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Selena Gomez Claps Back Against Body Shamers: 'I Am Perfect The Way I Am'

She has health issues that cause her weight to fluctuate.

Selena Gomez is tired of people commenting about the way she looks. In a major step-up for the 29-year-old-actress, Gomez called out the body shamers who feel the need to comment on her looks and weight.

Talking on her TikTok stories Sunday, Gomez said she tries to limit her fast-food meals, but sometimes she will go all out. She "doesn't care" about her weight, and "went to Jack in the Box and I got four tacos, three egg rolls, onion rings and a spicy chicken sandwich," she said in the clip.

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"But honestly, I don't care about my weight because people [complain] about it anyway," Gomez continued. "'You're too small,' 'you're too big,' 'that doesn't fit.' 'Meh meh meh meh.'"

"I am perfect the way I am," she added. "Moral of the story? Bye."

Gomez, who underwent a kidney transplant in 2017 due to lupus complications, has previously explained that her health issues cause weight fluctuations that people point out a lot.

"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 said in an interview with friend Raquelle Stevens on her video podcast Giving Back Generation in 2019.

 

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The actress and singer said that the lupus and the medication she is on is what makes her weight change so often—and people still feel the need to gripe about it.

"It's the medication I have to take for the rest of my life — it depends on even the month, to be honest," Gomez said of her weight changes. "So for me, I really noticed when people started attacking me for that. And in reality, that's just my truth. I fluctuate."

Gomez is mainly off social media now, noting that it helps her ignore haters and body shamers. But that didn't stop her from getting fired up earlier in the week about it.

"I don't care to expose myself to everyone and hear what they have to say about it," she added.

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Kristen Warfield
Kristen Warfield is the weekend editor for Eat This, Not That! and is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz’s journalism program in the Hudson Valley region of New York. Read more