Selena Gomez on the VMAs pink carpet

Fans Support Selena Gomez As She Claps Back At Viral 'VMAs' Reaction

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By Taylor Hodgkins on September 13, 2023 at 7:30 PM EDT

Selena Gomez was caught on camera last night during MTV's annual Video Music Awards making a visible reaction, and now the "Single Soon" singer is attempting to shut down any ensuing internet chatter.

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Selena Gomez on the pink carpet at the VMAs, 09.12.23
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Gomez, 30, stunned on the pink carpet at Tuesday night's 'VMA's, and would later snag a 'moon man' for her hit collab with Rema, "Calm Down."

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Selena Gomez celebrates 2023 MTV VMAs win with Rema
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The "Only Murders In The Building" actress seems to hoping that social media sleuths will-ahem- 'calm down' about a moment making the rounds on Instagram.

As the announcer calls Chris Brown's name for the "Best RnB category," Gomez appears to be scrunching her nose as Rema is seen slowly nodding before clapping.

To Gomez, the moment was simply a moment. The "Rare" singer responded to an outlet's news clipping about her reaction, and many followers on the outlet's Instagram post stood behind Gomez with support.

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Gomez Has A History With Shutting Down Internet Chatter

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Earlier this year, The Blast covered several aspects of a viral social media theory attempting to support an idea of Gomez's longtime "foe," Hailey Bieber, deliberately attempting to 'copy' several aspects of Gomez's life, and subtly reference Gomez in social media posts, including an Instagram story post featuring Kylie Jenner.

The pair were thought to be 'bullying' Gomez for the style of the actress' eyebrows in a then-recent TikTok video. (via The Blast)

Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber
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Gomez took to her Instagram story to plead with followers to put a pin in the vitriol toward Mrs. Bieber. Gomez and her on-and-off boyfriend, Justin Bieber, finally ended their relationship in 2018, and Bieber married Bieber (neé Baldwin) mere months later.

The pair have been linked on the internet ever since.

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In Gomez's story slide she wrote, "Hailey Bieber reached out to me and let me know she has been receiving death threats and such hateful negativity. This isn't what I stand for," the "Lose You To Love Me" singer continued. "No one should have to experience hate or bullying. I've always advocated for kindness and really all want this all to stop," she concluded the post.

Gomez Shares Her Feelings Regarding Viral Expression

The Instagram account Commentsbycelebs posted a screenshot containing the original post, and Gomez's reaction.

Gomez wrote "Who cares lol" in the comments of the outlet's post. As of press time, the comment has 277 responses.

"@selenagomez You just politely expressed what we were all feeling," an Instagram user commented.

"oh no, she doesn't celebrate an abuser, gotta make her feel bad about it. get a grip," another weighed in.

"Chris might have an anger issue but he has an amazing talent and should be nominated for awards! Just like anyone else with a great gifted talent!" a follower wrote.

"or maybe, just maybe. she thought to herself “that’s hard” because I make the same face when there are two great songs in a category," another user theorized.

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"People always gotta make something out of nothing," another follower contributed.

"Queen said *we neither like nor support an abuser. Is that too much to comprehend?" another user wrote.

"People are allowed to like or dislike whoever they please. He can make a face over her if he wants. Stop dictating what everyone can and cannot do!!! So to her point is right….who cares! Everyone is not for everyone!!!!" another user wrote.

"She was reacting for all of us," a follower commented.

"People really just have to take accountability for supporting somebody who beat up probably multiple women. Just own it," another user contributed.

Gomez Responded To The Viral Moment

Selena Gomez's Instagram story about the viral VMAS Chris Brown moment

Following the outpouring of commentary on social media, Gomez hopped on her own social media to denounce the discussions.

She wrote, "I will never be a meme again. I'd rather sit still than be dragged for being myself. Much love," Gomez concluded without directly referencing the situation.

The third season of "Only Murders In The Building" is currently streaming on Hulu.

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