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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

Does “Bad Liar” have anymore secrets? Let us know in the comments below.

Selena Gomez Offered A Special Commencement Speech To Immigrads Celebrating Their Special Achievement

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Selena Gomez Offered A Special Commencement Speech To Immigrads Celebrating Their Special Achievement

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It is graduation season and Covid-19 has changed how we conduct graduation ceremonies. This year, few high school seniors will be able to walk across the stage as states and counties protect their health and offer graduation alternatives. Celebrities have stepped up to give these seniors special commencement speeches.

Selena Gomez wanted to give immigrads a special commencement speech honoring their experience.

“Congratulations to all of the Immigrads,” Gomez says int he video. “I know that this is a virtual ceremony, but it is very real and it is very real to all of the families, and all of you, and your communities. I want you guys to know that you matter and that your experiences are a huge part of the American story.”

Gomez used her speech to connect with the immigrant graduates by relating to their stories.

“When my family came here from Mexico, they set into motion my American story, as well as theirs,” Gomez says. “I’m a proud third-generation American-Mexican, and my family’s journey and their sacrifices helped me get me to where I am today. Mine is not a unique story. Each and every one of you have a similar tale of becoming an American.”

Gomez gave her address for Define American, an immigrant-led organization.

Define American “is a narrative and culture change organization that uses media and the power of storytelling to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America,” reads the website.

Gomez fans are here to support the singer and her speech.

Gomez has used her platform to confront major topics in American politics and society. She produced “13 Reasons Why” to enter the conversation about teenage suicide and has used her social media platform to celebrate undocumented immigrants chasing the American Dream.

Gomez ended her speech giving all of the immigrads some words of encouragement.

“So, regardless of where your family is from, regardless of your immigration status, you have taken action to earn an education, to make your families proud, and to open up your worlds,” Gomez says. “So, I’m sending all of my love to you guys today, and congratulations, and I hope that you guys are set off to be everything that you want to be.”

READ: TV Special “Graduate Together” Gave The Class Of 2020 A Special Send-Off

How Selena Gomez’s Decision To Let Her Natural Curls Loose During Quarantine Is The Ultimate Form Of Self-Care

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How Selena Gomez’s Decision To Let Her Natural Curls Loose During Quarantine Is The Ultimate Form Of Self-Care

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Even while in quarantine, singer, actress, and soon-to-be makeup mogul Selena Gomez is managing to promote her new cosmetics brand, Rare Beauty. Before quarantine, Gomez would have followed the go-to-recipe for media promotion of her beauty products while in public: flaunting them on red carpets and rocking them on the street for paparazzi to capture and post on celebrity blogs.

Today, the producer/ businesswoman is promoting her new brand by proving the comfort it brings to her in her own home. Which makes for some pretty smart marketing if you ask me.

In a recent post to her Instagram page, Gomez shared a series of selfies wearing her natural curls and makeup from Rare Beauty.

“I had an urge to put my make up on,” Gomez wrote in the post’s caption. “My papa noticed then proceeded to ask “why do you look like that?” He whistled as he walked away. So there’s that. Wearing all @rarebeauty.”

In the picture, Gomez appears to be wearing a creamy nude lip product, winged liner, foundation, and concealer (which we know are meant to come in quite a few shades).

Gomez’s beauty launch might be impacted by the current pandemic but the singer is clearly unruffled.

The global pandemic has led many brands to put a pause on production to comply with necessary health measures.

Still, much to our delight, Rare Beauty seems to be trucking along with their plans for a summer on rarebeauty.com and Sephora. This gesture is something that we are particularly grateful for considering the fact that makeup has proven time and again to give us a sense of empowerment and confidence that we can all need in this time filled with so much doubt. From the looks of it, Gomez is using her own Rare Beauty products to help with her own self-care and we really can’t wait to do the same!