The actress and singer Selena Gomez has once again spoken out about the obvious physical change she has had over the years and the acceptance of herself through her social networks. This Monday, Gomez shared a photo of herself from 2013 on her Instagram, wearing a zebra-print bikini. The image was accompanied by a nostalgic message that recited “Today I realize that I will never look like that again.”.
This image was contrasted with one from 2023, where Selena is seen from behind coming out of the water during a vacation in Mexico. With 10 years of difference between both photographs, the change is noticeable, but Gomez reiterated that she feels happy to be the person she is today, learning to love her current physical appearance.
“I’m not perfect but I’m proud of who I am… Sometimes I forget that it’s okay to be myself“wrote the protagonist of Only Murders in the Building in the image.
Selena Gomez has not been shy about talking about her lupus diagnosis and his journey in mental health, both situations going hand in hand with his physical appearance and the constant criticism from the press and social networks. In this context, Selena has become a defender of the movement known as “body positive”, in addition to having a more assertive attitude with the comments that she receives.
Last February, Selena again confronted comments about her weight gain, revealing that The lupus medication has wreaked havoc on her body. Gomez reiterated that these medications cause her to retain fluids, but stressed that her health is more important than minor side effects, stating that the medications are essential to her well-being.
Faced with the haters, the former Disney star responded with a message inviting this group of people to “disappear” since she was not harming anyone. She also reiterated that has never tried to be a model, and although she made clear the respect and admiration she has for those who dedicate themselves to this, her priority is to feel good about herself and in the process help other people find self-love.
Prior to these statements, the founder of Rare Beauty addressed critical comments about her body after her appearance at the 2023 Golden Globes in an Instagram live where, chatting with her nine-year-old half-sister Gracie, she mentioned having gained weight during the holiday festivities, and then add that he doesn’t care.
However, the harassment that Selena has received has caused a lot of havoc on her mental health. Selena shared in the Apple TV+ docuseries “Dear…” that her negative opinions impacted her more deeply than she ever admitted.
“I would go online, post a photo of myself and say, ‘It doesn’t matter. I don’t accept what they are saying.’ Meanwhile, she was in the room posting and crying my eyes out because no one deserves to hear those things”said the celebrity who on several occasions has closed his social networks in an effort to escape the harassment he has received throughout his career.
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