Selena Gomez was called out recently by some body-shamers after photos of her in a bikini went viral. Justin Bieber’s ex was quick to defend herself, posting yet another photo of herself in her sexy pink bikini.
“I love being happy with me y’all #theresmoretolove,” she captioned the photo.
A few days later, fellow actor Abigail Breslin came to Selena Gomez’s defense–writing about it in her blog.
“All this stuff about Selena Gomez online in her bathing suit is RIDICULOUS,” she wrote.
“Everyone is always saying how we shouldn’t judge each other, so why are you commenting on a gorgeous, talented and smart young girl’s body when she’s on the beach having fun with her friend AND SHE LOOKS AMAZING. Aren’t there more important things the world can be reporting on??” Breslin added.
Abigail Breslin went on to write that incidents of body-shaming, such as this one targeting Selena Gomez, are at least partly responsible for the prevalence of eating disorders in young women.
“I think if we all took the time we spend making each other feel bad about ourselves and used it to make each other feel good, the world would be a better place,” she wrote. “Oh and also if we taught girls they had more newsworthy qualities than how they fit into a bikini, we’d have a lot more happy girls.”
Breslin ended her blog post with a very direct message for Selena Gomez.
“You look amazing and more importantly look like you’re having fun. Keep rocking those bikinis.”
— People magazine (@people) April 29, 2015
Selena Gomez looks amazingly fit and healthy in her bikini picture she posted on Instagram. Too often models, actresses, and young women in general adhere to standards that are ridiculously thin and simply not healthy.
Kudos to Abigail Breslin for her support of Selena Gomez and for speaking out against body-shamers.