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Selena Gomez’s “Bad Liar” Has A Ton Of Secrets And Social Media Is Flipping Out

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It would be an understatement to say Selena Gomez shows a lot of range in her video for “Bad Liar.” The 24-year-old actress has spent the last several months teasing fans with cryptic tweets and Instagram hints about her upcoming project, “Fetish.”

First off — and most obvious — Gomez plays each of the main roles.

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Father. Daughter. Mother. Gym teacher. All Gomez.

This isn’t the first time Selena has faced off against herself.

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In 2013, “The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex,” a made-for-TV movie, aired on Disney. In it, Alex, played by Gomez, accidentally creates an evil version of herself (the one with the white streak in her hair).

Gomez recreates her famous Coke pose from Instagram in “Bad Liar.”

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For a brief moment in “Bad Liar,” the “father” version of Gomez takes a sip from a bottle of Coke. Those with a good eye and a good memory will recognize this as an obvious nod to Gomez’s “when your lyrics are on the bottle ? #ad” Instagram post. The image, btw, is the second “most liked” picture on Instagram, with 6.7 million likes.

The gym teacher’s hair (right) is a nod to ’70s icon Farrah Fawcett’s classic feathered hair.

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Taylor Swift allegedly makes a brief cameo in the video:


This hasn’t been confirmed, but there’s a whole discussion on Twitter about Swift’s brief appearance. Some people think Taylor Swift appears on pretty much every poster in Selena’s room, which you can read all about here.

“Bad Liar” leans heavily on the bass line from Talking Head’s “Psycho Killer.”

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This was already talked about when Gomez released a teaser for “Bad Liar” back in May, but just a reminder for those who forgot. Fans of Talking Heads will immediately sniff out the catchy riff.

David Byrne, a founder of Talking Heads, even tweeted some love for Gomez’s track back in May.


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The “Wolves” jersey Selena wears during the basketball scene could be a reference to lupus.

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In Latin, the word “lupus” means wolf. Fans of the Harry Potter series remember Remus Lupin, whose last name was a nod towards his lycanthropy “condition,” a.k.a. werewolfism. J.K. Rowling even mentioned that Lupin’s werewolfism was a metaphor for people who suffer from an illness with a social stigma attached.

When Gomez first announced “Bad Liar”, she wore a “fall risk” wristband, another nod towards lupus.

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When this image of Gomez, wearing a wristband of the word “RISK” and with bandages on her wrist, people on social media thought she was attempting to glamorize suicide — due to her “13 Reasons Why” connection. Photographer Petra Collins came out in Gomez’s defense, explaining, “Selena came straight from the hospital to this shoot — from being there for lupus.”

The video was directed by Jesse Peretz, who was a founding member and bass guitarist for the Lemonheads.

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You might not be familiar with Peretz, but chances are you have seen his work. Peretz has directed episodes of both “Girls” and “Orange Is the New Black.” Peretz also directed the “Girls” music video for Marnie’s “What I Am.

The plot twist in “Bad Liar” is similar to Halsey’s “Colors.”

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Talk about a love triangle, “Colors” even features a similar Polaroid style reveal for the song’s major plot twist. Check out the video here to see what we’re talking about.

The final moments of the video feature a teaser for “Fetish”…

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… followed by Gomez staring into the camera and mouthing the word, “fetish.”

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In the short clip, Gomez’s entire appearance is different than we saw earlier in “Bad Liar.”

This could be tied, no pun intended, to her previous teaser for “Bad Liar.”


In this short clip, Gomez is tied, much like someone into the BDSM fetish.

No word on whether “Fetish” is a single, or perhaps an entire album. Gomez has said little on the matter.


One hint about “Fetish” comes from the store on Gomez’s website.

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Available for pre-order are these stickers, which are similar in style to the “Bad Liar” 1978 aesthetic. One of the stickers features a ? peach ? emoji-style image with the word “FETISH” above it.

Some are speculating that “Fetish” will feature Gucci Mane.


Only time, and Selena, will tell us what all this means!

READ: Her Fans Went Crazy Trying To Piece The Puzzle Together After Selena Gomez Posted A Cryptic Message On Instagram

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Selena Gomez Releases New Spanish-Language Single ‘De Una Vez’ and Teases Full Spanish Album: ‘I’m Targeting My Heritage’

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Selena Gomez Releases New Spanish-Language Single ‘De Una Vez’ and Teases Full Spanish Album: ‘I’m Targeting My Heritage’

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Good news, Selenators! Word on the street is that Selena Gomez will soon be dropping her first-ever Spanish language album. The rumors started after Gomez dropped a surprising (and beautiful!) new Spanish-language single, “De Una Vez”.

