Selena Gomez Dazzles At Cannes Film Festival
Selena Gomez is making a splash this week at the Cannes Film Festival – both with her fashion choices and her thoughts on the dangers of social media.
“Social media has really been terrible. It does scare me when you see how exposed these young boys and young girls are,” she said at a press conference Wednesday. “They are not aware of the news. I think it’s dangerous for sure. I don’t think people are getting the right information sometimes.”
Asked how it can be controlled, Gomez said “it’s pretty impossible to make it safe at this point.”
The pop star, who has 150 million followers on Instagram, said she uses the platform responsibly. “I don’t do a lot of pointless pictures. For me, I like to be intentional with it,” explained Gomez.
“It just scares me, that’s all … It can be great in moments but I would just be careful and allow yourself some time limits of when you should use it and when you shouldn’t.”
On Tuesday night, the 26-year-old star dazzled in Louis Vuitton on the red carpet for a screening of the zombie flick The Dead Don’t Die, in which she has a role.
Gomez wore a cropped bustier with a quilted maxi skirt slit to the thigh as well as Bulgari jewels – including an 88.16-carat diamond necklace – and metallic silver sandals.
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At a photo call for the movie on Wednesday morning, Gomez looked chic in a Chanel pant suit.
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In addition to promoting The Dead Don’t Die, which opens June 14, Gomez is at Cannes to help sell The Broken Heart Gallery, a romantic comedy she is executive producing, to distributors. The movie begins production this summer in Toronto.
Fans need not worry – Gomez is not done with music. Last month, she appeared on Coach’s Dream It Real podcast and offered some details about her next album.
"There will be no collaborations on it,” she said. “I just wanted it to be me, all me. Every song is a story I’ve experienced.
“There’s no one who’s going to tell my story better than myself. I just really wanted to kind of just live with my story a bit and create it into something that means a lot to me.”