Selena Gomez admits she lied over effect of body shaming on her
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Selena Gomez, 30, has admitted that she lied about the effects that body shaming had on her.
The singer has now revealed the truth behind the comments and has finally confessed to the actual impact that they've had on her mental health.
In the tenth episode of Apple TV's latest season of Dear ..., Gomez told fans the reality of the whole ordeal. Check out the trailer here:
Gomez has long-since been the brunt of many internet trolls who have taken part in body shaming her.
While the star has previously admitted that comments made about her body after her lupus diagnosis left her 'crying her eyes out' she has been good at keeping up the appearance that the comments didn't matter to her.
The former Disney Channel icon was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease back in 2014 and has since revealed that it was like her body was 'fighting itself on the inside'.
Gomez has repeatedly fought back against the avalanche of comments picking at her weight and even hit back at those people who body shamed her after attending the 2023 Golden Globes.
When many social media users weighed in to call the singer 'dumpy' and even say she looked 'pregnant', Gomez simply explained: "I’m a little bit big right now because I enjoyed myself during the holidays," during a Facebook Live with her sister Gracie Elliott Teefey.
"But we don’t care," the pair added while laughing.
However, it appears that the 'Come & Get It' singer does in fact care about the onslaught of comments which she has since addressed in Apple TV's second season of Dear.
The shows premise attempts to highlight how 'one person’s story can change the world'.
It reads: "Dear Season 2 shows how Selena Gomez, Viola Davis, Jane Fonda, and more game-changing icons have done just that."
Revealing the truth about such 'challenges', Gomez explained: "I was posting these things saying it doesn't bother me because I didn't want it to bother other people who were experiencing the same thing."
She continued: "Getting shamed for what they look like, who they are, who they love, I just think it's so unfair."
"I was being shamed for gaining weight because of my lupus," the Wizards of Waverly Place star added.
This is a total change in how Gomez has previously publicly responded to body shaming comments last year, when she claimed on TikTok that being 'skinny' wasn’t worth missing out on her favorite foods.
"But honestly, I don’t care about my weight because people b**** about it anyway," she continued.
The star concluded: "B**ch, I am perfect the way I am."
Gomez's episode on the second series of Dear ... was first aired on Friday (10 March) and is now available to stream on Apple TV.