Selena Gomez hits back at body shamers who made fun of her scars in bikini pictures
Selena Gomez let the haters know that she didn't care about their criticisms of her body or her scars in an inspiring Instagram post.
Selena Gomez was spotted soaking up the sun in Sydney Harbor on a yacht with some friends, as she was rumored to be attending a women-only conference in the city while on a break from Justin Bieber. However, photos of her in her bikini circulated the Internet, and trolls began fat-shaming the singer and commenting on the scars she had from last year's kidney transplant being visible, prompting the singer to address the hate with a deep Instagram post.
Gomez shared a video compilation of her day on the yacht to Instagram with a caption that read, "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. 🌈💜."
The caption was likely in reference to hate comments about her surgery scars and body shape that cropped up after pictures of her in Sydney were shared over the Internet. However, even on the new post, users left nasty comments like "The only reason why she's talking about a myth of physical beauty is because she is no longer apart of it. Funny how she only talks about it now once her belly is f***** up and she has weird scars on her back."
Despite the few petty comments that cropped up on her inspirational post, a majority of the users expressed admiration at her and called her a role model.
Some comments read, "My daughter has kidney disease. You are a role model for her in so many ways. Please don't let the haters get to you," and "A M E N sister! People are crazy. Those people that judge are the ones that need self esteem. #staykind #truetoyourself."
Other encouraging comments read, "You're a lovely young woman. Ignore the negativity and keep being such a positive role model for so many! :)" and "Selena you're an example to follow, I love you so much take care of you sweetie." However, some missed the point, with one commenter writing, "I love u sel no matter what they say .... No matter no matter if ur fat or not 😍😍😍😍."
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