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Selena Gomez attends the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton on January 10, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California.

Selena Gomez is calling out the body-shamers who have been attacking her appearance. The 30-year-old revealed that the cause of her weight fluctuations is due to her lupus medication.

“I tend to hold a lot of water weight and that happens very normally. And then when I’m off of it, I tend to lose weight,” Gomez, 30, explained during a TikTok Live video that was shared via Twitter on Thursday (February 16). “I just wanted to say and encourage anyone out there who feels any sort of shame for exactly what they’re going through and nobody knows the real story. So, I just want people to know that you’re beautiful and you’re wonderful. And, yeah, maybe we have days where we feel like s—. But, I would much rather be healthy and take care of myself.”

The Only Murders in the Building star noted that her “medications are important” and “are what helps me.” She added, “[I’m] not a model, never will be. I think they’re awesome, mind you, but I’m definitely, definitely not that.”

Gomez concluded the video by thanking her fans for “understanding” and “supporting” her. She also asked haters to keep the negativity at bay. “And if not, go away, because honestly, I don’t believe in shaming people for body or anything,” she said.

One fan wrote, “it’s so sad how selena gomez has to excuse herself for her gain weight, it’s proving just how the entire internet is evil towards women.” Another said, “she’s so beautiful inside & out . it breaks my heart that people are making comments about her weight.” One fan, who also has lupus said, “#Lupus is commonly diagnosed in young women and the changes the medication has on our bodies can have long lasting impacts, both physical and mental. We are more than our bodies, but we still don’t deserve s—ty comments and unsolicited advice.”

Another person wrote, “The fact that she had to go live to justify her fluctuating body weight is upsetting. She is so beautiful and receives so much unnecessary criticism. We as a society need to do better. Stop putting so much pressure on people when it comes to weight gain or weight loss.” One person pointed out, “She doesn’t owe anyone any explanation. Her saying this will not change their awful mindset.”

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The Wizards of Waverly Place alum was first diagnosed with lupus in 2014. The Mayo Clinic defines the condition as “a disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks its own tissues and organs.” Three years later, the Texas native underwent a kidney transplant, with her longtime friend Francia Raisa as her donor.

TikTok's Top 10 Most Viewed Artists of 2022

In 2022, TikTok gave us viral sensations Tariq, aka the “It’s corn!” kid, and learning choreography to dances like Lizzo’s “About Damn Time.” In fact, so many people loved dancing to Lizzo’s song that she became the number one most-viewed artist of 2022.

According to TikTok’s Year on TikTok: 2022, the singer with 26 million followers has the most total video views on the platform. “About Damn Time” was the app’s number four top-trending song, and Lizzo’s TikTok video in which she demonstrates the dance for the hit song came in at seventh place on the trending-videos ranking, according to the company.


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The number one trending song in the U.S. was “Sunroof” by Nicky Youre and Dazy, with TikTok users making some 8.9 million videos featuring the track. The number one most trending U.S. video was a construction of an 8.3-foot-tall chocolate giraffe. The most popular tutorial video was a woman teaching her daughter to get her deaf dad’s attention. Drew Barrymore and Lupita Nyong’o were among the top 10 U.S. “breakthrough” creators on TikTok, registering among the creators with the biggest growth on the platform for the year. “Jiggle Jiggle” was the number one trending sound on the platform, the rap created more than two decades ago by documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux. The audio gained a new life after it was remixed by DJ duo Duke & Jones and became a popular dance on TikTok.

Take a look at the TikTok artists with the most video views throughout 2022 below:

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