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    Is ‘The Idol’ Based On Selena Gomez’s Life? Fans Find Disturbing Parallels Between The Controversial HBO Drama and Pop Star’s Life

    Even after ‘The Idol’ premiered its god-awful finale, it still bears discussion. After the end credits rolled, angry fans took to Twitter to slam The Weeknd. All this time, we’ve considered Jocelyn to be based on music icons Madonna and Brittney Spears. But that’s not the case. Selena Gomez is allegedly the starting point for Jocelyn.

    Fans have spotted alarming parallels between Jocelyn and Selena Gomez. The former Disney star turned successful pop star dated The Weeknd for a while in 2017. Therefore, it stands to reason that the Canadian singer could write a show about a pop star in peril. Fans have noted The Weeknd based the show on his relationship with Selena Gomez.

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    How Jocelyn From ‘The Idol’ Resembles Selena Gomez?

    Selena Gomez and The Weeknd

    Long before the pop star life, Jocelyn and Selena started as child actors. In the first episode, we learn Lily Rose-Depp’s character used to be a child actor. Selena Gomez had a similar start in the show business. Jocelyn and Selena Gomez had a complicated relationship with their mothers and canceled tours due to mental illness.

    The most striking resemblance is the controversial photo shoot. Jocelyn chooses to leave her hospital bracelet on. This moment mirrors Selena Gomez’s experience during the shooting promos for her single ‘Bad Liar.’ Jocelyn wants to be “taken seriously,” which is also a sentiment that Selena Gomez shares. For most of her career, she was stigmatized for being a ‘Disney kid.’

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    Is ‘The Idol’ Getting Renewed For Another Season?

    The Weeknd and Lily Rose-Depp in 'The Idol'
    The Weeknd and Lily Rose-Depp in ‘The Idol’

    News to none, the future of ‘The Idol’ is up in the air at the moment. Be it the pressure from PTC or the endless complaints of gratuitous nudity that serve no purpose to the show, the cast is standing by the show till the very end. Da’Vine Joy Randolph, who plays Destiny, Jocelyn’s co-manager, is confident about the show’s renewal.

    Joy Randolph told Variety about the show’s aspirations to have more than one season. She dispelled the cancellation talks and told the outlet, “I think that everyone’s intention is to have a second season. This was never intended to be a limited series. Nothing is official, but HBO is quite happy.

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    Shaurya Thakur
    Shaurya Thakur
    Shaurya Thakur is a Content Writer at First Curiosity, who, in his personal time, is writing the greatest "overcoming post-academic slump existential crises" story. His current obsessions are John Cassavetes and Jack Kerouac; musically, he belongs to Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand.

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