March 21, 2018

Selena Gomez Responds to People Who Have Been Body Shaming Her

In the past, we broke down the different celebrity clapbacks to body shaming. Today, we can add Selena Gomez to that list. Earlier this week she was spotted in a bikini and netizens tweeted harsh comments about her weight.

Although some fans came to her rescue, Selena decided to address these comments personally.

On Instagram, she posted a video of her and her friends on a boat in Australia. In the caption she wrote, “The beauty myth—an obsession with physical perfection that traps modern women in an endless cycle of hopelessness, self consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society’s impossible definition of flawless beauty. I chose to take care of myself because I want to, not to prove anything to anyone.”

A post shared by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on Mar 19, 2018 at 9:56pm PDT

Preach, Selena! We also think that this “beauty myth” should have been erased from everyone’s thinking a long time ago. Can’t women just live their lives in peace without people scrutinizing their every move? Apparently not but let’s all work on that, shall we?



Photo courtesy of Selena Gomez’s Instagram account

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