Lizzo vs. Jillian Michaels
In January 2020, the previous Biggest Loser fitness instructor stated on Buzzfeed News’ digital series AM to DM, “Why are we commemorating [Lizzo’s] body? Why does it matter? Why aren’t we commemorating her music? ‘Cause it isn’t going to be remarkable if she gets diabetes.” Fans implicated Michaels of fat-shaming the star.
Lizzo later on stated on Instagram, “I have done nothing wrong. I forgive myself for thinking I was wrong in the first place. I deserve to be happy.” She likewise stated, “If my name is in your mouth, so is my p—y, bitch. Enjoy the flavor!”
Michaels later on stated on E!’s Daily Pop, “We can not reject the inescapable reality that being obese cause heart problem, cancer, diabetes, and these things eliminate individuals. So if me informing you I do not commemorate somebody being obese due to the fact that it might eliminate them is fat-shaming, ya got me. But by the method, I likewise do not commemorate anyone’s weight. I do not commemorate you if you’re a [size] 0. I do not commemorate you if you’re a [size] 6. I do not care.”
“And the argument that I’m trying to make is that I think people have felt so marginalized for so long and so excluded for so long, that the pendulum has swung to this place where it’s like, ‘You can’t hurt me with this, I love being overweight,'” Michaels continued. “And that’s the part where I, as a health expert, have to say, this will kill you.”
“I don’t celebrate anyone being overweight because it kills people,” she stated. “And denying that fact because it’s politically correct isn’t honorable and isn’t virtuous. It’s irresponsible and arguably dangerous. I just, I’m sorry I won’t lie because it’ll make you like me. I don’t think it’s doing anyone any favors.”