Gomez talks body shaming, having lupus and gets scared (twice).
Things took a bit of a solemn turn when Ellen asked the 23-year-old about dealing with Lupus, a revelation Gomez shared this week in an interview with Billboard.
“It was just very complicated because I didn’t understand and then that was something that I did want to keep private until my whole life suddenly wasn’t private,” she said.
Gomez also defended herself against people body-shaming her and labeling her fat. DeGeneres splashed a photo of Gomez in a tiny bikini during her vacation in Mexico that became the target of an online bullying frenzy.
“It was weird because it’s not just ‘Oh she’s fat.’ It’s like she’s a mess. She’s gone off the deep end. I’m like because I’m on a vacation wearing a bathing suit? Actually technically that is a little too small for me, but I didn’t care.” The next day, Selena responded to the body shamers with a sultry photo of her own.
“I don’t what them to win. It’s so annoying when I see it all over the place and everybody thinks they can bring me down,” she said. “So my immediate response was I’m gonna post a picture and I’m like ‘I’m happy with me ya’ll’ and that was going to be the story the next day.”
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