Selena Gomez: ‘I don’t care about my weight, people bitch about it anyway’

Selena Gomez is usually pretty busy, but her career seems especially hot right now. Only Murders in the Building will premiere its second season in a couple of months, she has a Sixteen Candles reboot in development, and she launched her mental health website pretty recently. The mental health website makes perfect sense since Selena’s been pretty vocal about her struggles over the years with lupus, her personal life, and her mental health. Yesterday, she posted a TikTok story about something that affects the mental health of many: judgment about her body.

Selena Gomez is so sick of people commenting on her body.

The 29-year-old singer took to TikTok Stories on April 10 and opened up about the judgment she’s faced on her appearance.

“So I be trying to stay skinny, but I went to Jack in the Box and I got four tacos, three egg rolls, onion rings and a spicy chicken sandwich,” she said. “But honestly, I don’t care about my weight because people bitch about it anyway: ‘You’re too small.’ ‘You’re too big.’ ‘That doesn’t fit.’ ‘Meh meh meh meh.'”

Gomez then sent a message to her body shamers. “Bitch, I am perfect the way I am,” she noted. “Moral of the story? Bye.”

The Grammy-nominated artist also played Tyga’s song “Rack City” in the background and mouthed the lyrics, “I’m a muthaf–kin’ star.”

Gomez has spoken about the body shaming she’s faced before. During a 2019 episode of Giving Back Generation, for instance, the “Wolves” star talked about how people commented on her weight amid her health battle.

“I have lupus and deal with kidney issues and high blood pressure, so I deal with a lot of health issues,” she said at the time. “And for me, that’s when I really started noticing the body image stuff.”

[From E! Online]

It’s not really clear if Selena is responding to a specific comment in her TikTok story. My read on what she said is she was in her head a bit about going to Jack in the Box, and decided to brush off those thoughts and anything haters might say. Good for her; it’s hard not to let those things get to you. And that meal sounds delicious. I’ve never had Jack in the Box, but I want to try it now. I was a bit surprised about the comments that she mentioned in her TikTok and to learn that she’s dealt with body-shaming in the past. I’ve always thought that she looks great and she’s so pretty! But I guess there is always someone ready to nitpick on something, even if no one else notices whatever it is they’re talking about. I’ve heard it all before too: “you’re getting big” or “you need to gain 15 pounds” or “you would look better with a smaller waist.” No one is ever happy, so people should just do whatever works for them.

I don’t understand people (or tabloids) who leave mean comments where celebrities can see them. What’s the point, just to be mean? Celebrities are people too and it’s obviously hurtful for them to see/hear this stuff like it would be for anyone else. But because celebrities are famous and in the public eye, they are overall up for discussion in a way that normal people are usually not. And unfortunately, part of that is their appearance, which is often a huge part of their job, and to say otherwise would be disingenuous. So if people are allowed to compliment or comment on other aspects of celebrities’ appearances, they may feel like they can discuss celebrities’ weight as well. The lines can be blurry, but I think directing mean comments at celebs to try and hurt their feelings is completely unnecessary. It’s unfair, and people who feel compelled to leave mean comments should seriously just stop and reevaluate their lives.

Note by CB: Here’s a segment from that TikTok, I can’t find it on Selena’s page now!

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  1. Noki says:

    I always wonder the people who leave shocking comments if they are even real. I mean is that an actual comment by a real person ,especially on FB where most people go by their real names.

    • Seraphina says:

      I know a woman, die hard republican, constantly posting on FB an commenting on local and national media. It BLOWS my mind that she leaves her comments out there for everyone – unfiltered.

    • lucy2 says:

      There are some really, really miserable people out there, who try to make themselves feel better posting hateful stuff.

      • Otaku fairy says:

        Yep. They also need to come to terms with the fact that their same rules about people putting themselves out there apply to them too. It’s not like they’re reserving the body-shaming or any of the bigotries they dabble in for their diaries or private therapy sessions.

  2. JFerber says:

    I think the anonymity on social media in general adds to the “mean as they wanna be” vibe. I absolutely love Selena and always have. Her cooking show during the pandemic was wonderful. She’s also great in Only Murders in the Building. You are f-cking perfect, Selena!

  3. Beenie says:

    I would like more info about these Jack In The Box egg rolls, please.

  4. OriginalLala says:

    People just need to stop judging women’s bodies in general- weight, shape, size etc.

  5. North of Boston says:

    Her response makes me think of the lines in a Josh Ritter song:

    “Don’t let nobody tell you ’bout who you oughta be
    And when you get damned in the popular opinion
    It’s just another damn of the damns you’re not giving”

    Haters gonna hate. Girl is just gonna live her life.

  6. Emily says:

    I remember photos of Selena in a bathing suit going viral because she looked “fat.” And she wasn’t remotely fat — this was basically like Jessica Simpson’s ugly high rise jeans; a bad fit. This was also before Selena had gone public with her lupus diagnosis and people were constantly speculating about drug use or an eating disorder. I can’t imagine what it must be like to go through puberty in the public eye and so many people complaining about you no longer having the body of a 15 year old girl. Not to mention while dealing with significant, life threatening health issues.

  7. Cessily says:

    She has lupus and a kidney transplant her weight will probably always fluctuate with her immune health and medications she is on. The anti rejection medicine is no joke, cellcept, prednisone and Cyclosporine are the ones I’m familiar with and the amounts are adjusted depending on bloodwork. They are hard on the body. A transplant is not a cure it is a treatment with a entire set of new health issues and challenges. I pray she stays as healthy as she can. Her weight is monitored for her health by her doctors and is not anyones concern or business. People really need to reevaluate what is important.

    • Le Nugget says:

      Prednisone in particular can cause weight gain.

      • Cessily says:

        Take it twice a day with the amount adjusted depending on the kidney function of your transplanted kidney.. the weight means nothing compared to keeping the kidney healthy and functioning. (Not everyone will be in the exact same medications but none of them are easy medications on the body.) She looks healthy, extreme weight loss or fluctuations are a warning sign for kidney transplant patients so she is weighed every day I would assume like other transplant survivors.

      • I have Crohn’s disease and have been off and on prednisone so much of my life.
        I am a child of the nineties when heroine chic was the beauty ideal;Pam Anderson was seen as the goal for us all to look like.And we had the super models who were not all extremely skinny,but still very unattainable for the masses.
        I have been told how beautiful I look by family ,friendly,strangers-when I have been emaciated from a terrible flare,asked if I’ve gained weight when I’m healthy-it does a real number on your head,and I’m not in the entertainment industry.
        Selena is lovely and shame on people who would insult her anytime for any reason.

    • FHMom says:

      She has horrific health issues. I doubt the idiots commenting on her weight even know that. So many meds put weight on and people aren’t aware of that. I feel bad that she felt the need to comment on this subject. Selena always looks beautiful, and I can’t wait until the next season of Only Murders premiers.

  8. ang says:

    Selena is a Goddess and a Queen I have much respect for her and her talents.

  9. souperkay says:

    I wonder if she’s experiencing transference from what her agents, management, production, costuming & fashion contracts say to anonymous social media trolls because she is much more likely to be pressured to be thin by her line of work than internet strangers but she has no way to express that freely.

    Hollywood wants her thin I feel more than internet trolls. I am not saying she has never seen a comment from a troll however she has also recently reiterated she doesn’t have social media apps on her phone and does not post herself, so how did she see trolling?

  10. Trish says:

    Why do people pick on this girl so much? I’ll never understand it.

  11. BeanieBean says:

    I don’t care about her weight, either; I’m just here for that arrow ear piercing. Wowzers! And that red dress is gorgeous!