To anyone who says that I’m reading into the fact that Selena Gomez‘s Instagram page has become one loud cry for help, I cordially invite you to journey over there right now and eat your words. Eat them right up, because Selena’s struggles have become so obvious that even her own fans, the Selenators, have been asking if she’s okay in the comments.
Short answer to whether she’s okay? I’m gonna have to guess no, because if anything, her photos are just getting more mysterious and worrisome, and her captions more cryptic and attention-seeking.
Here’s Selena at a pharmacy, presumably, picking up something for the sinus problems she tells us in the caption that she’s experiencing. Please note the sunglasses and full Coachella outfit inside a building. We’re not in full danger zone yet, just ‘huh’ territory. Selfies like these invariably remind me of the ones that Amanda Bynes was posting before she had her meltdown, so I’m particularly wary.
Annnnnd even more shades of Bynes, with that slack jaw and dead eyes. She still looks beautiful, don’t get me wrong, she just has that unfocused sheen and chapped lips that I’ve come to associate with drug and alcohol use. But who knows if that’s what’s up with her.
This is what I’m talking about with the weird captions — this one is: “Class never runs scared. It is sure-footed and confident, and it can handle whatever comes along. Class has a sense of humor. It knows that a good laugh is the best lubricant for oiling the machinery of human relations.” What are we talking about here, buddy?
And this one! Doesn’t it look like Selena has been crying behind her glasses? Look how puffy her eyes are, and how sad she looks! No caption on it, but her followers apparently agree with me that something is up, because they’ve been asking her if she’s okay, telling Selena they’re there for her, and even starting the hashtag #weloveyouselena in the comment section.
This kicks off a solid twenty-four hours of updates, and the caption “Always said I was going to end up there, but I guess that’s where it was meant to end.” makes me feel like Selena’s either referencing a recent breakup with Justin Bieber or threatening to do something more drastic. Either way, we need to be taking her extremely seriously.
She looks like such a sad, scared little girl here, and the way the microphone is in her hair like that makes it seem like she’s out of it. And again, she looks incredibly sad, and the fact that she put the photo on Instagram means she wants us all to notice that. (Especially because the caption is ‘I don’t know. I’m on my way you know.’)
Just an upside down photo and comment section, which gives me the heebie-jeebies. The caption says ‘You’re always listened to’, and the follow up photo says ‘And usually always right’. And everyone in the comment section is telling Selena that Justin isn’t worth it, so it seems like this is all breakup stuff.
And the most recent one. No idea who the text is from, but it seems like this is the message that Selena needs from all of us, which is why she’s asking for it — you’re special, you’re fine, please be safe and kind to yourself. And for the rest of us, let’s please keep an eye on this, yes? Because Selena is clearly not okay.