Selena Gomez has been sort of quiet on social media for the past few months, and slowly began to post more and more as the new year began. But fashion photographer Mert Alas has posted a photo on Instagram that destroys all other photos she has shared of her wearing nothing but her underwear and a towel covering the front of her body and fans are going nuts!

He shared the photo saying: "Beauty and the Beast."

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This shot could be a behind-the-scenes look at a photoshoot the two are working on, but it sure looks like her time away from the public eye and the break she took late last year for her health complications sure did her justice.

Just this week she has done an Instagram Live video saying that she was more self-aware after this past year helped her realize that not everyone that she was surrounding herself was genuine. Not only that but the star was also spotted kissing Canadian singer The Weeknd this week!

Fans are reacting differently to the photo, some praising it saying how good she looks and others blatantly pointing out the irony that just a few months ago she appeared at the American Music Awards and while giving her speech for winning best female artist of the year. In the speech, Selena opened up about her struggles and about being broken, but also urged fans to not show their bodies on the social media app but instead show what they have in their hearts.

"Thank you guys so much. In 2014, this stage was the first time that I was authentically 100 percent honest with all of you. I think it's safe to say that most of you know a lot about my life, whether I liked it or not, and I had to stop 'cause I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside. And I kept it all together enough to where I would never let you down, but I kept it too much together where I let myself down," she said.

"I don't want to see your bodies on Instagram. I want to see what's in here. I'm not trying to get validation, nor do I need it anymore."

Yikes! Every girl and person has the right to be multiple things and be complex. One day she could show off her body on social media and the next share a piece of her own poetry, and it does not make her a bad or good person. It just makes her a full complex human being. It is a bit confusing for fans who took her advice and did not show their bodies, and now they are seeing this. It is good to be consistent and also good to allow people to do as they please with their own accounts.

Check out the clip of her speech below and let us know what you thought about the photo in the comments below.

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