'Selena Gomez' has been banned from Facebook. The world-famous social media site gave La Gomez her walking papers by permanently disabling her account on August 1. What will Justin Bieber say? Probably nothing. In fact, he'll probably think it's crazy that Facebook can't tell the difference between the real Selena and...another "real Selena." It's...extremely complicated.
Actually, it wasn't Justin Bieber's lady-love who got booted from Facebook last week. It was another woman with the same name, and that woman was understandably shocked and upset to find that her Facebook account had been disabled for being "inauthentic." That means her account allegedly violated one of Facebook's most important terms which states that "impersonating anyone or anything is not allowed." And Selena had every right to be angry, since Selena Miranda Gomez is actually her real, legal name.
Selena Miranda Gomez, an 18-year-old girl living in New Mexico, is mad as hell because she's been wrongfully banned from her favorite social networking site.
"I AM NOT AN IMPOSTOR ..." Selena Miranda Gomez explained, "My name is not hers on my page. In fact, I even put my middle name on my FB to clear up any confusion. I did not have one single famous friend. I did not refer to myself as [the famous Selena], and I did not have any pictures of her on my page!"
Alas, her explanations have obviously fallen on deaf ears. Although she's begged Facebook to reactivate her account, they've ignored her.
Perhaps Selena Miranda Gomez should try to contact the realÂ—erÂ—the famous Selena Gomez and ask for her help in clearing things up with Facebook. Hey, it couldn't hurt.
Â© Hope Carson 2012
Hope Carson is the author of 2 books: A Roaring Girl: An Interview with the Thinking Man's Hooker and A Thousand and One Night Stands: The Life of Jon Vincent. You can follow her on Twitter.