Selena Gomez has retracted an Instagram post featuring her Hulu series “Only Murders in the Building” following allegations from numerous followers that she violated SAG-AFTRA strike regulations. The contentious post seemed to showcase a video snippet from the production set of the comedic show. Within the caption, Gomez tagged the authorized Instagram handle of “Only Murders in the Building” and appended the phrase “Missing and wanting.” Impressively, the post garnered more than 1.1 million likes within a mere 15-hour span prior to its removal from Gomez’s profile. SAG-AFTRA declined to comment on the matter.
In accordance with SAG-AFTRA’s strike guidelines, members are barred from endorsing their projects through media interviews or social media updates while the strike remains ongoing. In the video captured on set, Selena Gomez refrained from verbal communication and refrained from explicitly urging followers to view the series in the accompanying caption. Nevertheless, she did include a tag for the official “Only Murders in the Building” account. This tagging led her followers to infer that the video hailed from the Hulu series’ production set. The question of whether this action amounts to a breach of the rules has sparked deliberation. Numerous of Gomez’s devotees have accused her of crossing the picket line, with one follower criticizing the post as “insensitive” in light of the ongoing strikes.
Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building” is presently in the midst of its third season broadcast. Selena Gomez shares the screen with Steve Martin and Martin Short, portraying the character Mabel Mora, a budding artist with an adeptness for delving into homicide cases in the urban expanse of New York City. Gomez’s association with the series dates back to its very inception, as she’s been a constant presence since its pilot episode. The latest season, commencing on August 8, extends its run until October 3, offering viewers a captivating narrative through Hulu’s platform.
Amid the ongoing strike, Selena Gomez and her fellow cast members have refrained from engaging in discussions regarding the episodes of Season 3. The latest episodes make their debut on Hulu every Tuesday. Gomez, in a recent turn of events, garnered attention by resuming her music journey with the launch of her fresh track, “Single Soon,” on August 25. The song is an independent release and isn’t linked to any album at this juncture. Importantly, Gomez possesses the liberty to actively promote her musical endeavors, as this activity remains unencumbered by SAG-AFTRA strike regulations.