10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez is the Furthest Thing from a Role Model

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 08:  Actress Selena Gomez attends the 3rd Annual Unlikely Heroes Awards Dinner and Gala at Sofitel Hotel on November 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images)

In 2007, Selena Gomez gained mainstream success after becoming the star of the Disney Chanel series, Wizards of Waverly Place.  Almost instantly, Gomez became one of the most popular young stars on the network, and soon her fame expanded. In 2009, Gomez expanded her career with the release of an album, which helped her earn even more fans. Over the years, Gomez’ star has continued to rise, and her career seems to be constantly evolving.  However, now that she is no longer affiliated with Disney, many believe that her attempts to free herself of her old image have been nothing but counterproductive.  As a result of some of her actions, many people believe that Selena Gomez is not a good person for her young fans to look up to.  Here are 10 reasons why Selena Gomez is the furthest thing from a role model.

She dated Justin Bieber

In itself, dating Justin Bieber isn’t the worst thing in the world, but Gomez’ behavior during their relationship wasn’t the best example for many of her young fans. Although she was just a teenager while they were together, Gomez and Bieber were always all over each other – something many people did not enjoy seeing.

She dresses inappropriately

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to keep up with the latest styles and trends, but sometimes Selena Gomez’ outfits are a little bit risqué.  Over the last several years, many of Gomez’ fans parents have felt that her choice in clothing hasn’t been appropriate for a young artist who has a mostly young female fan base. Earlier this year, when she appeared topless on the cover of V Magazine, covering herself only with her arms, people were outraged by the photograph.

She was in Spring Breakers

The 2012 film, Spring Breakers, may be considered a cult classic but some people lost a lot of respect for Gomez for her decision to star in the movie. Although Gomez probably chose to do the film as a way to further distance herself from her previous Disney Channel image. The movie was full of scenes that would easily be too mature for Gomez’ younger fans, and even before the film was released, Gomez appeared in advertisements suggesting she would be up to no good in the film. Although her character was relatively tame, the movie was full of plenty of other characters behaving badly.

Her song lyrics can get a little a raunchy

Raunchy song lyrics are definitely not uncommon, but hearing them from a former Disney star who claims to be a positive role model – well, that’s a different story. In 2013. Gomez’ song, “Come And Get It,” turned a lot of heads with its lyrics which include: “You ain’t gotta worry, it’s an open invitation/I’ll be sittin’ right here, real patient/All day, all night, I’ll be waitin’ standby/Baby whenever you’re ready, come and get it.” Many people felt that her lyrics promoted sexual behavior and also suggested that women were supposed to be available for men whenever they wanted.

She isn’t a good friend

Selena Gomez’ friendships with other celebrities have gotten a lot of attention throughout her career.  While her friendships always seem to be off to a good start, she seems to have trouble maintaining them.  In just a few years, Gomez has had beef with several of her friends including Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato.  Last year, during an interview, Lovato made it clear that she and Gomez were no longer BFFs and Lovato noted that Gomez had changed – and it obviously wasn’t for the better.

Even Kylie and Kendall Jenner think she’s a bad influence

Among the friends she’s feuded with are Kendall and Kylie Jenner.  Although Kendall typically makes headlines for positive things, Kylie on the other hand, has a reputation for being out of control disrespectful.  However, even Kylie, with her poor track record, has said that Selena Gomez is a bad influence.  Last year, when the friendship between Gomez and the Jenner sisters began to go south, Gomez made it clear that she thought they were bad influences. However, they felt the same way about her and said that her behavior was out of control.

She smokes and drinks excessively

According to those who have been close with Gomez over the course of carer, she has a serious smoking and drinking habit.  Some sources even say that her behavior was the reason for her split with Bieber.  Apparently, she would regularly try to out smoke and out drink him.

She’s been to rehab

In 2013, Selena Gomez voluntarily entered a rehab facility.  However, her publicist said that the decision had nothing to do with substance abuse, but that Gomez needed time to recover from her relationship with Bieber. Despite that statement, many believe that Gomez’ trip to rehab did have something to do with drugs and or alcohol.

She’s been mean to her fans

As a celebrity, it’s important to treat your fans with kindness and respect.  After all, without fans, there would be no such thing as celebrities in the first place. Selena Gomez is one of the celebrities who is fortunate enough to have a very dedicated fan base; however, there have been several instances where Gomez has been accused of being rude to her fans.  Even some of “Selenators” have said that she can be very mean.

She never wanted to be a role model

In the past Selena Gomez has said that she does try her best to be a positive role model for her fans.  However, she never intended to be a role model in the first place.  Although there are plenty of other celebrities who have been put in the same situation, Gomez’ behavior often gets more attention because of her Disney Channel past, and the fact that many of her fans are young.

 (Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images)

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