During the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, Selena Gomez’s reaction to Chris Brown’s nomination for Best R&B Song made waves on social media. When “How Does It Feel” by Chlöe Bailey featuring Chris Brown was announced as a nominee, the camera captured Gomez’s facial expression, which appeared to be one of disgust.
She scrunched her nose and pouted her lips, showcasing her apparent disapproval of Chris Brown’s nomination. This viral moment sparked a range of reactions from fans and critics alike.
Supporters of Gomez praised her authenticity, with some saying she represented their feelings. Some even mentioned their disapproval of Chris Brown receiving nominations due to his troubled past.
Critics, on the other hand, found Gomez’s reaction immature and disrespectful, suggesting that she should have shown more respect during a live televised event.
The controversy surrounding Chris Brown stems from his assault on Rihanna in 2009, which led to his guilty plea on one count of felony assault. Despite serving probation and undergoing domestic violence counseling, Chris Brown remains a controversial figure in the music industry and society.
Brown has expressed frustration about the ongoing backlash and criticism for his actions as a teenager, emphasizing that he has grown and changed since then.
Selena Gomez’s visible reaction to Chris Brown’s nomination at the VMAs reignited discussions about his past and the ongoing debate about whether artists with troubled histories should be recognized in the industry.