It’s now December, and if you haven’t noticed by now… 2020 is weird. And if anything can be said about the remainder of this year due to the experience we’ve faced thus far, the probability of it getting weirder is atmospheric. It’s continuing to prove itself as now Lizzo, known for many things but specifically for being one of the artists at the forefront of body positivity is now being labeled a “fatophobe after completing a 10-day detox and dieting.
During the pandemic, the “Good As Hell” singer has been doing her best to look and feel exactly that. Although not necessarily motivated by these actions, Lizzo, whose real name is Melissa Viviane Jefferson, has been subjected to trolling due to her weight and hateful comments. Yet, the Grammy Award-Winning artist has done her best to keep the energy positive and her focus on the goal ahead as she continues to press forward in confidence. She’s remained a strong advocate for people who are obese, or those who aren’t the “societal norm”, encouraging everyone to love and cherish themselves no matter what.
Like any normal human experience, Lizzo isn’t always a bundle of positivity, as sometimes the negative comments have taken a toll on her mental health The candid singer took to TikTok to share how fame has not always brought the best feeling within her. “Fame only puts a magnifying glass on the s—t that you already have,” Lizzo said in the video. “If that s—t is f–d up, you’re just going to have even more magnified f—d up s—t situations where it doesn’t even seem valid or like you’re even like supposed to feel that way so it f—ks you up even more because you feel super f—g ungrateful.”
With a word of encouragement to her followers she added, “So, I’m just telling everyone now, anyone who has internal issues or has like any type of self problems that they need to work out, work out now. Because money, fame, or success or even getting older doesn’t really fix that s—t. Do the inner work, because if you don’t, it’s going to haunt you like a f—g ghost.”
And although she proclaims to feel “Good as Hell” in her hit song, the flip side is that not every day is going to feel anywhere near that. In another TikTok video, she got a bit more candid on where she felt emotional about herself and all that she faces with the hateful comments centered around her body.
“I came home and took my clothes off to take a shower. And I just started having all these really negative thoughts about myself like, ‘What’s wrong with me? Maybe all the mean things people say about me are true. Why am I so disgusting?’ And hating my body,” the Truth Hurts singer explained. “Normally, I’d have something positive to say to get me out of this, but I don’t — and that’s okay too. I think these are normal, they happen to everybody, they happen to the best of us. We are the best of us and I just have to know that tomorrow how I feel in here is going to change and I can only hope that it changes for the better. But I know I’m beautiful, I just don’t feel it, but I know I’m going to get through it.”
Recently it had been reported that the beloved singer had been living a vegan lifestyle for health reasons, and had lost as much as 50 pounds. Although never ever ashamed of her weight and never shy of flaunting her curvaceous body, more than the “Tempo” may be changing in her world.
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Lately the singer expressed that she took part in a 10-day detox smoothie program. Lizzo’s diet consisted of detox supplements and super foods. She also shared a TikTok where she details the process of crafting what she eats per day. Lizzo’s detox has some of social media a little riled up, leaving many of her fans also wondering what the problem is. “Absolutely genuinely devastated to see Lizzo promote a bulls—t detox and showing before and afterward. We’ve lost Lizzo is the diet industrial complex,” wrote one user who was against her decisions to proceed with the weight loss. In another tweet, someone writes, “People seem to be shocked I’m labeling Lizzo as fatphobic. She is actively linking / promoting products that profit off of fat people hating themselves. That’s fatphobic behavior.”
Fans who saw the criticism stood by Lizzo’s diet with support from all ends. “Fat people being mad at Lizzo for not wanting to be fat, is the fattest s**t ever. Y’all mad cause she doesn’t want diabetes and hypertension.” One shared, “Being mad at Lizzo for choosing to do what she feels is best for her body is peak fake. Leave that girl alone bro.”
Lizzo herself came forward to address the unwarranted backlash with another TikTok video. Referring to the double standards she said, “I did the 10-day smoothie detox diet and as you know, normally I’d be so afraid and ashamed to post things like this online because I feel like as a big girl, people expect if you are doing something for health, you’re doing it for a dramatic weight loss. And that is not the case. In reality, November stressed me the f—k out,” she admits. “I drank a lot, I ate a lot of spicy things and things that f—d my stomach up.”
She continued, “I wanted to reverse it and get back to where I was. I’m so proud of myself. I’m proud of my results. My sleep has improved, my hydration, my inner peace, my mental stability, my f—g body, my f—g skin, the whites of my eyes, I feel and look like a bad b—h — and that’s it. I’m a big girl who did a smoothie detox and I wanted to share it with you guys and every big girl should do whatever the f—k they want with their bodies.”