Soon after the single dropped, rumors of a full Spanish-language studio album began to swirl when murals promoting “De Una Vez” and a yet-unreleased single “Baila Conmigo” popped up across, Mexico.

To make matters even better, Selena already dropped “De Una Vez”‘s music video.

The lush and imaginative video has been garnering praise for its inclusion of Latin American visuals and symbols. Gomez hired Tania Verduzco and Adrian Perez to direct her video–a husband and wife team who hail from Mexico and Spain, respectively and go by the moniker Los Pérez.

Of hiring Spanish speakers to direct her video, Gomez revealed to Vogue online that the decision was intentional. “If I was going to completely immerse myself into a project inspired by Latin culture, I wanted to work with native Spanish speaking creators,” she said.

And indeed, Verduzco and Perez tried to infuse as much Latin spirit into the video’s conception as possible.

“Magical realism has always been part of the Latin culture, whether it be in art or telenovelas,” Gomez told Vogue. “I wanted [to capture] that sense of a supernatural world.”

They accomplished this sense of magical realism by utilizing motifs from Mexican folk art, like Milagro, which is symbolized by the glowing heart that is beating within Gomez’s chest throughout the video.

“We wanted to play with powerful language and images. We designed the heart—we call it the Milagro in Mexican culture—and its light to be a metaphor for the healing throughout the story,” Verduzco told Vogue.

Selena Gomez fans are especially excited about this project because Gomez has long hinted at her desire to release a Spanish-language album.

Back in 2011, Gomez tweeted about her plans to eventually record an entire album in Spanish. “Can’t wait for y’all to hear the Spanish record;) it’s sounding so cool,” she wrote.

She retweeted the sentiment on Thursday with the comment: “I think it will be worth the wait”–which many fans took as confirmation that a full studio album is on its way.

It’s worth noting that Gomez has already dipped her toe into the Latin music scene with 2010’s “Un Año Sin Lluvia” and 2018’s DJ Snake, Ozuna and Cardi B collab, “Taki Taki”.

As for the difficulty of recording songs in a second language, Gomez said that it was a practice that came naturally.

“I actually think I sing better in Spanish. That was something I discovered,” she said in an interview for Apple Music. “It was a lot of work, and look, you cannot mispronounce anything. It is something that needed to be precise, and needed to be respected by the audience I’m going to release this for.”

She continued: “Of course I want everyone to enjoy the music, but I am targeting my fan base. I’m targeting my heritage, and I couldn’t be more excited.”

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Selena Gomez Is Holding Tech And Social Media Accountable After Trump Mob Shuts Down Congress

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Selena Gomez Is Holding Tech And Social Media Accountable After Trump Mob Shuts Down Congress

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A pro-Trump mob stormed Capitol Hill Jan. 6 following months of President Donald Trump and his allies attacking the 2020 elections. Selena Gomez, like most Americans horrified by the attack, spoke out on social media about what happened. She made it clear that part of this falls on tech companies and social media companies.

Selena Gomez called out social media and tech companies for enabling hateful rhetoric.

President Donald Trump and his supporters have used social media to spread misinformation since he was elected in 2016. Americans have watched as President Trump used Twitter to spread falsehoods and conspiracy theories. There have been so many debunked claims that President Trump and his allies have spread with no consequence.

Recently, Twitter started to flag some of President Trump’s tweets as disputed or misleading. It was the first time a social media platform did something that checked President Trump and his rhetoric.

People quickly came to Gomez’s side to uplift her statement.

President Trump has a long history of hateful and dangerous rhetoric on social media. He has misled her supporters with false statements and has incited violence. The president has defended white supremacists on multiple occasions and even retweeted a video of a man shouting white power.

Social media platforms are finally muzzling President Trump with bans and suspensions.

Twitter has put the president on a temporary suspension after he incited the crowd that breached Capitol Hill. Meanwhile, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg enhanced the original 24-hour ban to a indefinite ban that will last at least until President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. However, people think it is a little too late for these actions.

“Disinformation and extremism researchers have for years pointed to broader network-based exploitation of these platforms,” Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., said in a statement. “As I have continually said, these platforms have served as core organizing infrastructure for violent, far right groups and militia movements for several years now – helping them to recruit, organize, coordinate and in many cases (particularly with respect to YouTube) generate profits from their violent, extremist content.”

What happened Jan. 6 at the nation’s Capitol was avoidable, but it’s clear who incited this violence.

Congress has officially certified President-elect Biden’s win. What should have been a quick process to certify an election turned into a horrifying scene. It is a day that will always define President Trump’s legacy.

READ: Far-Right Trump Supporters Violently Storm The US Capitol Forcing Lockdown

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