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Selena Gomez Calls Out Body Shamers: “I Don’t Care About My Weight”


Vogue Arabia, January 2021. Photo: Dario Calmese

Selena Gomez has called out people who feel the need to comment on her weight. Taking to TikTok, the 29-year-old singer addressed body shamers, stating that despite her efforts to cut down on her food intake, she finds herself diving in anyway.

“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,” Gomez says in the video, before adding that no matter what she does, people will comment on her weight. “But honestly, I don’t care about my weight because people talk about it anyway. ‘You’re too small,’ ‘you’re too big,’ ‘that doesn’t fit.’ Meh, meh, meh.”

The actor and beauty entrepreneur who actively champions self-love via her work concluded the video by saying, “I am perfect the way I am.”  The Only Murders in the Building has long been passionate about body positivity, especially after undergoing a kidney transplant in September 2017 due to an underlying condition of lupus, which left her with a scar and weight fluctuations.

“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,” Gomez had shared with friend Raquelle Stevens on her show Giving Back Generation in 2019. “It’s the medication 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.” The De Una Vez singer confessed that the comments had taken a toll on her: “That got to me big time. That really messed me up for a bit.”

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