It’s been months since Selena Gomez was attacked for flaunting her curvy figure while vacationing in Mexico, yet, the emotional toll it’s taken on the young singer continues to linger.
The then 22-year-old was pictured wearing a stylish pink bikini that hugged her curves, and was seen looking carefree while having a blast at the beach with friends. Little did she know, trouble was brewing in paradise.
Within hours, media outlets and individuals began viciously attacking the “Good For You” singer calling her a barrage of unflattering names.
Gomez initially reacted by posting a photo of her in a flesh and black one piece swimsuit that was bursting with body love – but realistically speaking, when you’re constantly attacked by internet trolls calling you “fat”, it’s hard to stay optimistic.
According to a recent interview, Gomez shares that being attacked for her weight was something new to her despite being in the industry since she was seven-years-old. Hence, her going to therapy.
After being called “fat” one too many times, Gomez decided to seek professional help. She goes on to say that although she was “bummed” with what was going on, she feels that she has grown from the negative experience.
“Each year, I’m becoming more who I am. I have a little more self-awareness. I feel confident and free. I’m not going to hide in my room and be depressed,” said Gomez.
Gomez has recently made headlines after revealing that back in 2013, when everyone was gossiping that she had cancelled the Asia and Australia leg of her tour because she was in rehab dealing with substance abuse.
The truth couldn’t be any further. It was revealed that Gomez was undergoing chemotherapy for chronic sickness, Lupus.
“I wanted so badly to say: ‘You guys have no idea. I’m in chemotherapy. You’re assholes’.” She goes on to say that she had locked herself in her room until she had gained enough self-confidence to step out again.
“I’ve been working since I was seven. I’ve been a Unicef ambassador since I was 17. It’s so disappointing that I’ve become a tabloid story,” said Gomez.
Nowadays, Gomez keeps herself busy with promoting her new album, Revival.
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