Selena Gomez preached body positivity after tabloids body-shamed her in a bikini and everyone needs to hear it.
The pop singer was enjoying some downtime on a private yacht in Australia when it happened. Paps captured pictures of the star lounging on her stomach while reading a book or laughing with friends while enjoying some time out at sea.
Gomez was in a bright orange bikini top and black bikini bottoms looking as happy and healthy as ever.
If you’re a fan of the ‘Wolves’ singer, you know she recently underwent a kidney transplant as a result of her battle with Lupus. Gomez shared this emotional Instagram post after the successful surgery, thanking her best friend Francia Raisa for selflessly offering to be her kidney donor.
What started off as Justin-free tabloid speculation (although the two exes reconciled following Gomez’s surgery, it’s rumored the two of them are taking a break), it quickly took a nasty turn. Tabloids began focusing on Gomez’s body instead, particularly her post-surgery scars.
Selena Gomez responded to the scrutiny by posting a video taken on the yacht to Instagram, followed with a detailed caption about ‘the beauty myth’. The singer wrote, ‘The beauty myth- an obsession with physical perfection that traps modern woman [sic] in an endless cycle of hopelessness, self-consciousnesses, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society’s impossible definition of flawless beauty.’
She ended off the powerful message with a simple, ‘I chose to take care of myself because I want to, not to prove anything to anyone. Wind in her sails.’ We’re loving the star’s carefree attitude and message of self-love. You tell ’em, Selena.
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