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Selena Gomez deletes Instagram post after fans accuse her of being 'tone deaf'

Anish Vij

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Selena Gomez deletes Instagram post after fans accuse her of being 'tone deaf'

Featured Image Credit: @selenagomez/Instagram/Hulu

Some are calling Selena Gomez 'tone deaf' after she deleted an Instagram post following a wave of backlash.

The Only Murders In The Building star was called out by the SAG-AFTRA - the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists - who have gone out on strike with the Writers’ Guild of America over lack of pay disputes.

Gomez' post in question was that of a BTS video of season three of her recently released Hulu comedy on Wednesday (30 August).

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The video was captioned: "Missing and wanting @onlymurdershulu."

However, according to Variety, the post with over a million likes was deleted after 15 hours, following backlash in the comments section.

Season three of Only Murders In The Building follows Charles (Steve Martin), Oliver (Martin Short) and Mabel (Selena Gomez) as they investigate a murder behind the scenes at a Broadway show.

Paul Rudd and Meryl Streep also star.

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The offending and since deleted post. Credit: Instagram @selenagomez
The offending and since deleted post. Credit: Instagram @selenagomez

Gomez and her other cast members have not given promotional interviews due to the strike, as per the conditions of the strike. These also go onto state that ‘principal on-camera work’, including but not limited to acting, dancing and stunts as well as promotional or publicity work while the strikes are ongoing.

Actors began industrial action on July 14, after failing to negotiate new contracts with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).

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The actor's most recent post. Credit: Instagram @selenagomez
The actor's most recent post. Credit: Instagram @selenagomez

Speaking outside Sony Pictures studio on Wednesday (20 August), Breaking Bad stars Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston commented on the movement.

“The Breaking Bad family is a loving, supportive one,” Paul told Deadline.

“It’s incredible to walk around Sony that gave us jobs for many many years and I hope to work with Sony down the road, I love Sony.

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“They’re not the villains here, they’re just not really understanding the reality of the situation.

“Once the higher-ups sort of come back to earth and come back to reality I really do feel that we’re going to find a common ground and march forward in this.”

Paul added: “We’re not going anywhere.

“We’re standing in solidarity with every SAG member out there. And we’re just fighting the good fight.”

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Since Gomez's post was deleted, the actor posted another of her taking a picture of a post-it-note reading: "Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes."

Tyla has contacted both SAG-AFTRA and Selena's representatives for comment.

Topics: Celebrity, TV And Film, Selena Gomez, Entertainment

Anish Vij
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