The sexy photo, which has since been deleted, was shared by well-known photographer Mert Alas on Instagram. He captioned the behind-the-scene shot, “Beauty and the Beast”.
In the photo, Gomez can be seen wearing a lacy thong while covering her breasts with a towel. Though this is not the first time she posed almost naked for a photoshoot (she shot a similar photo before for her “Revival” album art), fans and netizens were quick to call her a “hypocrite”.
“When you speak about not posting bodies on Instagram on national television and then Selena posts one literally naked, it’s kind of hypocrite. She didn’t respect that when it wasn’t about her,” one user commented.
Just in case you forgot, Gomez emphasised on inner beauty during her acceptance speech at the AMAs last year, saying, “I don’t want to see your bodies on Instagram, I want to see what’s in here.” So it’s not hard to see why fans are angry at her overly sexy shot.
In other news, The Weeknd’s ex-girlfriend, Bella Hadid, recently unfollowed the star on Instagram.
We don’t know what kind of photoshoot Gomez is involved in but one thing’s for sure – she has been dominating the headlines this week.