Selena Gomez fought against body-shamers in the best way possible. The singer hit back at a troll that allegedly told the singer that she’s fat and she needs to stop eating.
The fan commented on Gomez’s Instagram photo with the comment, “@SelenaGomez you need to work out! Please stop eating junk food.”
Gomez didn’t take kindly to the comments. Instead, she let the body-shaming troll how “disgusting” they were acting.
“You’re disgusting. I’M IN the business and I could care less about ‘they’ or you say I should look like. I don’t need to do anything other than love myself, take care of my work, fans, family and friends.
“And I do work out. It’s not your place to tell anyone what they should or should not do.”
That same person also added that Selena should lose weight if she wants to “stay relevant and get better roles.” Ouch. Selena also asked her fans to report and block the body-shaming troll.
“Can we block this person who thinks they know what Hollywood is please.”
Fans were able to screen grab and save the comments that were left on her Instagram post. It’s still unclear whether or not the comments came from Selena herself, as noted by SheKnows. The body-shaming troll has deleted his or her own account, so it could’ve happened.
Gomez celebrated her new curvaceous figure on Instagram earlier this month. She included a sexy bikini photo of herself with the caption: “I love being happy with me y’all #theresmoretolove.”
Even though Selena has publicly announced that she loves her new body, an alleged source told Hollywood Life that she has struggled with her self-esteem and weight gain.
“Despite her public posts about loving herself, Selena is struggling with people talking about her weight gain. She’s saying all the right things, but it’s hard to hear people call you overweight. It really hurts and crushes her self-esteem.”
There’s nothing Gomez should worry about since she looked amazing at the WE Day event in Chicago, Illinois on April 30. The singer co-hosted the event, which included a lineup of celebrity guests and speakers like Jennifer Hudson, Common, Tyrese Gibson, and Magic Johnson, according to another Hollywood Life report. This isn’t Gomez’s first time to the event. She gave an emotional speech at the 2014 WE Day in Vancouver when she told students how to “focus on the love” when they encounter bullies or trolls.
“I know what it’s like to be judged and to be put down. I know what it’s like to have other people form opinions about you without even knowing you, trying to dim your light. I know what you guys go through because I go through it every single day. But I don’t let it get to me.
“You are not defined by an Instagram photo, by a Like, by a comment. That does not define you.”
Sounds like Selena Gomez knows a thing or two about handling bullies. What are your thoughts on her response to the body-shamer on Instagram?
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