In Oakland yesterday, Selena Gomez spoke to hundreds of fans at the first annual We Day California about her time in rehab. The event, which tied to the We Act program, offers educational resources and materials to schools, in order to encourage kids and young leaders to spearhead local and global change.
Gomez, who attended rehab back in January for two weeks, addressed some of the pressures that may have pushed her to rehab. The Daily Mail reports:
‘I’m surrounded by people who are supposed to guide me and some of them have and others haven’t,’ she revealed. ‘They pressure me: “You gotta be sexy, you gotta be cute, you gotta be nice, you gotta be all these things.”
‘You can all relate,’ she told them. ‘You all have pressure that you have to deal with every day – with school, with work, with friends, with parents, with family. They tell me what to wear, how to look, what I should say, how I should be.
‘Until recently I had given into that pressure, I lost sight of who I was. I listened to opinions of people and I tried to change who I am because I thought others would accept me for it. And I realised I don’t know how to be anything but myself.
‘All I really want you to know is that you are changing the world, I’m not changing the world, you’re changing the world and that’s amazing.’
She later continued:
‘I’m here to just tell you my path so that you can hopefully take something away from it, because I don’t like being honest with press and interviews. I like being honest with you directly,’ she said.
Good for her for seeking help. I hope that two weeks was enough. I’m confused by her continued… whatever it is between her and Bieber. She’s a beautiful and talented girl. You gotta hope these young, wealthy, famous kids have a good support network around them.
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