Selena Gomez Clarifies How She Feels About Disney


| LAST UPDATE 08/25/2021

By Chloe Becker
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Selena Gomez previously surprised fans with a comment about her time with Disney, where she seemed to diss the entertainment company. Now, the actress is clarifying what exactly she meant to say.

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"When I was a kid, I didn't know what I was doing. I was just running around on set," Gomez said a few weeks ago while promoting her new show, Only Murders in the Building. But our girl Sel got herself in some hot water with an eyebrow-raising comment about her time with the Disney Channel. "I signed my life away to Disney at a very young age," she remarked.

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Gomez added, "And I didn't know what I was doing." Some fans thought that the actress was throwing shade at the company she grew up with. Did Selena regret her time with the celebrated television channel? The unexpected comment got people wondering what happened behind the scenes as we watched Gomez play Alex Russo on the hit teen show Wizards of Waverly Place over ten years ago.

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Lucky for us, we recently got some answers to those burning questions. It turns out that Sel's words might've been taken a bit out of context: the actress didn't mean to diss Disney. This is good news since The Walt Disney Company actually owns Hulu, where her new show is set to stream. Plus, we can now go back to reminiscing about the good old Disney Channel days guilt-free.

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In an interview with, Sel said she "definitely" had absolutely no reluctance when it came to returning to television after her time on Wizards of Waverly Place. "I was looking for another show to do," the singer shared. "And by the way, I'm beyond proud of the work I did with Disney as well. It kind of shaped who I am in a way." And Gomez's Only Murders in the Building co-star Steve Martin quickly chimed in.

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"I have to jump in because I was there when Selena said that, and it was said in the most light-hearted, funny, jokey way," the renowned actor added. And if there was any doubt left, the 29-year-old artist said, "I have to say... As a female in my position, I was taken care of, and I've only had lovely experiences, so I'm grateful for that." Us, too, sweets.