All bodies are beach bodies! Selena Gomez has no desire to hide her figure while on vacation – and she has made her position clear.
The Only murders in the building star, 30, shared a “vaca” video of herself via TikTok on Wednesday, August 3, wearing a lilac-colored swimsuit of her own design. The “Lose You to Love Me” singer, who appeared to be on a yacht at the time, lip-synched an audio clip with a body-positive message.
“Suck it in,” Gomez said in the video, mimicking the person in the original recording. “I don’t suck shit,” she added, posing as the second person. “Real stomachs are coming back, okay?”
The “It Ain’t Me” artist has long spoken openly about her body image — revealing what makes it strong and also what she’s found difficult during her decade-plus in the spotlight.
“So I try to stay lean, but I went to Jack in the Box and had four tacos, three spring rolls, onion rings and a spicy chicken sandwich,” the Disney Channel alum shared. with fans via TikTok in April. “But honestly, I don’t care about my weight because people complain about it anyway. ‘You’re too small’, ‘you’re too big’, ‘it’s wrong’. ‘Meh meh meh meh’, she continued, “Bitch, I’m perfect the way I am.”
Body shaming was so bad, Gomez explained on the “Giving Back Generation” podcast in 2019, that she took a step back from social media at the time.
“Actually, it’s just my truth. I fluctuate. It depends on what’s going on in my life,” the “Wolves” singer said, noting that her weight is changing due to her health issues, including lupus, kidney issues and high blood pressure.
“It touched me a lot,” she recalled of the body shaming on social media. “I think for me it really messed me up a bit.”
In 2015, Gomez revealed that she took the hate she received about her body and put it into songs on her second album, The comeback.
“I was getting a lot of hate for my body and ‘you’re gaining weight’ [commentary] and so I was in Mexico and I was feeling all of that and I’d be lying to you if I said it didn’t hurt me, but I kind of channeled that into my music,” the “Same Old Love,” said said the artist Additional TV at the time, specifically naming “Survivors”, “Kill Em With Kindness” and “Rise” as the tracks that dealt with his emotions about cyberbullying.
“It’s all about trying to be heard,” she noted, calling the record “the best thing I’ve ever done in my entire career” at the time.