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Selena Gomez Refuses Comment on Taylor Swift’s One Direction Moment

In trying to determine what Taylor Swift said during a buzzworthy moment at the MTV Video Music Awards, who better to ask than Selena Gomez, who was sitting next to the country-pop superstar?

Well, in theory that is. While Gomez might know what Swift actually said, she is not sharing.

According to the Associated Press, Gomez dismissed a reporter’s attempt to ask about the controversy at the Monday premiere of her new film “Getaway.”

“Don’t try that with me,” said Gomez.

During Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards telecast, Swift was filmed potentially cursing as the members of One Direction, including her ex-boyfriend Harry Styles, presented an award for Best Pop Video.

No audio was provided, but the clip seemed to catch Swift, who was seated next to Gomez, mouthing “shut the f*ck up” in response to the boy band’s extended statement of gratitude to the Barclays Center fans.

Swift supporters fired back at the claims, instead posing that Swift, who removed her arm from Gomez’ shoulder as she made the comment, was saying “sorry for the arm.”

Gomez, whose eyes remained focused on the stage as Swift made the comment, ended up winning the award for her “Come & Get It” video.

“So I am watching the beautiful boys, One Direction who are not bad to look at, then they said my name,” reflects Gomez on the experience of winning. “I looked at Taylor … it was surreal. Because I do put so much work into my music. There’s so much talk of everything. But I did put my heart and soul into it so I was really excited. It was great.”

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Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]


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