Selena Gomez Responds to Body Shamers After Her Golden Globes Look Gets Criticized

On Saturday, Selena Gomez attended the 2023 Golden Globes, where she was nominated for Best Television Actress in a Musical/Comedy Series for her starring role in Hulu’s Only Murders In the Building. The award went to Quinta Brunson for Abbott Elementary, but Gomez was still a winner on the red carpet, wearing a stunning Valentino gown with a plunging neckline, off the shoulder bodice, and thigh-high slit in the long skirt.

The gown was even more dramatic with the purple puff sleeves and a long train behind her on the carpet. She paired it with tall strappy black heels and had her half swept up in an updo, and a very natural makeup palette. She accessorized with silver drop earrings.

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Apparently, Gomez’s look for the night was criticized by some online trolls, and the actress caught wind of their comments. She did an Instagram Live soon after with her 9-year-old sister, Gracie Elliott Teefey, and addressed the people who commented on her figure.

“I’m a little bit big right now because I enjoyed myself during the holidays,” she said, before getting an affirmation from Gracie.

Then she added, “But we don’t care,” and started laughing with her little sis.

Gracie was also Gomez’s date for the award, and wore an adorable gold gown with matching Mary Janes and a tiny gold purse.

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Her sister was born when Gomez was twenty, to her mother Mandy Teefey and stepfather Brian. The girls are quite close and she said in an interview in August on TaTaTu‘s video podcast, “She puts things in perspective. I have to basically watch this little person grow into a human being. There’s no better feeling in the world. I kind of feel like a parent in a way.”

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Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.


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