The video features the Disney Channel alum clad in a stunning one piece bathing suit as she mouths the words to a popular audio sound on the app to say she will not be sucking in her stomach, as many women are often instructed to do to appear thinner in photos.
“Suck it in,” someone says in the audio clip, which was originally uploaded by the user @unwinewithtashak.
“I’m not sucking sh*t in,” the sound continues. Gomez then puts her hand on her own stomach while continuing to mouth, “Real stomachs is coming the f*ck back, okay.”
The video—captioned “Vaca self”—received over 1.1 million likes and prompted thousands of fans to shower the actress with love for spreading such a positive message.
“You make me feel comfortable in my own skin,” one user told Gomez in the comments, while another called her “the best role model.”
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“People b*tch about it anyway,” she told the outlet at the time, while imitating critics who say, “‘You’re too small,’ you’re too big,’ ‘that doesn’t fit,’ ‘meh meh meh meh.'”
“B*tch, I am perfect the way I am,” she added. “Moral of the story? Bye.”
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