It is no secret to anyone that in recent years, Selena Gomez has faced health problems, including her ongoing battle with lupus, which led to a kidney transplant in 2017.
In April 2020, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which led to the darkest moment of her life. Since then, the 29-year-old singer She’s becoming more open about what she’s been through, taking every opportunity to talk about the body shaming she’s faced amid the battle for her health and the beauty standards we’re exposed to every day.
the singer of Lose You To Love I She has struggled with the emotions of not fitting into beauty ideals and has spoken out about the absurd disapproval she receives, which began in 2015, when she appeared for the cover of her album revival.
In 2019, Selena told ET Canada who started noticing issues with her body image through her own health issues:
I have lupus, kidney problems and high blood pressure, so I deal with a lot of health issues. It was at that stage in my life that I really started to notice the body image stuff.
After launching her makeup line, Rare Beauty, in an interview with cosmopolitanin 2020, the also actress revealed how it has been to deal with people’s criticism for her overweight:
My weight fluctuates. It is a combination of everything. It is the medication I have to take for the rest of my life. Depends on the month, to be honest. I noticed when people started attacking me for [mi peso]. And really, that’s just my truth. It depends on what’s going on in my life. And that hit me in a big way, you know? I think, for me, that really messed me up a little bit.
After years of struggling, Selena revealed just how terrifying social media was. Not having many options, she stayed away from the internet, focused on her physical and mental health. She then came up with the idea of helping people who, like her, face mental health problems and created Wondermind, which aims to generate support through honest conversations and expert advice to overcome the stigma around mental health.
Selena Gomez is a great fan of fast food and no longer cares what the haters. He often shares pictures of his food, even once sharing with his followers what he would eat from one of his favorite restaurants, without worrying about his weight:
I’m trying to stay slim, but I went to Jack in the Box and ordered four tacos, three egg rolls, onion rings, and a spicy chicken sandwich. But honestly, I don’t care about my weight. Because people talk about it anyway. I am perfect as I am.
Despite the hurtful comments about her body, Sel is currently in a positive space, with no time to invest in what people say about her physical appearance, away from false and unrealistic image standards, and reminding us that “being vulnerable is a strength, not a weakness.” Applause for Selena Gomez!