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Even celebrities have body issues. Last Friday, Selena Gomez sat down with Ryan Seacrest and opened up about her own challenges with the body-shaming criticism she faced.
“I feel very empowered and confident in where I am,” she said. “I think it took me a long while to get there because the past year was so interesting because I’ve never been body-shamed before. I dealt with a whole other set of issues…I’ve never been body shamed before.”
Earlier this year, she posted a photo on Instagram that showed her weight gain and hashtagged it “there’s more of me to love”
“The reason why I did that was because I didn’t want them to win,” she explained. Because then the next day, it wasn’t about how I gained weight, it was about how I embraced it. And that’s just kind of my approach.”
Her upcoming album, Revival, set to drop this October, features cover art of the artist topless–a confident rebuttal to the cruel body-shaming she’s recently faced. “There’s nothing wrong with a woman being comfortable, confident,” she said. “I love feeling like I’m in love and I want to look good for someone, but at the same time there’s no guy in my video. I’m saying I am a diamond. I like the way that women feel when they’re in that state.”
REVIVAL 10.9 A photo posted by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on
Bye haters! Go Selena!