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    Selena Gomez Called Out Body-Shamers In A Post And Said She Doesn’t Care About Her Weight Because People Complain About It Anyway

    "I am perfect the way I am."

    Selena Gomez has a bold statement for people who want to criticize her body: "Bitch, I am perfect the way I am."

    Selena smiling at a red carpet event

    On her TikTok stories yesterday, she said, "So I be trying to stay skinny, but I went to Jack in the Box and I got four tacos, three egg rolls, onion rings, and a spicy chicken sandwich."

    A screenshot of Selena in a tank top on her TIkTok

    However, she quickly followed up with a message for the surely incoming body-shamers: "But honestly, I don't care about my weight because people bitch about it anyway."

    Selena in a long, strapless gown with a train on the red carpet

    She continued, "'You're too small.' 'You're too big.' 'That doesn't fit.' 'Meh, meh, meh, meh.'"

    Then she added, "Bitch, I am perfect the way I am."

    And this: "Moral of the story? Bye."

    Screenshot of Selena's TikTok

    Then she made another post lip-synching to a very true lyric from "Rack City" by Tyga: "I'm a motherfucking star."

    Selena in a tank top and touching her face on TikTok

    Selena has a history of calling out online trolls. For example, in 2015, haters filled the comments of a bikini picture she posted with criticism about her weight.

    In response, she posted another picture in her swimsuit and captioned it, "I love being happy with me yall."

    Similarly, in 2018, designer Stefano Gabbana (of Dolce & Gabbana) commented on the Catwalk Italia's Selena collage, "È proprio brutta!!!" — which basically translates to "She's so ugly!!!"

    Close-up of a bespectacled Stefano in a bow tie

    Selena didn't say anything in response, but a few months later, she subtly shaded him by wearing this sparkly hair clip that says, "UGLY."

    Side view of Selena with hair clip

    And of course, we can't forget her long history of confidence-boosting bops, including 2011's "Who Says" and 2020's "Rare."

    Selena wearing big sparkly hoop earrings with the text "Wouldn't wanna be anybody else!"

    However, her self-assurance doesn't just come from the fact that she's, well, Selena Gomez. Her ability to stand up against body-shamers was hard-won.

    Selena seated and smiling

    In 2020, she told Cosmopolitan, "I’ve gotten insecure. I also have lupus, so I fluctuate in my weight a lot, so I’ve had to learn pretty early to have thick skin when it comes to this stuff and to understand that it doesn’t matter at all. It’s just hateful. It’s all it is."

    Well, I'm happy that Selena is out here reminding us all that no one's opinion of our bodies matters but our own. Now I'm off to find my embroidery hoop and figure out how to stitch "Bitch, I am perfect the way I am" onto a pillow.

    Selena smiling and waving on the red carpet