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Selena Gomez is proud of her body, and she's not afraid to stand up for herself.

But Justin Bieber's ex wouldn't bully a body shamer, would she?! There were some screen grabs making the rounds Thursday that showed a purported Instagram exchange between the singer and a nasty critic commenting on her weight. In this unconfirmed back-and-forth (the user allegedly telling her to "work out" and "Please stop eating junk food" has since deleted their account), it appears that Selena tells her hater, "you're disgusting."

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The screen grabs, which may well have been a fictitious Photoshop creation, were picked up by a handful of media outlets. (E! News reached out to Selena's reps to confirm whether she had anything to do with these supposed comments, but we did not receive an immediate response.)

In the unconfirmed correspondence, though, the critic told the 22-year-old star she "needs to tone her body," writing, "in the business sadly the image [is] important i'm just saying that she needs to work out..."

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It appears Selena responded, writing, "IM IN the business and I could care less about what 'they' or you said I should look lie. I don't need to do anything other than love myself, take care of my work, fans, family and friends...And I do work out. It's not your place to tell anyone what they should or should not do."

These comments seem somewhat reminiscent of the real Selena, who recently celebrated her newfound curves on Instagram. She posted a smiling snap of herself lounging in a sexy swimsuit, writing simply, "I love being happy with me y'all #theresmoretolove"

As for the more critical, "you're disgusting" comment mentioned above? Something tells us Selena was a little too busy to spend time talking with trolls. On Thursday, in fact, struck a pose on the red carpet at Chicago's Allstate Arena before hosting 2015 WE Day Illinois. The annual do-gooder events celebrates local youth volunteering to make a difference for Free the Children, an international charity.

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