Selena Gomez, famous from her Disney
Channel days, has grown up in the public eye. She transitioned from Disney projects to a diverse career in acting and music. Beyond her talent, her journey has also drawn attention to changes in her appearance, sparking discussions about body image.
Selena publicly confirmed that she’s never cared about others’ opinions of her physical appearance, but now, she is ready to reveal the reason for her body transformation. While she's been outspoken against body shaming on Instagram, a more complex story unfolds behind the scenes.
Selena Gomez was criticized due to her body.
The singer admitted that she tried to hide her feelings when confronting the criticism. Each time she posted a picture online, claiming not to care about comments, she was actually bothered by the hurtful comments. It's a candid confession that reflects the internal struggle she faced despite her public image.
She explains the sad reason for her body change.
While people made various assumptions of her transformation, it was true that she suffered from a disease called lupus. The medications she was taking were the main culprits leading to her weight gain.
Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease, occurs when the body's immune system. Its function is to protect the body from foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses, mistakenly turning on its own tissues and organs.
This immune response can impact different areas, such as the skin, joints, kidneys, heart, lungs, brain, blood cells, and various organs. Although the precise cause of lupus remains not entirely clear, experts believe it results from a mix of genetic, environmental, and immune factors.
How the medication actually works.
Due to her disease, Selena takes special medication which affects her body. Her transformation is just a side effect of medical treatment. “[When I’m taking it, I] tend to hold a lot of water weight, and that happens very normally. When I’m off of it, I tend to lose weight.” There is something out of her control.
She expressed his positivity and kindness in this difficult situation.
Selena wants to let anyone feeling ashamed know they're lovely and great, even on tough days. She prioritizes her health, crediting medications for making a big difference. Selena's simple request is for kindness, reminding us that everyone has a story so don’t judge them if you know nothing.
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