Selena Gomez Shares a Bikini Video and a Powerful Message

Fans weep, either with grief or relief, at the news that Selena and Justin have broken up.

Selena is also processing it ... by donning a bikini and adventuring Down Under on a yacht. She won't let her surgical scars hold her back from living her life.

Check out her inspiring message below, along with the video that she shared with fans.

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Selena Gomez uploaded a fun video of herself and her companions on a yacht.

She wrote a caption for this video.

"The beauty myth," she begins. "An obsession with physical perfection."

There is actually a non-fiction book by Naomi Wolf titled The Beauty Myth, but this is not the book that has a cameo in the video below.

Selena then says that this obsession "traps modern woman in an endless cycle of hopelessness, self consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society’s impossible definition of flawless beauty."

Some might deride Selena, who is famously beautiful, for this statement, but, as we'll explain, she has every right to make this statement.

"I chose to take care of myself because I want to, not to prove anything to anyone."

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In the video itself, Selena Gomez and her companions are taking it easy on a yacht off of the coast of Australia.

Before you salivate at your screen wishing that you could quantum leap into Selena or one of her companions and live a similar life of luxury, remember that Selena's been in the entertainment industry since she was a child.

Also, she very nearly died last year. She's earned her lifestyle and she's also earned the right to have some fun.

As for why she chose Australia -- viewers can see that she's in Sydney Harbor during at least parts of the video -- we can only guess.

Maybe Selena figured that if Lupus can't kill her, then Australia's notoriously scary fauna can't, either.

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it is widely believed that Selena's message about body image and her appearance on video in a bikini is not a coincidence.

And no, it's not because she's trying to land a replacement now that the Biebs is destroyed, devastated, and broken by their breakup.

She was recently spotted out and about in a bikini, with her scars on display.

Fans know this, so she's speaking from the heart to make sure that they understand that she's not ashamed of her scars, but she is conscious of them.

They're new, and they're a reminder of how close she came to losing her life.

So ... please don't ask why she might feel that body image issues and beauty standards are sometimes unfair, folks.

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Overall, the video is cute and fun.

It has everything:

- A grainy filter so that it looks like how Lana Del Rey probably sees the world

- Reenactments of that one scene from Titanic

-Friends

-Bikinis

-The Sydney Opera House

-Selena herself

And you can see all of that in the video below.

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The song playing during the video is "Dream Tonite," by Alvvays.

(The song title has been reported elsewhere with a different spelling)

It's nice of Selena to plug someone else's music, even if she's just doing it because it makes for a great, peaceful soundtrack.

We hope that she enjoys her time in Australia!

Selena gomez shares a bikini video and a powerful message