Relax folks! As scandalous as the headline sounds, there’s nothing fishy going on between Mark Zuckerberg and Selena Gomez. Zuckerberg has posted an intriguing shot of the two inside a very small room. Gomez, the former Disney star, naturally grabbed headlines this week for being spotted expressing some affection with “The Hobbit” actor.
“Meeting with Instagram’s biggest star in our smallest room. Thanks for stopping by Selena Gomez!” Mark Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page, accompanied by the photo. The photo posted on Zuckerberg’s Facebook page is perhaps meant to show how social media, the internet, and our mobile phones have made the world a smaller place. Another way of looking at it is how social media has impacted our lives. It has locked us into our little rooms and enslaved us to the wills of entrepreneurs such as Zuckerberg himself, who is laughing his way to the bank at the expense of our actual de-socialisation; at the expense of our growing distance to the outside world.
The presence of Selena Gomez in the picture would hint at the harmful obsession with celebrity culture. It is not certain whether such deeper messages were intended by Mark Zuckerberg or Gomez. But the message, even if unintended, is there.
Zuckerberg seems quite content with his family, especially with the recent birth of his daughter Maxima Chan Zuckerberg with wife Priscilla Chan. There’s no reason for him to cheat on his wife and betray his newborn. As for Selena Gomez, she has been in an on-again, off-again relationship with Justin Bieber and was recently spotted displaying some PDA with Orlando Bloom who might have plans to tie the knot with singer Katy Perry. Bloom’s ex-wife, Miranda Kerr, is certainly happy with her eight years younger boyfriend who is also the CEO of Snapchat.
Mirror UK reports that TMZ caught Bloom and Gomez getting physical in a Las Vegas nightclub. “They chatted for about 20 minutes and Bloom was spotted kissing Gomez on the cheek, eyewitnesses told the publication, though sources insisted the duo are ‘absolutely just friends,’” writes Mirror.
When asked by TMZ, Bloom said, “No, man, we are just attending We Day together.” Well, it is possible that Gomez may have gotten drunk and didn’t know what she was doing. But then, things may not be that simple.