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Selena Gomez

BANNED from Facebook

8/5/2012 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Selena Gomez
has been banned from Facebook until further notice -- but here's the thing ... it's not the famous Selena Gomez ... it's a girl in New Mexico with the same name ... and she's PISSED.

18-year-old Selena MIRANDA Gomez tells TMZ, she tried to sign in to her Facebook account on Wednesday ... but was denied, receiving a message instead that her account had been disabled for being "inauthentic."

According to the error message, the account was disabled for violating Facebook's terms -- which state, "Impersonating anyone or anything is not allowed."

But clearly, the non-famous Selena isn't impersonating anyone -- and now she's really upset that she's been unfairly banned from her social networking profile, telling TMZ, "I AM NOT AN IMPOSTOR ... My name is not hers on my page. In fact, I even put my middle name on my FB to clear up any confusion."

She says, "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!"

Selena says she's reached out to FB to reactivate her account -- but so far, no luck.

A rep for FB had no comment.


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She should ask her boyfriend Justin Francis Bieber to help her out.

810 days ago


I hate FB so much... omg
Can someone please invent a new social network hype?

810 days ago


It's automatic and you'll get your account unbanned. Chill. Facebook has a system that checks them every so often, you can't even register a famous name... and if you're smart and know celebrities famous account you'll notice most go under fake names.

810 days ago

Jay W.     

Facebook is "Big Brother." There watching your every move.

810 days ago


First world problem. Yawn.

810 days ago


FB is overrated. Along with twitter. Its a stupid fad that will lost interest just like Myspace.

810 days ago


Woah. When I read this I thought the famous selena Gomez was being banned. I'm all like why? shes such a sweetheart!?!?

810 days ago


Why can't Facebook do this to people who make p0rn accounts? Facebook reminds me too much of MySpace. It's really disgusting.

810 days ago


Facebook is quickly becoming Myspace.

810 days ago


Why does the first sentence in bullets say;
You account instead of Your account???
TMZ check it out

810 days ago

Seriously wtf    

i hate facebook. They locked me out of my account asking for a cell number. When I put my NEW cell phone number in, they said it was already associated with another account. I gave up on it . I don't see why they locked me out with no warning what so ever. Anyway on to google plus - hopefully it will be better.

810 days ago


This Selena even looks similar to the other Selena ...weird, man.

810 days ago

I luv u RPattz!    

Someone on Facebook is named: Belle E Flopping Hurts I don't see Facebook banning him/her for using a fake name...unless its really their name in which case their parents must suck.

810 days ago


FB is trying to do a lot of dumb things like account deactivation for duplicate accounts or dupe accounts. There was an article that came out that stated FB will deactivate 8 million duplicates and dupe accounts, even if you use your pet's name and it talks about your pet, it will be deactivated. And if you get your account deactivated, you can never sign up for a new one. But here is the issue, even if they deactivate your account, your information, photos etc. will not be deleted from their system, it will go into social limbo and you can't access it anymore. Maybe FB needs to die a social death. Zuckerberg is taking out his failed IPO on FB users.

As for Selena, Gomez is a generic last name and there is more than one Selena Gomez in the planet. Trust FB to screw things up.

810 days ago


OMG the universe is totally out of balance now

810 days ago
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