Selena Gomez gave a speech at the We Day California event at the Oracle Arena on Wednesday March 26th. During her speech she opened up about her two week rehab stay in January and the pressures of fame.
Gomez said, “I’m surrounded by people who are supposed to guide me and some of them have and others haven’t. They pressure me: ‘You gotta be sexy, you gotta be cute, you gotta be nice, you gotta be all these things’. You can all relate. You all have pressure that you have to deal with every day – with school, with work, with friends, with parents, with family. They tell me what to wear, how to look, what I should say, how I should be. Until recently I had given into that pressure, I lost sight of who I was. I listened to opinions of people and I tried to change who I am because I thought others would accept me for it. And I realized I don’t know how to be anything but myself. All I really want you to know is that you are changing the world, I’m not changing the world, you’re changing the world and that’s amazing.”
The We Day event is organized by the Free the Children charity group, and aims to motivate young people to be involved in local and global issues.
Check out Selena Gomez’s emotional We Day California speech video below.