Selena Gomez is being accused of "blackfishing" in her latest magazine cover shoot

14 April 2020, 17:23

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Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

Selena is being compared to Bhad Bhabie and Ariana Grande, who have both been accused of blackfishing.

Blackfishing is kind of a sensitive topic right now. In the past, celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Ariana Grande have been accused of blackfishing. And just last week, Bhad Bhabie received backlash for purposely darkening her skin to make herself "look like a black woman". Now Selena Gomez is being accused of blackfishing in her latest magazine cover shoot.

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The shoot in question was for Interview magazine's Spring 2020 issue. The singer was interviewed by comedian Amy Schumer and Selena opened up about everything, from her "out of control" personal life to her upcoming makeup collection, Rare Beauty. However, it was Selena's cover photos that had everybody shook.

Selena Gomez accused of blackfishing
Selena Gomez accused of blackfishing. Picture: Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images, Kevin Mazur/MG18/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Selena looked phenomenal in the images, but she looked remarkably different to how we usually see her. Selena's hair was styled in several long braids with baby hairs on her forehead. She also sported a much more bronzed complexion.

People were quick to note that Selena should receive the same sort of criticism that is given to Bhad Bhabie and Ariana Grande.

However, Selena's loyal fans defended her and noted that her father is Mexican and therefore she is likely to be more darker skinned.

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