Selena Gomez went to TikTok on April 10 to open up about the judgment she’s received surrounding her weight.
The 29-year-old singer posted a video saying, “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. 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.'”
Gomez then had something to say to body shamers: “Bitch, I am perfect the way I am. Moral of the story? Bye.”
Gomez previously spoke up about body shaming during a 2019 episode of Giving Back Generation and shared her battle with lupus affects her weight.
“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 the body image stuff.”
When discussing how lupus affects her weight, the star said, “It’s a combination of all of it. It’s the medication that I have to take for the rest of my life. It depends on even the month, to be honest. 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 what’s happening in my life….And that got to me big time, you know? I think for me, that really messed me up for a bit.”
Gomez announced her lupus diagnosis in 2015 and had a kidney transplant in 2017. Since then, she hasn’t been on the internet. She told Good Morning America that she hasn’t “been on the internet in four and a half years.” She said she creates social media content, and her team shares it with the world.
“Taking a break from social media was the best decision that I’ve ever made for my mental health,” she told InStyle. “I created a system where I still don’t have my passwords. And the unnecessary hate and comparisons went away once I put my phone down. I’ll have moments where that weird feeling will come back, but now I have a much better relationship with myself.”