People Slam Selena Gomez for Support of March for Our Lives & Not #BLM
March 24, 2018 is going to be a day we remember forever. March for Our Lives was a student-led demonstration that took place in Washington D.C. (and had over 800 sibling events occur around the world) on that now-infamous date in response to the Parkland, Florida, school shooting that happened in February.
Tons of celebrities, including Bella Thorne, Demi Lovato, Kim Kardashian and Miley Cyrus, showed up at one of the many rallies to lend their support, and some others who couldn’t attend still supported the movement. Selena Gomez is usually one to stay silent on political issues, but decided to not only speak out about the need to end gun violence, but also attend the march in Los Angeles.
She wrote on Instagram, “I don’t want this to just be an Instagram post anymore. PLEASE. ENOUGH. These people, families and CHILDREN have suffered enough. Today we march for our lives. I’m going to continue to trust god with the future and also play my part in bringing change. #marchforourlives #notjustahashtag”
The 25-year-old’s involvement was praised by many people, but some couldn’t help but notice the odd parallel between her posts on IG over the weekend and her lack of support for the Black Lives Matter movement in July 2016.
She literally questioned the importance of using hashtags back then and now she straight-up said “#notjustahashtag.” Is this just a coincidence, or is this SelGo’s way of ~responding~ to the criticism she faced almost two years ago. Many are leaning toward the latter and calling her a hypocrite for supporting #MarchForOurLives but not #BLM.
The same girl who said Hashtags doesn’t save lives what a hypocrite
— FAYE (@icytapez) March 24, 2018
Good morning to everyone besides the trash hypocrite Selena Gomez
— へいわ ➖ (@JussAlexia) March 26, 2018
She’s literally a hypocrite and a bad hypocrite at that. I’m so disgusted and disappointed by her. Nothing Selena Gomez say can justify her actions, nothing
— fvlani (@fatoumaxo_) March 26, 2018
selena gomez is a WHOLE ASS hypocrite. sis ghosted during the blm movement and said hashtags wont help, but literally said “its not just a hashtag” for the march for our lives movement ?? ?? ???-!?!! ?!:??:!;!?
— ً (@wlfhardfinn) March 26, 2018
1st. This is the most recent Selena said that a # won’t save lives when it came to BLM but miss hypocrite was very vocal about the march for our lives? Hmm I thought #s don’t save lives Selena? pic.twitter.com/mvL3gQOTgm
— Una (@Gvccilisa) March 26, 2018
the fact that she said “not just a hashtag” is literally implying that black lives matter is “”””just a hashtag””””. blm is a fully formed organization and movement with specific ideas for reform of police practices. and selena is a hypocrite. https://t.co/1GQz8lPEpY
— Sadie (@mediocresadie) March 26, 2018
regarding selena gomez, i feel like she is indeed hypocrite for not wanting to speak up about BLM but at the same time maybe she wants to change
— (@rihxweeknd) March 25, 2018
All we can hope is that Selena learned from her past mistakes.