Selena Gomez Reveals The Real Reason For Covering Her Ears During Olivia Rodrigo’s Performance At MTV VMAs

Olivia Rodrigo and Selena Gomez
Olivia Rodrigo and Selena Gomez

The MTV Video Music Awards saw some great performances from some really talented musicians. Selena Gomez made headlines with her reactions from the night. Initially, netizens supported her for her very real reaction during Chris Brown’s nomination. Now, she has made headlines again for her reaction during Olivia Rodrigo’s power-packed performance.


So let’s take a look at what happened and how fans are reacting to it online. Selena Gomez also bagged a Moonman at the VMAs. 

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Selena Gomez Reacts To Olivia Rodrigo’s Faux Stage Mishap

Olivia Rodrigo
Olivia Rodrigo’s performance at the VMAs

Olivia Rodrigo gave a mesmerizing performance at the 2023 MTV VMAs. As she was singing her heart out, suddenly her performance was thwarted by pyrotechnic glitches. And the stage seemed to be falling off. She was also whisked off the stage by a staff member. 


Just when the audience thought that her performance had been ruined, it turned out that it was all staged. Rodrigo went back to give an amazing performance of her song ‘Get Him Back’

However, the cameras caught Selena Gomez’s reaction at this time. She was covering her ears and seemed visibly distressed. Gomez appeared confused and worried about the situation. 

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Netizens React To Selena Gomez’s Video

Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez at the VMAs

A video of her covering her ears has gone viral on the internet and netizens are dropping their thoughts on X. After Selena Gomez saw that her reactions were going viral, she took to her social media to clear up any misunderstandings. 

The ‘Only Murders In The Building’ star cleared up that her reaction did not mean anything bad. She wrote, “I heard a loud noise and it scared me”. And many netizens agreed with her that it was very difficult to understand that the mishap was pre-planned. 

I will never be a meme again. I’d rather sit still than be dragged for being myself. Much love,” Gomez wrote on Instagram as well. Netizens poured in their support for her. 


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