People Are Body Shaming Selena Gomez's 'Revival' Album Cover — Here's Why That Needs To Stop
On Friday, pop superstar Selena Gomez did a live interview on "The Cruz Show" to discuss her upcoming album Revival, which drops Oct. 9. We can already tell her second album as a solo artist is going to rock, because Gomez said, "I recorded the best songs of my career in the studio. It was such a time for me to explore who I am." Unfortunately, her music isn't the main topic of discussion at the moment.
For a society that's heavily focused on our own personal gain, we sure do spend a lot of time obsessing over other people's — especially women's — bodies. She's too fat, she's too thin, she's too tall, she's too short, etc. No matter how a person looks, someone will point out a "flaw" they personally deem unattractive. Which, in all truthfulness, has gotten really, really old.
Gomez explains, "The last two years, honestly, everybody's had a say in my life." She points out how weird this is, since "nobody knows... It kind of just got out of hand." Exhibit A: She posed nude for her Revival album's cover photo.
Since she's hardly the first singer to do this, you'd think the media and individual people would stop making all these negative comments. The issue in question isn't that these women posed nude (although I'm sure some people were against it) but for how their nude bodies looked.
Truth bomb: Gomez looks phenomenal. She said she has put on some pounds, but I'm not sure where. But even if she did, who cares? It's Gomez's business, and hers alone. Although Gomez pointed out the cover was Photoshopped, she still looks absolutely flawless.
Plus, this isn't the first time Gomez has shown some skin. She posed topless for V Magazine back in February.
Gomez went on to say, "You have to understand that I dealt with a lot of body shaming this year and I've never experienced that before. I don't care about that stuff, but I did start gaining weight, and I didn't really mind it... Man, that hurt. That was really hurtful. Because I've experienced people who have tried to control that kind of stuff before, and I didn't care. This is my time. I want to do it the way I want to do it."
"It's not even about my weight. It's just that I'm not going to give a f--k what people say," continued Gomez. "I'm not going to let them get to me." Good for you, girl. ?
She's been shutting down body-shaming critics all too often, and we applaud her for that. But, wouldn't it be great if body shaming, you know, just stopped? According to various studies, including recent ones from Bucknell University and University College London, body shaming doesn't help people lose weight, but rather gain weight (or end up getting sick).
Popular YouTube channel AsapTHOUGHT, which consists of duo Gregory Brown and Mitchell Moffit, uploaded a video Thursday that explains why body shaming isn't helpful, which goes hand-in-hand with Gomez's struggle.
H/T E! Online