Selena Gomez claps back

Selena Gomez gained widespread attention when her expressions turned sour during the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, notably in response to Chris Brown’s Best R&B nomination and Olivia Rodrigo’s performance.

Selena Gomez, the singer behind “Calm Down,” has expressed regret for her candid reactions during the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards. She shared on her Instagram Story that she doesn’t want to become a meme again and would rather be true to herself without facing criticism. She also mentioned the negative responses she received for her expressive facial reactions.

Gomez wrapped up her message with a simple “Much love.”

It’s worth noting that while Selena acknowledged some criticism, the online response to her reactions was a mix of opinions, especially concerning Chris Brown, who is 34 years old.

Selena Gomez took to her Instagram Story to declare that she won’t become a viral meme again following her reactions at the 2023 VMAs.

One user tweeted, “She embodies all of our feelings,” and this tweet garnered over 13,000 “likes” as of Wednesday.

Another person commented, “He should never have been nominated.”

A third individual highlighted a possible reason for Gomez’s concern with Brown’s nomination in the first place.

“It’s just mind-boggling how the world seems to have forgotten Chris Brown’s violent incident with Rihanna. Selena feels the same way,” the user tweeted, referring to the domestic violence incident between Chris Brown and the 35-year-old “Diamonds” superstar in 2009.

Many people believe that Selena Gomez made a sour face when Chris Brown’s name was mentioned at the VMAs because of his assault on Rihanna in 2009 when they were dating.