Selena Gomez Finds Herself in Hot Water After an Only Murders Instagram Post

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Selena Gomez has come under fire after making an Instagram post about her popular Hulu murder mystery series Only Murders in the Building. In the short video, Gomez was seen on set and tagged the show's official Instagram account in the caption. 

The post quickly garnered over 1 million likes, but was deleted less than 24 hours later. Many of Gomez's followers accused her of breaking SAG-AFTRA strike rules by promoting the show on social media.

According to Variety, the SAG-AFTRA strike guidelines prohibit members from doing any kind of social media promotion for projects during the ongoing strike between the actors guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). By tagging the Only Murders account, Gomez's post was likely in violation even though she didn't overtly discuss the show's content. Some fans called the post "tone deaf" and accused Gomez of "scabbing", which means crossing a picket line to work during a strike. SAG-AFTRA declined to directly address Gomez's video when contacted by Variety.

Despite the post likely being a mistake on Gomez's part, she removed it after around 15 hours online. As reported by Deadline, negotiations between SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP remain stalled, with no signs of an imminent resolution to end the strike. SAG-AFTRA's bargaining committee said they are ready to return to the table at any time to reach a fair deal. For now, the strike continues with no definite end in sight.

  Article first posted on Teen Vogue by Kara Nesvig, August 31, 2023

"Selena Gomez Accused of Breaking SAG-AFTRA Strike Rules After Only Murders Instagram Post"

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