The last edition of the Golden Globes left us manicures as beautiful as Margot Robbiedresses as spectacular as the one with jessica chastain and also a great shame to learn that after the gala, Selena Gomez “had” to explain. And I say “she had” using it in quotes because there is something that we overlook and that is that no one has to justify herself about her weight, no matter how famous she is.
The singer and actress leading Only murders in the building she walked beaming down the red carpet in a black Valentino with aubergine puff sleeves, and a very elegant high ponytail. But when you go out and seeing the impact of his body, he spent a few minutes responding to the offensive comments you received.
Why is the body of Selena Gomez on trial?
She did a direct from her Instagram account in which she said: “I’m fatter right now because I had a great time on vacation.” And this statement made me wonder why would anyone have to explain their body to another person. There is no need to justify yourself behind a disease like lupus (which Selena herself suffers from and for which she takes corticosteroids), because the solution is not to explain the reason for your weight, it is to stop obsessing over what another person weighs.
Dr. Lucía Galán, the most popular pediatrician on Instagram, also stated that judging a woman’s body is enough:
And it is that it is not only judged if you gain a few kilos, but also if you lose them. The beauty standard established by “the ideal body” places us in a size 38 and anyone who comes out of there, especially if they are public figures like Selena Gomez, is watched with a magnifying glass in each appearance.
Already Patricia Raijenstein explained to usa professor of art and fashion history, thinks it’s a problem that there is an ideal body: “This pressure that the body should be the same for everyone and that there is a canonical beauty, expels many people and the peculiarities of real bodies.”
Selena Gomez’s ‘Rare Beauty’ makeup brand claims self-love and challenges the established beauty canonand even so, she has had to go out to explain something that should not be asked of her or anyone else.
The damage that makes us judge our body
Ignoring the fact that giving an opinion about what another person’s body is like and practicing the body shaming It’s something that should have been outdated in the 19th century (let’s stop making concepts that hurt other people fashionable, please), if we want to understand how harmful it is to make a judgment about someone’s physique, we have to think about its context. and their circumstances and empathize with that person.
who establishes when you are thin enough or when you have gained just enough weight so they don’t call you stick? Issuing this judgment can cause the person who receives it to consider that they do not have a body that society accepts, and even cause them to suffer problems such as body dysmorphia that It continues to affect women more. The fact that we “have” to fit a certain size so that our body is not judged, only increases the risk of suffering from it.
It is necessary to be clear that the bodies are diverse, the sizes do not establish the beauty from nobody and with all that judgment of celebrities on the red carpets as has happened this time with Selena, not only does it do any woman a disservice, we also set the precedent for future generations.
Trying to fit into that regulatory profile can cause us to live on a perpetual diet, that we neglect our health and become obsessed with a number that only restricts us. Selena Gomez was clear: “I’m fatter because I’ve had fun.” Having fun without obsessing over weight is the first step in practicing self-love.
The importance of practicing self-love
It is difficult not to succumb and come down when criticism is made to our bodies, so it is important that we spend time work our self love as indicated by Iria Reguera, psychologist and editor-in-chief of Trendencias. “Taking care of ourselves and practicing self-love means wanting for ourselves what we would want for our loved ones.” Understanding our body as a part of us that deserves respect is vital.
Ashley Graham said it: “Love yourself. Be proud of who you are”, because the fact that there is the perfect size and it is the one that you have to aspire and look for, is all a lie that only hurts us.
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