Lizzo vs. Jillian Michaels
In January 2020, the former Biggest Loser trainer said in the digital series AM to DM by Buzzfeed News: “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 shaming the star in a big way.
Lizzo later said on Instagram, “I didn’t do anything wrong. I forgive myself for thinking I was wrong. 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! S Daily Pop, “We can’t deny the inevitable fact that being overweight leads to heart disease, cancer, diabetes and those things it could kill you is fat shameful, you got me. But by the way, I’m not celebrating anyone’s weight either. I do not celebrate you if you are one [size] 0. I don’t celebrate you when you are one [size] 6. I don’t care. “
“And I’m trying to argue that people have felt so excluded for so long and so excluded for so long that the pendulum has swung to this place where it says, ‘You can’t hurt me with that, I love being 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 who is overweight because it kills people,” she said. “And to deny this fact because it is politically correct is not honorable and not virtuous. It’s irresponsible and probably dangerous to think it’s doing someone a favor. “