Selena Gomez put her new long hair on display in West Hollywood last night, attending a Giving Back Generation event with her longtime friend and the program’s host Raquelle Stevens. Gomez wore a black houndstooth blazer with a white T-shirt and high-waisted jeans. It was a casual but polished ensemble:
Gomez has appeared on Stevens’ Giving Back Generation before. In a 2019 interview with Stevens, Gomez candidly addressed her relationship with social media and how comments about her weight affected her.
“I want people to have a good relationship with social media,” she started. “It’s not going anywhere anytime soon. But knowing that real world’s in front of you and trying to pay attention to that is healthy. When I make an effort to post on social media or do what I’m doing, it’s important for me to make sure it’s 100 percent authentic and once I post it, I post it. That’s it.”
“…I see so many beautiful girls and amazing different characters and then they’re just demolished by an image that they’re trying to chase,” she continued. “Their wanting to be a completely different person but that’s not what’s inside of them, you know? But I get it. I look at other people’s pages—or I used to—and I’m like, okay, I need to fix myself.”
Gomez then addressed the bodyshaming she experienced. “I experienced that with my weight fluctuation for the first time. 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 said. “No, [the lupus doesn’t affect my weight]; it’s the combination of all of it. 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. Right [it’s totally out of my control], and that got to me big time. I think for me, that really messed me up for a bit.”
“I’m very happy with living my life,” she said. “We were talking about it earlier, being in the present because that’s it. Similar to me posting a photo then walking away, for me that’s it. I’ll do a red carpet, I’ll do whatever, I don’t need to see it. I did it. I participated. I felt wonderful and that’s where the extent of it is. I don’t care to expose myself to everyone and hear what they have to say about it.”
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