Leaked Selena Trailer Rocks Fans: "It Looks Like A Horror Film"

To add insult to injury. 

Not only are Selena Quintanilla fans furious with Telemundo’s effort to adapt journalist María Celeste Arrarás’s book El Secreto de Selena – believed to be filled with lies and centered on her killer's voice – into a television production. To add insult to injury, a leaked trailer from the series emerges a gory sight, and fans of the Queen of Tejano are up in arms about it, chin-checking the folks behind the show for the graphic depiction of their reina.

The two-minute teaser opens with Yolanda Saldivar shooting the Tex-Mex superstar. What follows next, depicted in security-style footage, shows Selena walking out of a hotel room and into the lobby for help—her clothes drenched in blood.

YouTube commenters were appalled to say the least. Fans reacted with serious distaste, calling the clip "trash" and a "betrayal." Some were so disturbed, they described the blatant "disrespect" as watching a "horror film."

"Couldn’t [María Celeste] have at least left out all the blood?” one YouTuber asked.

The book, which also alleges Selena had an affair,  is denounced by family members of the late singer.  Celeste Arrarás’s responded to the backlash, taking to Instagram with a open letter to Selena fans.

Carta abierta a los fans de Selena: Con todo respeto los invito a que no se dejen cegar por personas que llaman a un boycott de mi libro El Secreto de Selena y de la mini serie basada en el libro que verán en el futuro en las pantalla de televisión. Ese boycott está basado en la premisa errónea de que escribí el libro basándome en el testimonio de la asesina Yolanda Saldivar y que lo hice para ganar dinero explotando la memoria de la querida Selena. Ambas premisas son completamente falsas y la mejor evidencia de ello es que Yolanda Saldivar se enfureció muchísimo tras leer el libro que la delata como la persona que le mintió y manipuló a Selena hasta su último respiro. Para aquellos que,tal vez, no lo recuerdan desde el primer día done 100% de las ganancias de el libro. No recibí un solo centavo. Aunque no estaba en la obligación de hacerlo, fue mi decisión para demostrar que el libro es producto de una investigación seria y extensa,nunca fue un vehículo para obtener dinero. Lo escribí escuchando la música de Selena de fondo y con todo el respeto que su memoria merece. Todo lo que sale en el libro fue confirmado con varias fuentes,no con una ni con dos. Por eso nadie jamás ha podido demandar. Llevo 30 años de carrera porque siempre me he destacado por la seriedad que le pongo a mis proyectos. Mi meta con el libro fue compartir las conclusiones de mi investigación que incluye miles de documentos legales,testimonios,informes policiales y entrevistas. Todo eso me dio una idea clara de que llevo a Selena a su trágica muerte de cómo fueron sus últimos días y de por qué Saldivar le disparo. No soy la primera ni la única periodista que escribe un libro basado en su trabajo. Se han publicado infinidad de libros sobre famosos que han muerto y sobre las circunstancias de su muerte. Por ejemplo hay libros sobre las muertes de John F Kennedy,Marilyn Monroe,Natalie Wood-entre otros. Tengo la conciencia tranquila de que escribí el libro para proveerle un cuadro completo de lo que vivió Selena a sus millones de fans. No hay una sola página que le falte el respeto ni manche su nombre. (Ojo-comentarios ofensivos serán borrados y la cuenta del usuario será bloqueada)

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No matter where you land on the furious spectrum, the show will go on as part of Telemundo's 2017-2018 lineup.

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