Mandy Teefey, Selena Gomez mom, was recently on a magazine cover with her daughter and took to Instagram to call out body shamers.
On Friday, 45-year-old Teefey explained she gained 60 lbs. after being hospitalized with life-threatening pneumonia.
The hospitalization occurred less than a month before she appeared on the cover of Entrepreneur magazine with Gomez.
“I wasn’t ever going to discuss this, but I knew when the Entrepreneur cover came out comments on my weight were going to be DM’d to me,” Teefey said in her caption.
In the post, she shared a screenshot of a DM offering her a weight loss program for $5,000 and pictures of her when she was hospitalized.
One of the pictures she shared of herself was taken after she was told she only had a few days to live and the other of when she was released from the hospital.
“I gained 60 lbs. plus inflammation from the infection. I never gave up on myself or Wondermind coming to reality. I had zero business to be at a photo shoot. So, yesterday was a beautiful day for many reasons filled with personal attacks. I’m healthy and I will work on myself at my pace. It’s a miracle I am here and could careless if that means I’m a 16 instead of an 8. Much love to everyone. Let’s Wondermind!!! XO,” she added in her post.
Wondermind, which is set to launch in 2022, is a media company that focuses on normalizing mental health.
“We wanted to create something outside the box that gets into the dirt of what could really help people,” Teefey told Entrepreneur.
In the interview or Entrepreneur, Gomez also opens up about her experiences with cyberbullying.
“There was a huge release of no longer feeling like I’m in this tiny phone where people are saying the most hateful things,” she said. “Why would I fill up my days with that? I also started to realize this entire world of people was living an unrealistic life. They were perfect and beautiful and happy all the time
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