Selena Gomez has been open about her lupus diagnosis since October 2015, but it seems some “fans” still need to be educated. Recently, the Only Murders in the Building actor shared her skin-care routine on TikTok using products she’s been sent in PR mailers from brands like La Mer, Laneige, Dermalogica, and Tatcha.
“PSA I got most of these products free. I ain’t just rolling like that everywhere,” Gomez captioned the video, in which stripped off her makeup (presumably Rare Beauty) and applied a range of treatments to her face and hair. “Use any serum to take off makeup before washing. It breaks it up nicely. Also use a sponge to wipe eyes to treat eyes delicately when removing [makeup].”
She added, “K I’m done pretending I know what I’m [talking] about.”
While many fans applauded the pop star for keeping it real when it comes to receiving free skin-care products, as well as her level of expertise, some felt the need to criticize the video, particularly Gomez’s slight hand tremor as she applied products like micellar water. Per BuzzFeed, Gomez responded in the comment section of one since-deleted TikTok video, writing, “Lol I shake because of my medication for Lupus. Also, read my disclaimer. I ain’t no pro.”
In 2017, Gomez famously received a kidney transplant from Francia Raisa after battling the chronic autoimmune disease for around three years. According to Page Six, in her documentary series My Mind & Me, she shared a particularly vulnerable moment from 2020, tearfully saying, “it just hurts. Like, in the morning when I wake up, I immediately start crying because it hurts, everything.”
Lately, it feels like Selena Gomez has been facing criticism from trolls for pretty much everything. On January 10, she seemingly responded to recent body-shaming comments following her appearance at the Golden Globes. “I’m a little bit big right now because I enjoyed myself during the holidays,” she said during an Instagram Live video with her sister Gracie. “But we don’t care.”
Next time you feel the need to poke fun at Selena Gomez — or anyone — I have a suggestion. Don’t.