Selena Gomez: Focus on the Passion

May 21, 2013

If you’ve read any article about Selena Gomez in the past two and a half years, you’ve seen her referred to as “Justin Bieber’s girlfriend,” “Justin’s ex-girlfriend” and “Bieber’s on-and-off girlfriend.” Their relationship status constantly changes but the speculation is always present. Are they dating? Are they broken up? Truthfully, we’ll never know. That’s for the best though; a relationship is meant to be between two people.  They’re young adults trying to figure out what they want in life and what they’re looking for in a relationship. Can you really blame them though?

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber should be known for more than just whom they’re dating. While accepting the Milestone Award at the 2013 Billboard Awards, Justin very clearly said “it should really be about the music; it should be about the craft I’m making.” The craft being made is what the entire music and entertainment industry should be centered around. Selena Gomez shouldn’t just be recognized for who she’s dating or what boy she keeps going back to; she should be recognized for the hard work, the endless hours she puts in and the talent that she very clearly has. Over the past few months, she’s been promoting new movies, recording music and preparing for her upcoming world tour. While going through her twitter mentions, there are plenty of fans but there’s also plenty of hate. If you happen to be one of the people sending Ms. Gomez hate, just think about how your words might be affecting her. In a world where bullying and cyber bullying take a countless number of lives, think before you tweet or post a message.

Selena has been in the entertainment industry—whether it be dancing with a purple dinosaur, casting spells on Disney Channel or making music—for thirteen years. The entertainment world is all she knows; she doesn’t know what it’s like to live a normal, private life like everyone else in the world. Do me a favor really quickly? Clear your mind of any hate that you may have built up towards Selena and put yourself in her shoes. When I do that, I see a twenty-year old girl that’s putting in endless hours of work to make her fans happy. I see a girl who is trying to figure out where she belongs in the world. I see someone trying to learn from mistakes and deal with things that every teenager and young adult goes through. She’s starring in major movies, writing music and constantly attending red carpet events but deep down, she’s still the twenty-year old girl going through everything that you’re going through. It’s not about the boy she’s been pictured with or the boy she’s been romantically connected to. It’s about her passion for what she does and the music and movies that she releases. Just remember all of that the next time you send her hate.


Meg C


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