'Body-shaming messed me a bit'
Selena Gomez shares how comments about her weight affected her mind and health
Los Angeles: Singer Selena Gomez says being body-shamed after gaining weight really messed her up.
In an episode of her friend Raquelle Stevens' video podcast 'Giving Back Generation', Gomez opened up about how comments about her weight affected her mind and her health following her battle with lupus, reports etonline.com.
"I experienced (body-shaming) with my weight fluctuation for the first time," Gomez recalled.
"I have lupus and deal with kidney issues and high blood pressure, so I deal with a lot of health issues, and for me that's when I really started noticing more of the body image stuff," she added.
The 'Lose you to love me' singer said that, while her lupus doesn't directly affect her weight, the "combination" of all the different factors of her health struggle does.
"It's the medication I have to take for the rest of my life – it depends on even the month, to be honest. So for me, I really noticed when people started attacking me for that. In reality, that's just my truth. I fluctuate. It depends what's happening in my life," she shared.