Selena Gomez has vented her frustrations with the “disappointing” showbiz industry as the feud reignites between Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift.
The “Shake It Off” singer has been in a long-running war of words with rapper Kanye West and his wife Kim ever since he released his track Famous earlier this year and used the line, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex… I made that b##ch famous.”
Taylor’s team maintained that Kanye never called her to get approval and she wasn’t aware of all the lyrics, but Kim sensationally released a series of Snapchat videos on Sunday night which showed Kanye’s original phone conversation with Taylor about the song.
Selena, a firm member of Taylor’s ‘squad,’ appeared to defend her best pal by slamming stars for using their fame to spread hate between celebrities rather than focus on important current affairs, such as the recent shooting in the U.S. and the terror attack in Nice, France.
“There are more important things to talk about… Why can’t people use their voice for something that f##king matters?” Selena tweeted. “Truth is last thing we need right now is hate, in any form… This industry is so disappointing yet the most influential smh (shaking my head).”
However, social media users then turned on Selena, noting that she has kept largely silent on issues such as the Black Lives Matter movement and police brutality.
She responded to one user in a now-deleted tweet, which reads, “oh lol (laugh out loud) so that means if I hashtag something I save lives? No – I could give two f##ks about ‘sides’. You don’t know what I do.”
Since Kim released the videos, Taylor issued a statement insisted she never heard the song and was not made aware of the “that b##ch” lyric. She wrote, “Being falsely painted as a liar when I was never given the full story or played any part of the song is character assassination.”
Katy Perry, who is considered another Taylor rival, also seemed to reference the drama by promoting her new song Rise with the caption, “#RISE above it all,” as the drama was unfolding.
British singer Lily Allen also got involved by blasting the stars for setting a bad example to their fans, tweeting that the drama “makes the internet feel a lot like school tonight. All involved are too old tbh (to be honest).”
— ️ (@runtheworId) July 18, 2016
— ***Buttons (@CAKEheaux) July 18, 2016
@kxurtneyyyy I really wanna know who tf asked her though…she can't even sing pic.twitter.com/wk6ZBmWpKI
— Bria Barrows (@bria_barrows) July 18, 2016
@selenagomez bitch when did you become an activist? When was the last time you spoke about what's happening?
— hannah (@hisIatingirI) July 18, 2016
@selenagomez sweetie I love you but stop
— ️ (@therevivaIstour) July 18, 2016