Selena Gomez spoke with The Newsette about how hard it was to watch the media handle her mental health journey.
During a joint interview with her mother, Mandy Teefey, the singer said, “I had to give up social media…so I would go through these periods when I wouldn’t use my accounts. But I got so angry that my story was twisted into so many different things. The first time I posted again, I was like, ‘I claim my own story, so if you don’t hear it from me, then it’s not true.”
She added, “I think that was my moment when I knew nobody was going to take my story from me. And I really do believe that I made the circle, if you will, of making the media look like s—t if they’re making fun of someone who has mental health issues.”