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Selena Gomez slams bikini body shamers

The past several months have been a roller coaster for Selena Gomez. In addition to breaking up with the Weeknd, the pop star, who has lupus, underwent a kidney transplantduring the summer, which presented potentially fatal complications.

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Now, in the midst of rumors that she has split up with on-off boyfriend Justin Bieber, she’s finally taking time for herself. The former Disney star was photographed yachting with friends around Australia’s Sydney Harbor this week.

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The paparazzi photos of the outing show Gomez basking in the sun in a bikini, scars from her recent surgery on display. Although many fans have celebrated her recovery, there’s been a fair amount of body shaming as well, with some critics mocking her scars and apparent weight gain.

Now the “Hands to Myself” singer is addressing the attention with a post calling out the “beauty myth” and the public’s “obsession with physical perfection that traps modern woman in an endless cycle of hopelessness, self-consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society’s impossible definition of flawless beauty.” She also included film footage from her trip.

 

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In other words, she’s not here for body shaming, speculation about her scars, or comments accusing her of covering her stomach with her hands out of self-consciousness. She’s just trying to live her life and be healthy. Any questions?

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