Selena Gomez Seemingly Responds to Body-Shamers Who Criticize Bikini Pics

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Selena Gomez is, unfortunately, no stranger to having her body criticized by strangers behind a computer screen. The 25-year-old was called fat after unflattering pictures of her wearing a bikini surfaced in April 2015 and again the following month when she attend the MET Gala. The “Wolves” crooner refused to let haters get the best of her three years ago, and her philosophy remains the same now that she’s being criticized for her post-kidney transplant body.

A bikini-clad SelGo was photographed hanging out with her friends on a yacht in Sydney, Australia, over the weekend and while it’s obviously that she’s extremely happy and healthy, some (disgusting) people couldn’t help but shame her for her physique, including the scar on her leg that resulted from transplant complications.

Selly seemingly responded to the haters by posting a video montage from her boating trip along with a powerful message about people’s “obsession with physical perfection.”

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“The beauty myth- an obsession with physical perfection that traps modern woman in an endless cycle of hopelessness, self consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society’s impossible definition of flawless beauty,” she captioned the video. “I chose to take care of myself because I want to, not to prove anything to anyone. Wind in her sails.”

YAAAAS, SELENA! This message is so powerful and SO important and really shows how far she has come in the journey to accept and love her body as it is.

“It was really hard in the beginning,” she said of seeing herself for the first time after surgery. “I remember looking at myself in the mirror completely naked and thinking about all the things that I used to b*tch about and just asking, ‘Why?’ I had someone in my life for a very long time who pointed out all the things that I didn’t feel great about with myself. When I look at my body now, I just see life. There are a million things I can do — lasers and creams and all that stuff — but I’m OK with it.”