Selena Gomez responds to TikTok saying she was 'skinny' while dating Justin Bieber

Selena Gomez is tired of people talking about her body. On Dec. 12, the actor responded on TikTok that she was "always skinny" when she dated Justin Bieber. The TikTok video showed photos from Gomez's relationship with Bieber, and then showed a screenshot of a comment Gomez posted on Instagram in response to a fan who declared "Jelena forever." "No love, he prefers modeling. I'm just too normal," she reportedly wrote.

Gomez commented on TikTok, leaving a simple sad emoji. Fans responded to her comment, trying to decipher the meaning of her reply. "Maybe she's upset that you guys keep bringing up her body changes over the years. She has the right to react to her own life," one user wrote, while another said they thought "her comment was sarcastic Meaning." But given her previous willingness to publicly criticize body shamers, she's likely uncomfortable with people making comments about her body again.

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The Only Murder in the Building star has previously spoken out against body shaming. In April 2022, Gomez took to her TikTok Story to lash out at fans who "challenged" her weight and told them what she had to eat that day. "So I've been trying to stay slim, but I went to Jack in the Box and bought four tacos, three egg rolls, onion rings and a spicy chicken sandwich," she said. "But to be honest, I don't care about my weight because people are going to complain about it anyway. 'You're too small,' 'You're too big,' 'That doesn't fit.' "Yeah yeah yeah. B*tch, I'm perfect the way I am."

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Gomez has previously spoken publicly about her body image issues, saying in a 2021 Vogue video that "my weight fluctuates a lot." In 2019, she weighed in on her friend Raquelle Stevens ) elaborated on this in an interview on her podcast, attributing her fluctuations to the lupus medications she needs to take throughout her life. "For me, I really noticed that people started attacking me for it," she said. "Actually, that's just my truth. I fluctuate. It depends on what's going on in my life."