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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 Tells Senate to Pass Equality Act, Credits Gay Community with Launching Her Music Career

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Selena Gomez Tells Senate to Pass Equality Act, Credits Gay Community with Launching Her Music Career

After the Equality Act was recently passed in the House, Selena Gomez is now telling the Senate to pass the bill that would give added federal protections to the LGBTQ+ community. The Mexican-American pop star also talked about her history with the gay community and how they helped support her music career.

The Equality Act would extend protections from the Civil Rights Act to the LGBTQ+ community.

The Equality Act was first introduced in 2015. The bill would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to extend protections against discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity when it came to employment, housing, education, and other public and federal accommodations. In 2019, the Senate under President Donald Trump refused to vote on the bill.

The Equality Act recently passed through the House and now Gomez wants the Senate to pass it as well.

In February, the Equality Act was reintroduced to the House of Representatives. The bill passed through the House for a second time on Feb. 25. In a recent interview with the Recording Academy, the institution that hosts the Grammy Awards, Gomez is telling the Senate to vote on the bill this time and pass it through.

“We’ve come a long way in the last 10 years, but we have so much further to go,” Gomez said about the progress of LGBTQ+ rights in the country. “The Senate must pass the Equality Act. It’s absurd that this is even being debated in 2021.”

Gomez says the gay community helped support her 2009 breakthrough hit “Naturally.”

While Gomez was promoting her Latin music EP Revelación, she also revisited a few of her past hits. In 2009, she launched her music career with her band The Scene. Later that year, Gomez got her first top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with her breakthrough smash “Naturally.” While talking about her relationship with the gay community, she says they were the first ones to show that song love.

“Earlier you mentioned my song ‘Naturally’ and I remember when it was released, it truly started getting played in the gay bars before anywhere else,” she said. “I would hear from older friends that they heard when they went out. I was so jealous that I was too young to be out and dancing to it with everyone. The LGBTQ+ community has been there for me and I don’t take them for granted.”

The Equality Act is waiting to be debated by the Senate. This is Gomez’s first time speaking in support of the bill. Last year, she launched the Black Equality Fund to support groups like the Movement for Black Lives.  In March, she also asked for the Senate to pass the People Act.

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Read: Selena Gomez and Myke Towers’ “Dámelo To’” is Everything: Listen to the ‘Revelación’ Standout

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Selena Gomez and Myke Towers’ “Dámelo To'” is Everything: Listen to the ‘Revelación’ Standout

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Selena Gomez and Myke Towers’ “Dámelo To'” is Everything: Listen to the ‘Revelación’ Standout

Selena Gomez’s Revelación EP is finally here! That also means her collaboration with Puerto Rican superstar Myke Towers is out. Their Spanish song “Dámelo To'” was so worth the wait.

Gomez said this EP was a Latin “labor of love.”

“This new music is a labor of love for all my Latin fans,” Gomez said in a statement. “Whether you speak Spanish or not, I hope you can feel the emotion and passion. For me, that is the beauty of Latin music.”

Towers is one of three featured artists on Gomez’s Revelación EP. The Mexican-American pop star previously dropped music videos for “Baila Conmigo” featuring Boricua singer Rauw Alejandro and “Selfish Love” with French producer DJ Snake. Her fans had to wait for the whole EP to get the Towers collaboration.

Gomez and Towers are a dream team.

Gomez wrote “Dámelo To'” with Towers, Puerto Rican hit-maker Tainy, and his production team NEON16. Reggaeton beats wrapped around a hypnotic flute soundtrack Gomez’s demands for more. Apparently, Towers is not giving her what she wants, so he steps up to the plate with a slick guest verse. “I’ll give mom grandkids,” he promises in Spanish. This Gomez-Towers dream team gives us everything we needed.

“To be reunited with Selena on this project was amazing,” Tainy added. “We wanted to merge work I’ve been doing with the pop arena Selena has always mastered. To create something that was authentic to who she is. I’m a huge fan of her work and to have this responsibility has been an incredible honor.”

The Revelación EP features 7 all-Spanish songs done by Gomez. This isn’t her first time singing in Spanish, but it’s her first major Latin music project.

Read: Selena Gomez’s Top 5 Greatest Hits in Spanish Before ‘Revelación’

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