• Tue, Jun 24 - 3:12 pm ET

Someone Should Tell Selena Gomez That Wearing A Bikini In A Photo Isn’t Brave

The bravest.

The bravest.

Wanna know the moment I knew for sure that we’re overusing the word ‘brave’? When Selena Gomez used it to describe a photo in which the bravest thing she’s doing is wearing a bikini.

If you’re the kind of astute observer that we value here at Crushable, you may have noticed that Selena has been really going through something on Instagram in the past few months. She was posting weird videos, overtly sexual selfies, and the kind of brooding, cryptic captions that could have graced my AIM away messages once upon a time.

But recently, she’s flaming out in a way that even the naked, un-pop-culture-trained eye can see, most notably by dating Justin Bieber…again. Even though she was so traumatized by dating him the first 5421345 times around that her vagina spiritually sealed itself up so she could be a born again virgin, she jumped right back on board the Bieberbus at the first opportunity, and if anything, her Instagram posts have gotten even more confusing.

Like today, for example, when she put up a shot of herself with braids, sunglasses, and an orange bikini with the caption, ‘soy valiente’, which translates to ‘I’m brave’ in Spanish.

Alright girl, I’ll humor you — what do you think you’re brave about? Maybe for baring your perfect body with a bikini? Or for showing off your dead eyes and chapped lips instead of going for the traditional no makeup selfies that are favored by your colleagues? Or maybe for sitting next to that pair of knees with no discernible body attached? These are all options.

So yeah, Selena, let us know which of those it is, otherwise I’ma keep shaking my head in confusion every time to put something up.

(Image: Reddit)

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  • Alana Vincenza

    It’s much braver that she hangs out with crazypants Bieber. No sane person would willingly engage with that.

  • M_G

    Anticipated buzzwords for this post: “hater”, “body shaming”, “jealous”, and of course the tried and true stand-by’s of poor grammar, endless cussing, and endless accusations of poor journalism skills. I feel like we could probably make a board game out of these types of responses….”I rolled a 4! One, two, three, four….okay, draw a card……crap! I have to go back to Journalism 101 and miss my next turn!”

    • Alyssa

      I’m making my bingo board as we speak!

  • capoupascap

    Ugh I really dislike those sunglasses. And she wears them all the time.

  • Not a parent. MockMyInsights.

    Not to add fuel to the fire here but:
    I’d like to point out that Demi Levato recently posted a similar photo online and the entire online celeb news community cooed about how brave she was. Why? Because Demi has been very open about the fact that she struggled with an eating disorder, and self image issues.
    You have no idea what goes on in someone else’s life. It could be intensely brave for Selena to post this photo for a whole slew of reasons (many which likely have nothing to do with the contents of said photo). She also could have (privately) struggled with an eating disorder..but that isn’t the point. I get that you post this to get clicks–congratulations you succeeded. But can we lay off the bashing for like a day? Maybe?

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      But in the same post where you accuse me of bashing Selena, you also say I was cooing over Demi, right? So apparently I do lay off bashing sometimes! Although one word I’m sure I didn’t use about Demi in that context was ‘brave’. The omnipresence of that word these days really rankles me.

    • FemelleChevalier

      You’re really brave for having an opinion about what constitutes as bravery, you brave woman, you! :)

  • Raquel

    I’m wondering if she meant caliente? The c and v are right next to each other.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Ooh that’s an interesting theory; I like it!