Selena Gomez has admitted to crying her eyes out over hateful comments she received following her weight gain.
The 30-year-old actress, who previously put on some extra weight as a result of her lupus medication, has opened up about the struggles she faced after getting inundated by mean comments on social media.
Speaking on the Dear… by Apple TV+, the Another Cinderella Story star revealed that she used to portray herself as someone who didn’t care at all about being criticized over her looks.
Now, however, she admitted that all the hateful comments she was subjected to got to her to the point that she was “crying her eyes out” while keeping her emotions to herself.
“My weight would constantly fluctuate because I would be on certain medications. And obviously, people just ran with it. It was like they couldn’t wait to find a thing to bring me down. I was being shamed for gaining weight because of my lupus,” Gomez said.
She continued: “I lied. I would go online and I would post a picture of myself and I would say, ‘It doesn’t matter. I’m not accepting what you’re saying.’ All the while, being in the room posting and crying my eyes out because nobody deserves to hear those things.
“Though I was posting these things saying it doesn’t bother me, because I didn’t want it to bother other people who are experiencing the same thing, getting shamed for what they look like, who they are, who they love. I just think it’s so unfair. I don’t think that anybody deserves to feel less than.”
The candid revelation comes shortly after the young actress/singer revealed it was her medication that contributed to her sudden weight gain.
“When I’m off of it, I tend to kind of lose weight,” she explained before revealing that the side effect is acceptable considering how important her medications are.
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