Selena Gomez says she ‘lied’ about being hurt by social media trolls who mocked weight gain
Selena Gomez said this week she was “lying” to say she wasn't hurt by negative comments about her body from social media trolls.
“I lied. I would go online and post pictures of myself and say [the negative comments] It's okay, I don't take what you've said – been posting in the room crying my eyes out because no one should hear those words,” the 30-year-old said on her show according to BuzzFeed , “Dear…” on Apple TV+ airing Friday.
She continued, “I post this stuff to say it doesn't bother me because I don't want to bother other people who are going through the same thing — being ashamed of what they look like, who they are, who they love. I just It feels so unfair. I don't think anyone should feel unfair.”
Gomez was diagnosed with lupus in 2014 and later underwent a kidney transplant.
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“My weight would fluctuate because I'd be on certain medications, and obviously, people just went with it,” she explained. “It's like they can't wait to find something to get me down. I'm ashamed that I gained weight because of lupus.”
Last month, the “Murder in the Building” star said she was planning to take a break from social media.
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“It's kind of silly. I'm 30, so old to do this,” Gomez said on TikTok. “I'm fine. I don't care. I'm big. I'm not. I don't care. I love myself.”
Last month, Gomez also opened up to Vanity Fair about her difficult relationship with social media.
“I started being inundated with information that I didn't want,” she said in the interview. “I went through a tough time breaking up and I didn't want to see any [feedback] – not necessarily about the relationship, but my love for [someone] something else. There will be thousands of really good comments, but my thoughts go straight to the mean ones. People can call me ugly or stupid, and I'll say, “Whatever.” But these people get the details. The passages they write are very specific and mean. I will cry all the time. I've been so anxious…I can't do it anymore. This is a waste of my time. “
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“As far as commentary goes, my team will be putting together something encouraging,” she added.
Last month, the “Calm Down” singer explained how her medication affected her weight during a TikTok live stream.
“[When I'm taking it, I] Tends to take a lot of water weight, which is normal. When I get out of it, I tend to lose weight,” Gomez said. “I just want to say and encourage people who are ashamed of what they're going through, no one knows the real story. “
She also emphasized that she was not a model and told the stylist to leave her alone.
“Not a model, never will be,” she said. “And I think they're great, mind you. I'm definitely not like that. I just wanted to tell you I love you guys and thank you for supporting me and understanding. If not, walk away because I honestly don't believe in shaming people [their bodies] or anything. “