Selena Gomez Felt ‘Violated’ as Disney Teen Star

Selena Gomez rose to become one of Disney's biggest teen stars. Now, she opens up about feeling "violated" by paparazzi before she even turned 18.

 

"I remember just feeling really violated when I was younger, even just being on the beach. I was maybe 15 or 16 and people were taking pictures — photographers," Gomez said in a new interview with the Business of Fashionmagazine.

"I don't think anyone really knew who I was," she continued. "But I felt very violated and I didn't like it or understand it, and that felt very weird, because I was a young girl and they were grown men. I didn't like that feeling."

She added that she believes that the range of emotions that people experience should be addressed by middle schools and high schools.

"People are struggling with something every day and they think, 'Oh it's just high school, or I'm not great enough, or it's because I'm so great.' It's all about learning," she said. "I hope we are the generation that gets to bring that up a little bit more, but I do believe it's always been there."

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