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Selena Gomez Expertly Brushed Off Anyone Who Thought She Looked 'Big' At The Golden Globes

The 'Only Murders in the Building' star brushed off the negativity with her 9-year-old sister, Gracie Elliott Teefey, while streaming live on Instagram.

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Selena Gomez subtly clapped back at trolls who body-shamed her appearance at this year's Golden Globes.

As the nominee for Best Television Actress in a Musical/Comedy Series for her starring role in Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, Gomez walked down the red carpet in a strapless Valentino gown with exaggerated purple sleeves attached that extended to a floor-length shawl.

She was accompanied by her nine-year-old sister, Gracie.

In an Instagram live clip that was later shared on TikTok, the singer said from inside a car following the awards show:

“I’m a little bit big right now because I enjoyed myself during the holidays."

She leaned over to Gracie and added with a laugh:

“I mean, right?”
“But we don’t care.”

Here is the clip of Gomez suggesting she doesn't have time for haters.


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Gomez didn't specifically mention the fat-shaming comments after photos of her from the red carpet circulated online, but the clip of her taking the high road suggested she was responding to the harsh judgments.

Social media users had plenty to say about people's obsession with body image.

Gomez has been enduring online shaming throughout her career.

She had been open about health and mental issues, including the fact that she suffers from lupus–an inflammatory illness where the body attacks its own tissues–which required her to get a kidney transplant in 2018 when she was 25.

She had just returned from a social media hiatus that she took presumably for a mental health break.

In a Vogue interview from 2021, Gomez said she took a three-year break from the internet and had her assistant post photos and captions to her social media pages.

Last year on Instagram Live, she spoke up about those who made comments about her body, saying:

“I don’t care about my weight because people b*tch about it anyway. ‘You’re too small. You’re too big. That doesn’t fit.'”
“B*tch, I am perfect the way I am.”