Selena wanted to get involved to shed light on the scary issues people are dealing with.
“I chose to produce this series, Living Undocumented, because over the past few years, the word immigrant has seemingly become a negative word,” she told Deadline, which was first to report the news. “My hope is that the series can shed light on what it’s like to live in this country as an undocumented immigrant firsthand, from the courageous people who have chosen to share their stories.”
She shared the trailer with fans on Instagram along with a meaningful message.
Selena seemed to be moved by the project and shared her hopes that her fans will also feel the same. "I am so humbled to be a part of Netflix’s documentary series Living Undocumented. The immigration issue is more complex than one administration, one law or the story you hear about on the news," she captioned the post. "These are real people in your community, your neighbors, your friends -- they are all part of the country we call home. I can’t wait for you guys to see this and hope it impacts you like it impacted me."
While her fans expressed how proud they were of her, not everyone was happy with the news.
Selena's fans were proud that she is using her platform to raise awareness on an issue that is affecting so many people. "Selena Gomez be out there making shows on Netflix which [expletive] matter and try to send a very important message and spread awareness," one fan wrote.
Others, on the other hand, are seeing this project as a way to exploit people's suffering. "People want to claim their communities issues when those issues become monetary gain," a Twitter user wrote. "Selena Gomez gets to make this one documentary and pretend to do any work for the undocumented community. She gets to make these people relive trauma and walk away with a Netflix check."