Selena Gomez is a gorgeous and talented woman, but fans noticed that at the 2018 MET Gala, she did not look her best.
Specifically, a number of people roasted her over looking like she had been on the receiving end of a bad spray tan. Some even suspected sabotage.
Selena has posted her response
Selena usually looks better on camera than this.
This has happened at least once before — Selena’s face appearing to have different, less flattering contours.
This time, fans could not help but notice, and those who don’t care if their words are unkind took to social media to point it out.
“Whoever gave selena gomez that spray tan tonight is holding a secret grudge against her.”
We don’t believe that makeup artist Hung Vanngo was trying to sabotage her.
“Selena Gomez is looking like a reminder of why I’m scared to fake tan.”
“Selena Gomez was counting one Mississippi, two Mississippi, three Mississippi while getting a tan yikes.”
Others were clearly not trying to be too harsh to Selena but admitted that she had looked better.
“Selena Gomez isnt ugly but her makeup team did her so bad.”
Someone else defended her … while roasting her.
“Everyone jumping down @selenagomez throat for her spray tan actin like half of y’all haven’t walked out of a tanning salon looking like a straight dorito. You’ve been there, I’ve been there, we’ve all been there.”
Another believes that there may be a medical explanation.
“Guys she (selena gomez) had a kidney transplant! The medication after bloat you like crazy and swell you like crazy stop being so judgmental! If you dont accept what she looks like. Dont drag her down because its not “what you approve” …”
Selena Gomez herself responded by posting a video, which you can see in its entirety below.
In the caption of her Instagram video, she writes:
“Me when I saw my pictures from MET.”
The video itself shows her running away from the camera, letting the train of her dress flow behind her.
It seems clear that she felt similarly about her makeup job to a number of her critics.
But … she also disabled comments on that video.
An insider tells People that Selena’s makeup fiasco was not apparent until the photos turned up.
“In person, she honestly felt great but not everything looks the same as it does in person.”
Being photogenic is a real thing, and makeup that looks good in person does not always play well on camera.
And they reveal why she shared that video.
“She was just clapping back at people who were commenting on her tan and hair and wanted to make a joke about it.”
We wouldn’t call that much of a clapback. It just seemed like she was gently acknowledging the situation.
In real life, Selena Gomez is as beautiful as she is magical and lyrical.
Admittedly, her dress was a disappointment when compared to Rihanna or Zendaya’s looks.
But not everyone who attends the MET Gala actually dresses for the assigned motif.
And, quite frankly, Selena still played by the rules a lot more than most of the men who were in attendance.
We’re sorry that her makeup caused so much criticism.
Selena’s done a couple of things in her life that warrant controversy. Showing up with contouring that doesn’t play well on camera should not be one of them.