Selena Gomez is ready to keep her
hands facial expressions to herself.
After some of her reactions from the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards audience began circulating on social media, the 31-year-old took to her Instagram to make a statement.
“I will never be a meme again,” she wrote over a black background on her Story after the Sept. 12 ceremony. “I’d rather sit still than be dragged for being myself. Much love.”
And though Selena has previously seemed to take her meme-ification in stride—including when she went viral for her reactions to watching Lionel Messi play soccer and after she shared an image of herself wrapped in a blanket—this time, she seems to be putting her foot down.
The award show was an otherwise successful evening for Selena, who took home a “moon man” for Best Afrobeats alongside Rema for their collaboration on “Calm Down,” which was nominated for a total of four categories. (See the complete list of winners HERE.)