Selena Gomez Reveals Being Fat Shamed Inspired Her New Music


Via Extra:

Selena Gomez is bringing her character Mavis back in “Hotel Transylvania 2.” Selena sitting down with “Extra”, opening up about her role, where her life is now, and how being fat shamed inspired her new music.

Gomez happy playing Mavis again, “I think, for me, it was a no-brainer. And I love being able to have that with me, you know, family feel-good movie. And, you know, I like having that younger audience and it’s something that’s, that’s sweet about it and there’s a great message in the movie.”

Selena with her own message for fans who may be overwhelmed by social media, revealing she herself has had to take a step back from it, “ I think it’s so hard now more than ever because there’s so much access to people’s heart and I, that really bums… I’ve had to delete Instagram off my phone for a week and just kind of not get on it, cause it is crazy and I couldn’t imagine being 13 and dealing with it.” She went on, “My only compassion towards kids is like, you can’t listen to it, you have to know that you’re made individually to be who you are and you should just be able to find your happiness, it’s so hard to say, cause I’ve been doing it myself, you know.”

Gomez finding happiness in her life now, “I am growing up, I am changing, and I’m figuring out who I am and I’m enjoying the place I’m in.”

Working on new music as well, her new album, “Revival,” coming together at a difficult time, “I was getting a lot of, hate for my body and ‘gaining weight’ and so I was in Mexico and I was just feeling all of this stuff and I would be lying to you if I said it didn’t kind of hurt my feelings, but I kind of channeled that into my music.” She went on, “I felt like everybody was saying so much and I’m like, I need to say something…My songs on the record are survivors, are ‘Kill em with Kindness,’ ‘Rise’. It’s, it’s all geared towards me trying to be heard and I think this is the best thing that I’ve ever done in my whole career and I’m so excited.”

The 23-year old relying on her friends, famous and not, to get through the good and the bad, “I think it’s equally as important to have people who aren’t in the industry, I live with two roommates and one of them’s a realtor and the other one works for a charity and, like, a social media, so it’s equally as important because I’m able to recognize how people treat me differently than they treat my friends who aren’t famous…And then you have people like Taylor (Swift) or Demi (Lovato) or anyone that you’re able to, like, look in the eye and go, ‘My gosh, this hurts, I don’t understand this. Why are people like this?’ And they get it.”

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