Celebrity Selena Gomez Selena Gomez Explained Why She Flipped Off Paparazzi on the Set of 'Only Murders in the Building' "Maybe [it wasn't] my best moment, but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do." By Isabel Jones Isabel Jones Instagram Twitter Isabel is an Oregon-born and Brooklyn-based writer and editor with a special interest in pop culture. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on March 12, 2021 @ 08:46AM Pin Share Tweet Email Here's what we know about Only Murders in the Building so far: it stars Selena Gomez, Steve Martin, Martin Short, and a collection of very good N.Y.C.-appropriate coats that may rival Nicole Kidman's The Undoing wardrobe. Much of our limited understanding of Hulu's upcoming series comes from one of the most hated forces in Hollywood: the paparazzi. There are pages and pages of images that feature Gomez (in a good coat) looking pensive outside a Manhattan building. Most of these were clearly taken while the series was shooting, but then, buried in the rubble, is an image of a face mask-clad Gomez flipping off the paparazzi on her tail. James Devaney/GC Images "Somebody was being disrespectful," Gomez told The L.A. Times of the uncharacteristic moment, "And I don't do well with that." "Look, I am a very modest person, until you disrespect people," she continued. "Maybe [it wasn't] my best moment, but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. And I felt very OK with being like … 'Don't talk to people that way!'" That, of course, isn't the only paparazzi drama to circle the set. Images of Gomez linking arms with her co-star, Aaron Dominguez, set the "Selenators" into frenzy, posting aggressive comments on the actor's Instagram. Selena Gomez Opened Up About a "Violating" Experience She Had With the Paparazzi at 15 "We had just started working together," Gomez explained. "I honestly thought, 'No wonder guys don't want to date me!' I think people only care because I'm young, and the older I get the less they'll care. For now it's a part of the job that I don't really like. I'm actually grateful that I'm not involved with anyone right now." Given Gomez's fraught relationship with the paparazzi, the multi-hyphenate decided not to watch the much-discussed Britney Spears documentary Framing Britney Spears. "I've seen so much, and it feels violating for me to watch something like that," she said. "I couldn't even imagine. I have nothing but sympathy for her, and I'm happy as long as she is healthy and happy."