Famed personal trainer and television personality Jillian Michaels is under fire for her comments regarding music superstar Lizzo and her weight.
This came when Michaels appeared on the Buzzfeed News program ‘AM to DM,’ where she was promoting her My Fitness app. While discussing the topic of body positivity, that is where the subject of the “Truth Hurts” singer came up.
She says she loves her music along with her kid, but not the message of her body, and the acceptance behind it.
“I love that they’re putting images out there that we normally don’t get to see of bodies we don’t get to see being celebrated,” said the host, to which Michaels responded, “But why are we celebrating her body?”
“Why does it matter? That’s what I’m saying. Why aren’t we celebrating her music because it isn’t going to be awesome if she gets diabetes,” she added.
Michaels would later receive pushback and negative reaction from the public, especially Lizzo’s fanbase for her comments. She went into instant damage control on social media.
The apology tour continued as she went to TMZ, and told them she “didn’t think she was fat shaming the star.”
She does want those who are overweight and obese to take care of themselves.
Here is the video of her Buzzfeed ‘AM to DM’ appearance (skip to 8:20 to see the comments):
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Lizzo Clapsback At Nontenured Professor Who Says She’s Popular ‘Cause She’s Obese
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Weak men hate to see a woman that’s too free.— Soleil’s Dad 💜 (@TheMrMilan) December 24, 2019
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Lizzo is popular because she is a brilliant multi talented Queen. Lizzo is also a dancer so dehumanizing her for her weight is beyond dumb. She is more healthy and in shape than you are Boyce.— Jason (Gay WandaVision Stan) (@EscaflowneClown) December 23, 2019
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@lizzo is popular because she is free. Free being herself in her own skin. No matter what anyone thinks or says; she continues to live her life. She is confident and bold where as others hide and falsify themselves to be something else. Flawless beauty inside and out.— Christy Jones (@sweetcincylove) December 20, 2019
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He ain’t nobody’s physician. His PhD is in finance, for reasons only he and his thesis advisors can understand. pic.twitter.com/t1Uk0Ytwin— Marissa Jackson Sow (@MarissaEsque) December 23, 2019
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If you want to speak obesity fine. That’s a conversation regarding corporate greed, education & nutritional deficiency. And one that doesn’t have to criticise or focus on Lizzo or any other person. I think you’ve lost me with this obsession. Bless.— Christina Donoghue (@cherokee_flower) December 20, 2019
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It’s always so crazy to me how people claim to care about a person’s physical health when they make these comments but overlook their mental health when making these comments smh— Ijada (@ijadacourtney) December 24, 2019
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Lizzo is popular because she spreads joy and positivity wherever she goes. You should try it sometime.— Max Weiss (@maxthegirl) December 23, 2019
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Hmm. And here I thought #Lizzo was popular bc she was a talented artist.— TaxReturn.Papi (@ZayPeace) December 24, 2019
There’s been a obesity problem in the US for decades.
You just mad she getting this money.
While you watching her eat, your food over there getting cold. Worry about what’s on your plate.
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Your comments are extremely disturbing. Don’t make assumptions about a persons health profile/lifestyle behavior. Instead of further degrading black women’s bodies, focus on dismantling structures that contribute to the triple impact of racial, gender, and weight discrimination.— Angela Odoms-Young (@OdomsYoung) December 21, 2019
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If I ever need a trash take on a topic involving black Women, I can always rely on you.— Kamala is Giving Bette Porter (@BrrrLaStrange) December 23, 2019
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She seems to be the opposite of dying on this picture. She looks like she is basking in her freedom to soar above those who would judge her in the guise of concern for her health and love herself in the present, not waiting for a future where she's lost weight.— 🌴Karen☮ (@SoCalWoman) December 24, 2019
Jillian Michaels on Lizzo: “Why Are We Celebrating Her Body?” was originally published on wzakcleveland.com