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Selena Gomez 'Slow Down' Video Eerily Evokes Princess Diana

Video Scenes Parallel Diana's Fateful Car Crash

Selena Gomez from her new video for her song 'Slow Down.'

Selena Gomez from her new video for her song ‘Slow Down.’

Selena Gomez’s new video for song “Slow Down” contains some eerie parallels to the death of Princess Diana. Selena races through the Paris streets in a vintage Mercedes similar to Diana’s on the night she was killed in a car crash.

Hope it’s not some spooky death premonition. The song is off her new Stars Dance album.

In the video, Selena, who turns 21 next week, gets a jump on the glam life of a club girl in Paris.

Just over three minutes in length, the clip opens with shots of a vintage Mercedes sedan, similar to the 1994 Mercedes-Benz S280 that Diana was riding in on Aug. 31, 1997. That’s the date her car crashed at high speed into an underground bridge abutment.

Diana, boyfriend Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul were killed. The accident occurred in the Pont de l’Alma road tunnel in Paris.

Selena is pictured riding in the back seat without her seat belt (bad girl), just like Diana on the night of the crash. Had Diana been wearing her safety harness, experts say she likely would have survived.

Selena’s Mercedes is shown racing along Paris thoroughfares. A scene around 51 seconds into the video shows the car racing past bridge abutments like those in the Pont de l’Alma road tunnel.

In another scene, about 1:27 into the video, she’s walking through a bridge tunnel while singing “take it nice and slow.” Yikes! Diana’s driver was speeding close to 70 miles an hour when the car crashed.

But the really scary scene appears at around 2:06; it looks like Selena’s Mercedes is racing through the exact same Pont de l’Alma road tunnel where Diana was killed. A similar scene flashes up at around the three minute mark.

No doubt the parallels were unintended, but eerie nonetheless. Check out the video below, let us know your thoughts, and follow TheImproper on Twitter for the latest Selena Gomez updates.

  • john

    Love her music but this was too similar….uncalled for. Bad choice by her. tsk tsk tsk.

  • jgw64

    My question is, why? Why did she have to parallel or shadow or whatever. Princess Diana’s death was senseless and unnecessary, there was no need to mirror this in a video. She has enough talent that this wasn’t needed.

  • Martin Everald

    Death predictions aside, I think the parallels are intended, especially with the newly released information on Diana’s death. Besides a good looking video I don’t know what the benefit of making the connection was, unless she’s trying to court some controversy.

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