Lizzo Blasts Trolls In Epic Workout Video
Lizzo has gone on TikTok to calmly go off on people who feel the need to weigh in on her health.
“I’ve been working out consistently for the last five years,” the singer-rapper says in a voiceover to scenes of her exercising. “And it may come as a surprise to some of y’all – I’m not working out to have your ideal body type, I’m working out to have my ideal body type.
“And you know what type that is? None of your f**king business because I am beautiful, I am strong, I do my job and I stay on my job.”
Lizzo adds: "So next time you want to come to somebody and judge them whether they drink kale smoothies or eat McDonald’s or workout or not workout, how about you look at your own f**king self and worry about your own godd**n body because health is not just determined [by] what you look like on the outside. Health is also what happens on the inside and a lot of y’all need to do a f**king cleanse for your insides.
“Namaste. Have a great day.”
Last December, Lizzo clapped back at social commentator Dr. Boyce Watkins after days of being taunted about her weight and appearance.
Watkins opined on Twitter that the “Truth Hurts” singer is popular “because there is an obesity epidemic in America. Rather than encouraging people to do better, we are simply lying to them and telling them that they are just fine the way they are. Unfortunately, Many of these people are dying from diabetes and heart disease.”
In follow-up tweets, Watkins referred to Lizzo as “Tiffany Fattish” and compared her to fictional pancake icon Aunt Jemima.
Lizzo fired back: “I’m popular because I write good songs and I’m talented and perform high energy hour and a half shows filled with love. The only person who needs to do better is you. Keep my name out ya mouth & look in the mirror before you come for me. Here’s the attention you ordered.”
Then, in January, fitness expert Jillian Michaels was slammed on social media after opining on Lizzo’s health.
“Why are we celebrating her body? Why does it matter? That’s what I’m saying,” she said in a conversation with BuzzFeed’s AM to DM. “Like why aren’t we celebrating her music? 'Cause it isn’t gonna be awesome if she gets diabetes.”
Michaels said she and her kids love Lizzo’s music but “there’s never a moment when I’m like, ‘I’m so glad she’s overweight.’”
Watch Lizzo's TikTok video below and check out some of the reactions: (Warning: Contains language some may find offensive.)
Lizzo’s stamina onstage alone proves that she’s healthy. People hate on her and justify their rudeness by saying that “she’s unhealthy” yet glorify lifestyles that involves frequent drinking, smoking, and more. Being fat ≠ being unhealthy— 🎡 (@revivalismxx) June 10, 2020
damned if you do. Damned if you don’t 🤦🏾♂️. Yawl are ridiculous. Lizzo is unproblematic living in her truth. Curves and all. Sickening how you all try to Shame her. pic.twitter.com/9GJzGGURkD— lewisbuchannean (@lewisbuchannean) June 10, 2020
I ADORE Lizzo for making this badass video, but the fact that she felt a need to make it at all is so upsetting. No one needs to EVER justify their body size or discuss their health. Healthy or not, every body is worthy of respect! Just leave people ALONE. pic.twitter.com/kteigPdbUd— Em (@EmilyBashforth) June 10, 2020
Hate that Lizzo even had to put together a compilation of her working out for y’all to leave her alone, and it’s crazy cause y’all still won’t leave her alone after this anyways— I Am Your Khaleesi (@TheDejaKing) June 10, 2020
So y’all call Lizzo fat all day and tell her she needs to workout. So she works out and you clown her for working out and call her fat some more? Huh??????????? WHET??????? pic.twitter.com/X0ZUpieV8T— The Nostalgia Queen 👸🏽 (@Snow_Blacck) June 10, 2020
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