Amidst a celebrity state of reckoning that has seen Natalie Portman and Reese Witherspoon stand in solidarity with Dylan Farrow’s account of sexual violence against her adoptive father, Woody Allen, it seems like the world is finally catching up to Allen’s very, very, very long history of very, very, very gross behaviour. Even the stars of Allen’s new romantic comedy, A Rainy Day In New York, have jumped on board, with Rebecca Hall, Griffin Newman and now, Timothée Chalamet all donating their salaries from the film towards initiatives to support survivors of sexual violence.
One actor on the project who remains undeterred by Allen’s bevahiour is Selena Gomez. During the interview for her Billboard Magazine cover story, Selena had some… interesting comments about working on Allen’s film:
“To be honest, I’m not sure how to answer — not because I’m trying to back away from it,” she said. “[The Weinstein allegations] actually happened right after I had started [on the movie]. They popped up in the midst of it. And that’s something, yes, I had to face and discuss. I stepped back and thought, ‘Wow, the universe works in interesting ways.’”
Selena Gomez, Billboard Magazine, December 2017
In the absence Gomez standing in solidarity with the rest of her co-stars, her mom has jumped in to explain her daughter’s actions in the comment section of a recent Instagram post.