This just proves that society can be really crappy, and it needs to stop.
Selena Gomez just had to take to social media to address some body-shaming bullies, and she really shouldn’t even have to say anything.
Seriously, my heart breaks for her.
She has an actual health problem — like a real-life concern — and it causes her to gain weight at times.
Back in 2015, Selena told the world that she was having to undergo chemotherapy for lupus.
In case you didn’t know, lupus is a disease of the immune system. Basically, your body attacks itself.
Selena even had to undergo a kidney transplant back in 2017, because her lupus was causing kidney failure.
We don’t see the effects, because she is a good actor, and keeps her private life somewhat quiet.
Her lupus is real. It’s so real that she has to take medication to control the disease.
My medications are important and I believe they are what helps me — Not a model, never will be.Selena Gomez
This life-saving medication is what causes her to hold onto water weight.
I mean, I’ve had to deal with the Prednisone puff. It makes you straight-up look like a chipmunk.
It’s no fun for a normal person. I can’t even imagine what she goes through in the public eye.
Selena also went on to encourage anybody else who has been the recipient of body shaming.
I just wanted to say and encourage anyone out there who feels any sort of shame for exactly what they’re going through and nobody knows the real story. — I just want people to know that you’re beautiful.Selena Gomez
We love you Selena. You do you, girl. Do what you have to do to stay healthy and happy.
You can see some of Selena’s message about body shaming HERE.