When it comes to body shamers, Selena Gomez says she’ll have the last word – thank you very much!
While appearing on Ellen on Friday, Gomez, 23, was asked about the bikini shots heard around the world – the photos that showed Gomez on vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico last April, wearing a pink bikini – which sparked the ire of cyber-bullies.
“It was the first time I’d ever been called fat,” said Gomez on the show, where she also performed her single, “Same Old Love.” (Her new album, Revival, is out today. Here are 5 reasons it’s a must-listen!)
“But 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.”
When Ellen pointed out that the commentary was not saying the bathing suit was small, but rather that she was big, Gomez fired back with a message to those who body shame.
“I don’t want them to win,” said Gomez. “It’s so annoying when I see it all over the place and everybody thinks they can bring me down. 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 gonna be the story the next day. I wasn’t gonna let that be the story.”