Selena Gomez admits she 'cried her eyes out' over cruel body shaming comments
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Selena Gomez has admitted that cruel body shaming comments took more of a toll on her that she had let on.
Last month, Gomez decided to leave social media after defending Taylor Swift over a post where Hailey Bieber appeared to criticise her.
Following her recent departure, Gomez told fans: "I'm going to be taking a second from social media, because this is a little silly. I'm 30 and am too old for this.
"But I love you so much and I'll see you guys sooner than later. I'm just gonna take a break from everything."
She added that she was 'very happy', 'blessed' with good friends and that she 'loves' who she is but just needed the break.
Now, the 30-year-old has recalled privately struggling with trolls targeting her for fluctuating weight on a new episode of Apple TV's Dear...
The Only Murders in the Building star said that she portrayed herself online as someone who didn't really care about the criticism that was being thrown her way, when in reality she was actually 'crying her eyes out'.
Gomez said: "My weight would constantly fluctuate because I would be on certain medications. And obviously, people just ran with it.
"It was like they couldn't wait to find a thing to bring me down. I was being shamed for gaining weight because of my lupus."
She continued: "I lied. I would go online and I would post a picture of myself and I would say, 'It doesn't matter. I'm not accepting what you're saying'.
"All the while, being in the room posting and crying my eyes out because nobody deserves to hear those things.
"Though I was posting these things saying it doesn't bother me, because I didn't want it to bother other people who are experiencing the same thing, getting shamed for what they look like, who they are, who they love.
"I just think it's so unfair. I don't think that anybody deserves to feel less than."
Previously, the singer revealed that her fluctuating weight is due to her lupus medication.
Speaking on a TikTok Live last month, she said: "When I’m taking it, I tend to hold a lot of water weight, and that happens very normally. When I’m off of it, I tend to kind of lose weight.
"I just wanted to say and encourage anyone out there who feels any sort of shame for exactly what they’re going through and no one knows the real story."