As the most followed person on Instagram, Selena Gomez has achieved a level of fame most people probably can’t wrap their heads around. That means she also faces constant media scrutiny, something fellow Disney Channel alum Hilary Duff really, really doesn’t envy her for.
During an interview on Sirius XM’s “JustJenny” this week, Duff said she sympathizes for young stars like Gomez who are growing up in a more gossip-obsessed world.
“I think it’s hard. I just feel for them,” the Younger actress said. “When I was just coming on to the scene was when all the gossip stuff started, but now it’s at such an extreme level. And there’s just such a focus on personal life. It must be a really tough struggle.”
Asked specifically about Gomez, Duff was nothing but supportive and empathetic for the Revival singer.
“I think the saving grace is that she makes great music and so people love her,” Duff sweetly said, adding that tabloids will always make up bogus stories. “People read it and it falls out of their heads so fast now. The public is smart [about] gossip magazines and that they’re just trying to make money. I’m sure people gossip about it with their friends for a second, but at the end of the day, they love those people and they love their music.”
Gotta love when pop princesses have one another’s backs. Right, Sel?