How rude! Selena’s former ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ co-star Jeff Garlin thinks her sexy new image is ‘disgusting’ and says seeing her in ‘Spring Breakers made him feel ‘dirty!’ Is he really dissing her?
It’s no secret that Selena Gomez, 22, left her Disney Channel image behind when Wizards of Waverly Place ended in 2012. The 22-year-old pop star has kick-started an amazing career that includes performing across the world in sold-out arenas and landing big-budget movie roles — and having tons of fun in between! But in the midst of her transformation, Jeff is worried that Selena might be taking her sexiness a little too far.
Selena Gomez: Co-Star From ‘Wizards Of Waverly Place’ Disses Her Sexualization
We all know that Selena Gomez is passionate about performing for her fans, and she loves to look good while doing it. The singer is known to sport some sexy crop-tops and cutout dresses, which flatter her body perfectly.
So what’s wrong with Sel showing a little skin?
Jeff said of his former co-star in an interview with HuffPost Live:
I worked with her for three years, and I love her. She is, at least in terms of what I saw, a great kid. But then I see her sexualized. I know she was in ‘Spring Breakers’ and all that. By the way, I saw ‘Spring Breakers,’ and I’m by myself in the theater, and I couldn’t have felt dirtier. I went to go see her work, and her work was great. But the thing is, when I see her sexualized, I look at her and I look at Ariana Grande, both beautiful girls. Really beautiful girls. But they have baby fat. They look like kids. Great bikini shots of Selena Gomez? I don’t go there. I see the thing, but I see those chubby cheeks. She’s a kid. This is disgusting, that it’s happening so young.
Even though it seems like Jeff is looking out for Selena and has her best interest at heart, Selena is 22 years old and she deserves to flaunt what she has! All child stars grow up, and can only stay young for so long! We’re proud of Selena for stepping up to more adult roles with films like Spring Breakers.
‘Wizards Of Waverly Place’ Reunion: Will Selena Gomez & Cast Return To TV?
For the sake of Wizards of Waverly Place fans, we can only hope that Jeff will put his issues with Selena aside! HollywoodLife.com exclusively reported that a reunion of the hit Disney show may be in the works!
Though no details are confirmed yet, some of the show’s stars, including Maria Canals-Barrera, who played Selena Gomez’s mother on the show, would be happy to work with the amazing cast once again. We are crossing our fingers for this to happen!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Is Jeff wrong to call Selena “too sexy?” Let us know!
— Julianne Ishler