“What Happened To Your Stomach?”: Selena Gomez Handles Criticism Like A Queen and Her Fans Stand Up For Her
The scrutiny of celebrities' physical appearance has been a long-standing issue in the entertainment industry. Many celebrities have been subject to intense criticism for their weight gain, plastic surgeries, and other physical changes. This pressure to maintain a certain image often leads to body image issues and mental health problems.
However, some celebrities have been vocal about their decision to embrace their natural bodies and reject societal beauty standards. Selena Gomez is an ideal example. Despite the body-shaming concerning her recent change in physique, the singer is standing strong. Her fans also step up to defend their idol.
Selena shared a video on TikTok
It’s easy to see Selena’s videos relating to her makeup routine. Recently, the singer posted a video on TikTok. In the beginning of the video, she wore no makeup and then she went on to show her own-brand products, Rare Beauty. In the end, she appeared in front of the camera in a white cropped top.
Someone noted her belly
Selena’s belly became the center of attention. Some wondered “Is she pregnant?” or, “What happened to your stomach?”. There are a lot of the same questions, expressing their “worrying” about her body.
Her body changed because of a condition
In 2014, Selena was diagnosed with Lupus and several years later had a kidney transplant. Now, she keeps taking lupus medication that makes her weight change regularly. She shares, “My medications are important, and I believe they are what help me. So yeah, not a model. Never will be.”
Selena’s fans step up to defend her
While Selena is facing criticism, fans stood up for her. One user wrote, “She had a kidney transplant, and she probably takes medication to control her sugar. Nothing is wrong with her.” Another added, “It’s because of her kidney transplant surgery.” Someone opened up, “I really hope I get to meet you someday, give you a hug, tell you I love you, and share how you’ve impacted my life for the better.”
She gets criticized for her abs and handles it wisely
Selena ignores negative comments and you can feel this attitude a mile away. She posted a TikTok video, where she looks at her belly and says, “I’m not sucking it in. Real stomachs are coming back.”
In another TikTok video, she said, “Trying to stay skinny, but I went to Jack in the Box and I got 4 tacos, 3 egg rolls, onion rings, and a spicy chicken sandwich. But honestly, I don’t care about my weight. I am perfect the way I am.”