Selena Gomez joined Amy Schumer, Tracee Ellis Ross, Quinta Brunson, Molly Shannon, and Bridget Everett for a roundtable chat with The Hollywood Reporter on June 16 to talk about their experiences in the industry.
Gomez began acting in 2002 and rose to stardom when she was 15 years old as Alex Russo on Disney Channel's "Wizards of Waverly Place."
During the conversation, the actor frankly discussed her experience of being sexualized by the entertainment business at a young age, as well as the pressure she felt to make seductive album covers when she first started her singing career.
The remarkable group of women fell into a debate about harmful beauty standards put on women in the entertainment business after touching on their different projects, which included "Black-ish," "Life After Beth," "Abbott Elementary," and more.
"It must have been terrible for someone like Selena, who was sexualized at such a young age," Schumer adds, applauding Gomez's development as a person since then.
"However, you've rejected it [objectification] and developed your own personal style and presence.
Gomez has had more time to concentrate on her public image and how she wants to express herself as she has separated herself from the poisonous beauty culture fueled by social media and the entertainment business.
Gomez poses in her underwear with her arms and legs bent in front of her to hide her naked chest in the album booklet's black-and-white photos.