Selena Gomez Goes Viral in Hilarious Blanket Meme


| LAST UPDATE 08/21/2023

By Evelyn Martinez
Selena Gomez Blanket Meme
@dominicwest via Instagram

Last weekend, Selena Gomez was featured in an Instagram story via her friend, Dominic West, in which she appeared to be wrapped in a blanket, makeup-free, staring out into the distance. With no text or explanation for the image, fans of the singer and dwellers of the Internet shared with the world what the image reminded them of. And much to the delight of the chronically online, Selena Gomez has embraced a blanket meme and added her thoughts to the notorious photo's discourse.

Not wanting to miss out on the fun, Selena got involved by sharing a tweet that stuck out particularly for her on her Instagram story. The story features the classic image of The Wizards of Waverly Place actress with a tweet below that reads, "horror movie characters sitting in the back of an ambulance after almost dying." Once you see it, it's hard to unsee the image of our favorite Scream queens waiting for medical help after defeating their nemesis; think Sidney Prescott, having just defeated Ghostface at the end of the Scream films. 

Selena Gomez Instagram Viral
@SelenaGomez via Instagram
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Many agreed that she had the same energy as the lead character at the film's end after finding self-contentment, and it's easy to see why. An X user tweeted, "Me every time I go to the beach and look at the water, thinking about what decisions led me to this exact moment." W Magazine described the look as knowing "the cosmic secrets to contentment," and we can't help but agree. One fan shared that she looks "like Ana de Armas at the end of Knives Out.”

The hilarious viral picture and reactions were fueled by a fellow actor sharing an image with a similar vibe to Selena's image. Skylar Gisondo shared a photo to his Instagram of him holding his dog and looking into the camera with calm eyes. Perhaps it's because the photo was taken on film. Still, the Internet can't shake off how similar the energies of the Selena and Skylar images are. The Booksmart actor has always been celebrated by X users for his acting ability and range, with many fans believing Skylar could have saved any movie from critical or commercial failures by just being in the film. Here are many more timeless images of celebrities that could have been taken in 1910 or 2023. 

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