Pop singer Selena Gomez recently opened up about being body-shamed for gaining weight. In a recent interview with Raquelle Stevens for an episode of Giving Back Generation, Selena revealed how the criticism for gaining weight "messed her" up.
Selena, who has been dealing with physical and mental health issues, revealed, "I experienced (body shaming) with my weight fluctuation for the first time."
She added, "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."
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Gomez said that being a victim of body-shaming "really messed me up for a bit". This is probably why the pop singer took a hiatus from social media. However, now that she is back on social media, she does not feel the urge to post much on the platform.
Talking about the same, she said, "I'm very happy with living my life and being present. Because that's it. Similar to me posting a photo and walking away; for me that's it. I will do a red carpet, I will do whatever; I don't need to see it; I participated; I felt wonderful and that's where the extent of it is. I don't care to expose myself to everyone and hear what they have to say."
She hopes others to also follow the same. The pop star said she sees, "so many beautiful girls and amazing different characters" who are being "demolished by an image that they're trying to chase. They want to be a completely different person, but that's not what's inside of them," she shared.