Selena Gomez Slams Body Shamers: ‘I Am Perfect the Way I Am’
Selena Gomez has a message for anyone who feels the need to weigh in on her body; the "Same Old Love" hit-maker does not care what you have to say. She already knows that she is "perfect."
She opened up about body image and body shamers in a series of clips on her TikTok story over the weekend, according to People.
"So I be trying to stay skinny," she said. "But I went to Jack in the Box, and I got four tacos, three egg rolls, onion rings and a spicy chicken sandwich."
After reading off her order, which in and of itself was iconic due to her enthusiastic pronunciation of "spicy chicken sandwich," the star opened up about the pressure she faces from others about her body.
"Honestly, I don't care about my weight because people b---h about it anyway," she said. Gomez noted that naysayers have called her both "too small" and "too big." She added that others complain about the way her clothes fit.
Her response: "B---h, I am perfect the way I am. Moral of the story? Bye."
Check out the clips, which were preserved by a fan account on Instagram, below:
Fans rushed to comment on the video as it racked up views on Instagram.
"Girl you are perfect the way you are," one fan urged. "You enjoy being Happy, Healthy and fed. Let the haters hate, your[sic] right they will anyway! Love yourself."
"You are perfect Selena just the way you are I love you know matter what I don't judge anyone ever," another wrote.
"You look fantastic and such an inspiration for people of all ages," someone added. "Thank you for being you!"
This is not the first time Gomez has addressed body image. The 29-year-old reflected on the topic during a video feature with Vogue last year.
In the clip she opened up about her look for the 2015 Met Gala.
"I fluctuate a lot with my weight," she said. "And I remember this night specifically I didn't feel good about my body. So what was really amazing is that I actually got a chance to work on the dress that fit my body."
"That was one of the moments where I was like, 'I don't have to be that 19-year-old body shape anymore because I'm not,'" she added.
The star previously said that people commenting on her weight "really messed [her] up for a bit" during a 2019 appearance on the podcast Giving Back Generation, according to People.
Gomez makes it a habit to be candid and honest about her experiences. She recently made headlines after saying that she hasn't been online for more than four years.
The star also recently shared a very relatable TikTok about anxiety. Check that out below: