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Are Selena Gomez’s Friends Toxic?

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By kenadijiba

First, and foremost who on Earth would have the hot red nerve to cut Selena Gomez out of any group picture? Especially when she looked exceptionally bomb. Well, if you're shaking your head even at the notion of that then you are a better friend than any of her so-called “squad” members. In the last few days, a litany of videos have gone viral concerning Selena Gomez’s toxic friends and their “controlling” nature. Accusations of them being apart of her life solely to piggyback off her fame is a central theme of this pressing drama.

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The Outside Looking In

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Now, from the outside looking in some of the moments people have ruled as rude or overtly offensive have been overdramatized. For instance there’s a video floating around of Gomez in a car with a friend and she proceeds to ask her if she should play 10 seconds of an unreleased song of hers. The friend in a warning like tone persisted with no, and Selena with a “puppy dog” like demeanor looked disappointed. In all honesty nobody can make anyone do anything. If Selena didn't play the song, she just didn't and it's not like her friend held a gun to her head.

The Infamous Photo

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As for the picture debacle where Selena was clearly photoshopped out of a group photo, and her friend posted it with a caption of “fam”, people were hurt for her. Unless Selena explicitly said do not post that photo, it doesn't make sense as to why the friend would totally disregard her as if she isn't even a part of her life. Another moment was when it was Selena’s birthday and like every other millennial woman in this Instagram age of capturing everything, she wanted to go live. Her friends were not having it though.

Awkward Tension

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One of them off the bat came off with an awkward facial expression and questioning why she was going live in the first place. So, at the end of the day there are some true components of not so healthy dynamics between Selena and her friends but she has to be the one to truly decide where she wants to go with her personal relationships. Something else to lastly hit on, is the fact that her friends have a connection to her ex boyfriend Justin Bieber.

Selena Broke Off Contact With Her "True" Friends

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As women, is there not a unanimous girl code when discussing ex’s? If you are someone's best friend don't you always side with your “girl” when she ends things with an alleged `toxic '' partner. Is loyalty not a driving force in this group? Fans do believe Selena did have ride or die people around her like Francia Raisa, Demi Lovato, and Taylor Swift but somehow there could've been a disconnect because of who she is around at the moment. Will Selena address these rising criticisms or just let it die with the next news cycle?

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