Selena Gomez, actor and singer, has called out body shamers who have set a certain standard of beauty for girls. Selena Gomez says she doesn’t care about her weight and wishes other people wouldn’t either.
On her TikTok Stories, Gomez discussed how she tries to restrict the amount of fast-food she eats but occasionally indulges. “So I be trying to stay skinny, but I went to Jack in the Box and I got four tacos, three egg rolls, onion rings, and a spicy chicken sandwich,” she said, E! News reported.
It doesn’t matter, according to the Only Murders in the Building actor, because no matter what she does, people will still be critical of her body.
“But honestly, I don’t care about my weight because people bitch about it anyway. ‘You’re too small,’ ‘you’re too big,’ ‘that doesn’t fit.’ ‘Meh meh meh meh.’ “
“Bitch, I am perfect the way I am,” she added. “Moral of the story? Bye.”
Gomez has previously said that her health problems lead to “weight fluctuations” that used to annoy her. She got a kidney transplant in September 2017 as a result of complications from lupus.
“I have lupus and deal with kidney issues and high blood pressure, so I deal with a lot of health issues, and for me, that’s when I really started noticing more of the body image stuff,” she said in an interview with friend Raquelle Stevens on her video podcast Giving Back Generation in Nov. 2019.
The “combination” of her lupus and the medication she requires, according to the “Lose You to Love Me” singer, affects her weight.
“It’s the medication I have to take for the rest of my life — it depends on even the month, to be honest,” Gomez said of her weight changes. “So for me, I really noticed when people started attacking me for that. And in reality, that’s just my truth. I fluctuate. It depends on what’s happening in my life.”
“That got to me big time,” she said of the body shaming. “That really messed me up for a bit.”
Gomez said that she’s mostly off social media now, which helps her ignore the haters.
“I don’t care to expose myself to everyone and hear what they have to say about it,” she said.