’s one reason why Birtney removed the caption.
After she posted this image with the since-deleted caption, fans quickly took to the comment section calling out Britney for shading Selena. One person wrote, “Girl… shut up, what’s this about? stop obsessing over Selena again.” Another wrote, “Leave Selena ALONE.”
Another Instagram user added, “Selena has shown nothing but love and support for you throughout the years and in return she gets weekly shady Instagram posts from you.” “What’s your problem with Sel??!!!” said another. One person slammed Britney for misunderstanding Selena’s speech and wrote, “You completely misunderstood what Selena said and weirdly took it personally, holding onto a grudge over it.”
Since her conservatorship ended, Britney has been celebrating her freedom in a rather controversial manner. The pop star has continued to share several nude pictures of herself on Instagram. For instance, she previously shared a series of pics of herself posing nude in her London hotel room. But hey, was Britney right in attacking Selena?