Selena Gomez Opens
Up About Being Body Shamed for Gaining Weight Amidst
Lupus Battle In 2015, Selena Gomez was diagnosed with
lupus, a long-term autoimmune condition. She had kidney transplant surgery in
2017 after a series of complications,
including kidney failure. Recently, she spoke with the vodcast Giving Back Generation about how her health struggles have impacted her personally. Gomez said that some of the
medication she was taking to
treat her lupus affected her weight. While she was coming to terms with her body privately, people were "attacking" her appearance on social media. Gomez said that these body-shaming comments are what actually caused her to briefly leave social media at the time. She has returned to social media but says she barely glances at the comments anymore. Gomez said that she hopes her decision to not take social media so seriously will inspire others to do the same.