She’s been hell bent on transforming her image over the past few years.
But Selena Gomez’s latest risque photoshoot for V Magazine has made many fans online uncomfortable – and not just because she’s topless.
The 22-year-old’s revealing shoot has been branded as reminiscent of Lolita with many fans calling it inappropriate as they believe she has been purposely made to look younger than her years.
The actress and singer’s appearance and costuming came under scrutiny on Tuesday, with one fan summing up the general consensus: ‘How disturbing is @selenagomez’ topless shoot for @vmagazine?
‘She looks like an absolute 12-year-old. What is up with that make up?’
The star poses in nothing but booty shorts as she cups her breasts with her hands while wearing large Eighties-inspired hoop earrings on the cover of the glossy magazine.
One commenter simply stated: ‘Ummm,,.this is beyond creepy. Not only does she look 12, they styled her like a 12 year old. The hat and the little bows on her hair while topless, not okay.’
And the criticisms went beyond just gut reactions as some commenters questioned the logic of the star’s PR team: ‘really uncomfortable viewing… just plain weird… she looks like a child dressing up like a child… i.e. is she meant to be a cowgirl? Just bizarre that anyone in her PR team would look at this and go… “yep good photos”‘.
A Twitter feed dedicated to the star called SelenaGomezWatch wrote that the shoot had been unanimously branded as ‘disturbing’ due to her childish appearance.
Selena’s issue of V Magazine hits newsstands on February 26.