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Selena Took Back What She Said About Signing Her Life Away To Disney

It was a JOKE, everyone.

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Selenators, get hyped. Your fave’s new Hulu show, Only Murders in the Building, is coming out *so* soon — August 31, to be exact. The series marks the actor’s first time leading a scripted TV show since Wizards of Waverly Place, so seeing her on your television might evoke some feel-good nostalgia. But, in early August, the star shared some negative thoughts about her Disney era, and now, Selena Gomez is backtracking on her comments about “signing [her] life away” to Disney. Eep.

One thing that’s super annoying about being a celebrity? People taking everything you say super seriously. Gomez — a former teen star who’s been in the limelight for nearly 15 years — would know all about this, and recently, she made some semi-controversial comments about her rise to fame. “I signed my life away to Disney at a very young age, so I didn't know exactly what I was doing,” she said at an August 6 Television Critics Association press panel in promotion of Only Murders, per People. “I was a kid I didn't know what I was doing, I was just running around on set.”

Gomez was in her early teens when she began filming Wizards — the Disney Channel show that spurred her success as a teen actor and wildly successful recording artist — so it makes sense that she carries some negative opinions about making big, contractual decisions at such an early age. That’s her truth, after all.

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However, Gomez’s comments made headlines shortly after the panel, with some fans thinking she was complaining about, or speaking ill of, her Disney beginnings. But now, the 29-year-old star is letting everyone know that she has #noregrets about her early career. Phew!

“I’m beyond proud of the work that I did with Disney,” Gomez clarified in a recent interview with Radio Times. “It kind of shaped who I am in a way. “I have to say, I'm very lucky. As a [woman] in my position, I was taken care of and I've only had lovely experiences, so I'm grateful for that.”

So that’s that. Whether Gomez’s comments had a glimmer of truth behind them or not, they clearly meant as a cynical joke. But, just for good measure, her Only Murders co-star, Steve Martin, backed her up. During the interview, which featured both Gomez and Martin, the Cheaper by the Dozen comedian offered his two cents: “I was there when Selena said that [at the TCA] and it was said in the most light-hearted, funny, jokey way... It was completely just all in fun,” he said.

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Moral of the story? Let a girl tell a joke every once in a while, y’all!