Chris Rock Disses Selena Gomez on Twitter, Basically Calls Her the Poor Man’s Beyonce

Slow down! Chris Rock posted a shady tweet aimed at Selena Gomez, unfavorably comparing her to Beyoncé. On Tuesday, June 7, the Top Five actor, 51, shared a meme that insinuated the “Same Old Love” singer, 23, is the poor man’s version of Queen Bey.

Chris Rock & Selena Gomez
Chris Rock & Selena Gomez Leon Bennett/FilmMagic; George Pimentel/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival

The comedian posted a photo of Gomez performing on her Revival Tour, wearing a gold bodysuit reminiscent of Beyoncé’s Formation world tour wardrobe. The shot was stamped with the following phrase: “when you buy your formation tickets on craigslist.” Rock didn’t write the caption, but he did add his own commentary. “This is true,” he wrote alongside the pic.

Not surprisingly, his humor fell flat with diehard Selenators, who were quick to defend their favorite pop princess on social media.

“@chrisrock Selena gomez is better than you shut up,” one fan sassily fired back at Rock, while another wrote: “@chrisrock I hope you feel good about yourself now. A grown man has to slam a young woman to make himself feel better. That's sad Chris.”

Selena Gomez performs onstage during her 'Revival' tour at SAP Center on May 11, 2016 in San Jose, California.
Selena Gomez performs onstage during her 'Revival' tour at SAP Center on May 11, 2016, in San Jose, California. C Flanigan/FilmMagic

“@chrisrock if its a joke, its not funny,” another wrote in defense of Gomez. “@selenagomez is a young star and am sure your kids love her. Its just an outfit.”

Chris Rock, Selena Gomez, Zahra Savannah Rock and Lola Simone Rock attend Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards on March 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Chris Rock, Selena Gomez, Zahra Savannah Rock and Lola Simone Rock attend Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards on March 27, 2010, in Los Angeles, California. Chris Polk/KCA2010/Getty Images for KCA

Rock’s dis of the Disney Channel alum comes as a surprise, given that she graciously met and posed for photos with the Grown Ups star’s young daughters Lola, now 13, and Zahra, now 12, at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards back in 2010.

Beyonce on stage during
Beyonce on stage during the 'Formation' world tour at Soldier Field on May 27, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois. Larry Busacca/PW/WireImage For Parkwood Entertainment

Regardless of Rock’s rude remark, Gomez feels as though her Revival tour reflects some of her best work to date.

“I have never cared about a tour as much as I care about this one. I’ve never worked as hard,” she told Us Weekly during an April interview. “Every day I start with a workout, I do vocal lessons, I do piano lessons. I go on stage and we map out the whole thing.”

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