Selena Gomez Might Be Over a Few Pounds Than Usual For Her Bikini Body!

by Sheza Qureshi

Recently revealed photos of the 25-year-old singer, Selena Gomez, in a bikini has surfaced on the internet, and ‘body critics’ were quick to fat-shame her. 

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Selena Gomez attends Coach 1941 during New York Fashion Week at Basketball City. (Source: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Photographs of Selena Gomez wearing a skimpy orange bikini, while looking slightly curvier than her usual self, recently surfaced on the internet over the weekend.

Some of the ‘body critics’ were quick to jump to criticize and fat-shame her.

Gomez posted a video of herself in an orange bikini where she looked gorgeous and content with her life. The caption under the photo read, “I chose to take care of myself because i want to, not to prove anything to anyone.”

The beauty myth- an obsession with physical perfection that traps modern woman in an endless cycle of hopelessness, self consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society’s impossible definition of flawless beauty. I chose to take care of myself because I want to, not to prove anything to anyone. Wind in her sails. ??

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She further added, “The beauty myth – an obsession with physical perfection that traps modern woman  in an endless cycle of hopelessness, self consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society’s impossible definition of flawless beauty.” 

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This is not the first time that Selena Gomez is getting body shamed. (Source: Getty Images)

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Selena Gomez as one of the women who’re changing the world. (Source: Instagram/Selena Gomez)

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Selena Gomez arrives at the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater. (Source: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Gomez had been a victim of body shame once before as well. Her struggle with criticism even forced her to see a therapist. While talking about being fat-shamed, she told US Weekly, “I’d land at the airport and people would yell out, ‘You’re fat!’ It was awful.

This was the first year I ever dealt with anyone talking about my body. I’ve been working in therapy.” 

Related: Selena Gomez Seeking Treatment for Anxiety and Depression

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Selena Gomez performs onstage at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. (Source: Christopher Polk/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)

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Selena Gomez attends the Third Annual “InStyle Awards” presented by InStyle at The Getty Center. (Source: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for InStyle)

In 2015, Gomez revealed that she had been diagnosed with lupus, a ‘chronic autoimmune disease’. One of its side-effects includes getting your abdomen a little bloated which explained her recent photos.

Last year, she also underwent a kidney transplant surgery with her best friend, during the summer.

Related: Selena Gomez Went Through a Kidney Transplant! 

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Selena went through Kidney transplant last year. (Source: Instagram/Selena Gomez)

Selenators stood up and came to Gomez’s defense and told off all the haters. Some of the fans also shared the fact that her gaining a little weight is a side-effect of her disease and surgery.

Related: Selena Gomez Fights Back Lupus! 

Fat or not, body shaming is never okay. Don’t let the haters get to you Selena!


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