“What Happened to Your Belly?”: Selena Gomez Gets Criticized for Her Abs and Fans Step Up to Defend Her
Selena has experienced a lot of challenges — Lupus treatment, the rumors about her, Justin, and Hailey Bieber, to top it all off, the body-shaming concerning her recent change in physique. Even though there’s been too much pressure on her, Selena is still standing strong, and her responses to all the criticism are priceless.
Selena shared a video on TikTok.
Not so long ago the star posted a video on TikTok, showing her makeup routine. In the beginning of the video, Gomez appeared completely makeup free. She went on to show her own-brand products Rare Beauty. At the end of the video, she posed in front of the camera in a complete look wearing a white cropped top.
Someone commented on her belly.
Some users paid excessive attention to Selena’s belly. Someone wondered, “Is she pregnant?”, “What happened to your stomach?” Another user asked the same question, but also added that they were “worried” about Selena’s body.
Her body changed because of a condition.
Selena was diagnozed with Lupus in 2014 and several years later had a kidney transplant. Now she takes lupus medication that makes her weight fluctuate. The star says, “My medications are important, and I believe they are what help me. So yeah, not a model. Never will be.”
Selena’s fans stood up for her.
It wasn’t long until Gomez’s fans started defending her. One user wrote, “She had a kidney transplant, and she probably takes medication to control her sugar. Nothing is wrong with her.” Another added, “It’s because of her kidney transplant surgery.”
Someone opened up, “I really hope I get to meet you someday, give you a hug, tell you I love you, and share how you’ve impacted my life for the better.”
She handles criticism like a queen.
Selena doesn’t care about what other people think, and you can feel this attitude a mile away. Once she posted a video on TikTok where she looks at her belly and says, “I’m not sucking it in. Real stomachs are coming back.”
In another TikTok video she said, “Trying to stay skinny, but I went to Jack in the Box and I got 4 tacos, 3 egg rolls, onion rings, and a spicy chicken sandwich. But honestly, I don’t care about my weight. I am perfect the way I am.”
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