Selena Gomez Talks About Rehab, Social Media and Her New Show

Selena Gomez opened up about her 90 days in rehab during a panel discussion of the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why. The singer/actress is producing the drama series that is based on the Young Adult book of the same name.

Gomez says she hates social media adding, “I can’t stand what [teens are] looking at. I can’t stand what they think is reality and the show is as real as it could possibly get. It’s hard when you’re looking at something everyday. You’re missing life in front of you. There are 17 year olds who look older than me. That freaks me out.”

The story is about a girl who records 13 videos and sends them to 13 classmates before taking her own life. She said the emotional trauma on the show hit home adding, “I had to deal with it on a different scale. Whether it was kids or just growing up in the biggest high school in the world which was the Disney Channel, it was also adults that had the audacity to kind of tell me how I should live my life. It was very confusing for me. … I had no idea who I was gonna be, what I’m still going to become.”

Gomez, who recently found happiness and love after rehab with The Weeknd said, “I would do anything to have a good influence on this generation. It’s hard, but I definitely relate to everything going on.”