Selena Gomez Breaks Down ‘Beauty Myth’ In Response to Body Shamers

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Selena Gomez was photographed in a bikini over the weekend and the body shamers took to having a field day on her behalf.  This is not the first time for the singer to be body shamed and her replies always leave us inspired. Despite Gomez being open about her kidney transplant last year, people still trolled her.

The 25-year-old actress is having the time of her life on a yacht somewhere off the coast of Australia. She took to her Instagram and hit back at the body shamers with an empowering video post on Monday that dismantled “the beauty myth” and revealed she’s taking time to focus on herself.

“The beauty myth ― an obsession with physical perfection that traps the modern woman in an endless cycle of hopelessness, self-consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfil society’s impossible definition of flawless beauty,” Gomez captioned a video of herself and friends enjoying the sun Down Under. “I chose to take care of myself because I want to, not to prove anything to anyone. Wind in her sails. 🌈💜”

Her post was received positively by her followers. Also, her friend Amy Schumer reposted the message on her own page with an additional message of her own.

“I love this post. Thank you @selenagomez One month from today our movie @ifeelpretty comes out and it is all about this. Our movie is about how we all struggle with self-esteem. It’s not a tale of a homely fat woman finding her worth. It’s about a person who struggles with feeling invisible and not good enough. I am inspired by Selena and my friends and women everyday daring to just feel good. No striving for another version of yourself. Let’s love ourselves today. Just how we are”

Since revealing her surgery for a kidney transplant, Gomez has opened up about her changing relationship with her body, especially when it comes to accepting her surgical scar.

Many people have given a positive stand in supporting Gomez and doing away with body shaming. The point to take away from this event is that it doesn’t matter what people’s views are as it pertains to you. All that matters is that you know just how great and necessary you are. #Rewordit

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