Selena Gomez reacted to her body after some social media users wrote negative comments about her performance at the Golden Globes.
“I’m a little big now because I entertained myself over the holidays,” Gomez said as she streamed live on Instagram from a car with her 9-year-old sister, Gracie Elliott Teefey, on the night of the awards show. “I mean, right?” she said laughing to Gracie. “But we don’t care.”
Gomez, who was nominated for Best Television Actress in a Musical/Comedy Series for her starring role in Hulu’s “Only Murders In the Building,” rocked the red carpet in a Valentino gown with puff sleeves, a thigh slit and train. She brought Gracie as her date.
While Gomez didn’t explicitly name the negative comments, fans speculated that her comment came in response to social media users writing nasty judgments about her body after red carpet photos were shared online.
Gomez has had a complicated relationship with social media for years and recently returned to Instagram after a hiatus. In a March 2021 interview with Vogue, she said she had been mostly off the internet for three years and would send photos and captions to her assistant to post on Instagram and Twitter. In an Instagram Live last year, she clapped back at critics who commented on her body size.
“I don’t care about my weight, because people complain about it anyway. ‘You’re too small. You’re too big. That doesn’t fit,” she said. “Bitch, I’m perfect the way I am.”
She has also been candid about her health issues, including her mental health issues, and has spoken about using her story and platform to help others feel less alone. Her charity-driven beauty brand, Rare Beauty, has raised millions to address the gaps in mental health care.