Lizzo says she’s ‘close to quitting’ due to the constant fat-shaming she receives on social media
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The ‘Truth Hurts’ singer, a body-positive advocate, responded to a critic online poking fun at her weight.
Layah Heilpern, who has over 600,000 followers on Twitter and is the author of Bitcoin Underdressed, wrote: “How is Lizzo still THIS fat when she’s constantly moving this much on stage?! I wonder what she must be eating.”
How is Lizzo still THIS fat when she’s constantly moving this much on stage?! I wonder what she must be eating 🤣 pic.twitter.com/LjXIa4Rlj6— Layah Heilpern (@LayahHeilpern) May 29, 2023
The body icon reposted the remark on her page and commented: “JUST logged on and the app and this is the type of s**t I see about me on a daily basis It’s really starting to make me hate the world.
“Then someone in the comments said I eat 'lots of fast food' I LITERALLY STOPPED EATING FAST FOOD YEARS AGO… I’m tired of explaining myself all the time and I just wanna get on this app w/out seeing my name in some bulls**t.”
In a follow-up tweet, she added: “The love definitely do not outweigh the hate on social media…all because I’m fat????"
She continued: “Y’all don’t know how close I be to giving up on everyone and quitting and enjoying my money and my man on a F**KING FARM.”
Heilpern, who really stuck her foot in it, later tried to clarify her comment.
“We need to have an honest conversation about the difference between thicc and obesity. One is attractive. The other causes heart disease and then death,” she penned.
Ah yes, she played the ‘I’m only looking out for one’s health’ card.
Lizzo has been transparent about the body-shaming comments she receives daily.
Last year, the hitmaker clapped back when Kanye West claimed the media supported her being ‘unhealthy’.
During an interview on Tucker Carlson Tonight with the Fox News host, Ye began discussing his ‘White Lives Matter’ t-shirt he debuted at Paris Fashion Week.
However, the conservation took an unexpected turn when he bought up Lizzo.
“When Lizzo loses 10 pounds and announces it, the bots … on Instagram, they attack her losing weight, because the media wants to put out a perception that being overweight is the new goal when it’s actually unhealthy,” he said.
But our queen was having none of it, as she told concert-goers during a performance: “I feel like everybody in America got my mother******* name in [their] mother******* mouth for no mother******* reason.”
Her remarks were met with a swift round of applause.