Selena Gomez Says Seeing People Body Shame Her 'Got To Me Big Time'

Selena Gomez Says Seeing People Body Shame Her 'Got To Me Big Time'

Selena Gomez is opening up about the body-shaming she faced following revealing that she has lupus.

Speaking during pal Raquelle Stevens‘s Giving Back Generation podcast, the 27-year-old singer revealed that she had never noticed any body shaming towards her before that.

“I experienced [body-shaming] with my weight fluctuation for the first time,” Selena shared. “I have lupus and deal with kidney issues and high blood pressure, so I deal with a lot of health issues, and for me that’s when I really started noticing more of the body image stuff.”

She further explained that while it’s not lupus that affects her weight, it is the medication she takes for her health issues combined that contributes to it.

“It’s the medication I have to take for the rest of my life—it depends on even the month, to be honest. So for me, I really noticed when people started attacking me for that,” Selena adds. “In reality, that’s just my truth. I fluctuate. It depends what’s happening in my life.”

The body-shaming and hurtful comments “got to me big time,” and added to her stress. “[It] really messed me up for a bit.”

Selena received a kidney transplant from close friend, Francia Raisa, back in 2017, due to her battle with lupus.

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