Lizzo versus Jillian Michaels
In January 2020, the former Biggest Loser trainer said on Buzzfeed News’ digital series AM to DM: “Why are we celebrating? [Lizzo’s] Body? Why does it matter? Why don’t we celebrate their music? Because it won’t be great if she gets diabetes. “Fans accused Michaels of having embarrassed the star.
Lizzo later said on Instagram, “I didn’t do anything wrong. I forgive myself for being wrong at all. I deserve to be happy.” She also said, “If my name is in your mouth, it’s my p — y, bitch. Enjoy the taste!”
Michaels later said in E! Daily Pop: “We cannot deny the inevitable fact that being overweight leads to heart disease, cancer, diabetes and these things kill people. So when I tell you, I am not celebrating that someone is overweight because it could kill them fat shameful, you have me. But by the way, I also don’t celebrate anyone’s weight. I don’t celebrate you when you’re one [size] 0. I don’t celebrate you when you are one [size] 6. I don’t care. “
“And the argument I am making is that I think people have felt so marginalized and excluded for so long that the pendulum has swung into this place where it says, ‘You can’t hurt me love to be overweight, “continued Michaels. “And that’s the part where, as a health professional, I have to say this is going to kill you.”
“I don’t celebrate someone being overweight because it kills people,” she said. “And to deny that fact because it is politically correct is not honorable and not virtuous. It is irresponsible and arguably dangerous. I’m just sorry I won’t lie because it makes you like me. Me I don’t think it’s doing everyone a favor. “