Selena Gomez quotes Naomi Wolf in response to body shamers

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Selena Gomez was in Australia recently, lounging in a yacht in her bikini. After some paparazzi shots were posted of her trip, some trolls decided to body shame her, calling her “thick” and speculating that she was pregnant.

Selena, however, wasn’t having it. She posted the following to her Instagram on Monday:

The quote is from Naomi Wolf’s book The Beauty Myth. I’m not a fan of body discussions in general, female or male. But I cannot wrap my head around criticizing someone’s body, especially someone who is still recovery from a life-saving surgery. (Selena got a kidney transplant last summer, which she needed due to complications from lupus.) I wish Selena hadn’t responded but I guess the trolls never go away, even if you ignore them. My main concern is that the comments affected her enough to address them.

As for Selena’s love life, we know that she is currently on another break from Justin Bieber. Selena was in Australia attending the Hillsong Colour Conference for Women and appeared to be, “very moved and excited,” by the event. Hillsong, you may remember, is Bieber’s church that Selena started attending with him during their latest rekindling. I don’t know what happened to split up Selena and Bieber this time, but I don’t believe this will be the last of it. I expect Jelena sightings soon after she returns stateside.

I am glad to see her dark hair back, though.
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  1. me says:

    This girl has been through enough and those trolls should be ashamed of themselves. My aunt has Lupus and also had a kidney transplant. The pills she takes make her gain weight. Stress is bad for your body and Selena should probably stay away from social media, for her own health and sanity.

  2. sadie77az says:

    11+ million views and 46,000+ comments…girl hit a nerve. Good for her.

  3. Lucy says:

    The only weight she’ll ever need to drop (as far as I’m concerned) is that of the manchild she dates sometimes.

  4. pia says:

    It’s interesting her quote is on Instagram…a platform that is making girls feel bad about their looks all the time.

  5. Rose says:

    She did get huge! Looks good still though.

  6. HeyThere! says:

    Good God she is not ‘huge’?!?! Insane if you think she’s is huge. Anyway…people age, people change, people gain and drop weight. All facts of life. Why are we so obsessed with pointing it out when it’s obvious to the person it’s about???? Seriously! Why??? That’s not even to mention her illness and life saving kidney transplant not even a year ago?! But those facts are besides the point. I’m not like that, pointing the finger at people, so I don’t get it.

  7. xdanix says:

    God, people are so cruel. And then they wonder why eating disorders are so prevalent in this day and age, who so many in Hollywood go to such desperate lengths to be thin…

    Anyway, first things first; in no world is Selena huge, or anything close to it. I actually think it’s a relief to see her looking a bit healthier, because there was while there that she had got very, very thin, and I thought she looked quite underweight in some photos. And god, who can blame her with this sort of reaction! I just hope she really does feel ok in her own skin (because that’s something she has struggled with terribly, no matter how many times she says the opposite) and these comments don’t send her desperately trying to lose weight, because the girl does NOT need it.

  8. Billiam says:

    I hate to say it, but I think the poster who said she’s “huge” is referring to the fact that she has noticeably gained very quickly since the beginning of her (so-called) career. That said, weight gain is a normal part of life, especially entering adulthood, and she looks no different than your average person in America. She is only huge by Hollywood standards. We all need to calm down here.