Today is a historical day in pop culture. Selena Gomez's "Fetish" music video dropped at noon, and the imagery is intense. Fans are guessing what the meaning behind all of it could be, and some folks think Selena Gomez's "Fetish" music video and mental health go hand-in-hand. Take a look.
"Fetish" delivers a totally different vibe and feel from Gomez's previous music video hit, "Bad Liar." Here, we see a mysterious, dark, and provocative side to the pop star.
Fans are suggesting that while the fetish Gomez must be referring to is clearly a mouth fixation, there could be a lot more going on in the meaning behind the video. People are guessing Gomez is also portraying her relationship with society's standards and her own mental health struggles.
One fan wrote,
the video is about mental health and society's standards, she has improved visually and her concepts on videos have been far superior when she eats the make up, spits the food, and snaps her tongue, it signifies the society's standards and people self harm
Fans believe Gomez's mental health imagery in "Fetish" is bringing her closer to her audience. They also find this kind of content inspiring.
This is also one of many times Gomez has spoken out about her mental health struggles. At the American Music Awards in 2016 she said,
I had to stop, 'cause I had everything, and I was absolutely broken inside. And I kept it all together enough to where I would never let you down. But I kept it too much together to where I let myself down.... If you are broken, you don't have to stay broken.
Ultimately, we are lucky and thankful for celebrities like Selena Gomez who use their exposure to unite and normalize people who might be struggling. We are looking forward to hearing more.