“Truth Hurts” hitmaker Lizzo has been an advocate for plus sized people and the way they are treated by the media since her mainstream cross over in 2018. The larger than life star has made it no secret that she’s ok with her size and more focused on being healthy over losing weight. She’s made several posts exploring the way larger bodies are viewed by the media and what positive changes can be made to uplift and support those struggling with obesity versus oppressing and shaming them.
Recent months have seen Lizzo place a heavy focus on her weight and health journey. Via her tiktok and instagram accounts, which combined boast almost 25 million followers, she’s kept her fans busy between new releases with videos and photos centered on her diet and exercise.
Ironically she was criticized for this back in December, when she decided to document a detox she was completing. She showed off her smoothies and side by side pictures and videos that people made fun of her for. 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 went public with her decision to adopt a vegan diet late last year, something that’s helped her lose over 50 pounds. In a Tiktok video she said “if you’re not a fat shamer… keep scrolling… ok now that all the fat shamers are here…” she began with, “Hey, so I’ve been working out consistently for the last 5 years,” she says, “and it may come as a surprise for some of y’all, but 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—ing business. Because I am beautiful, I am strong, I do my job, and I stay on my job.”
In a recent Tiktok she also talked about how larger people are oppressed by the media. The video was a response to someone asking if people would willingly switch bodies with a larger person. “Would you switch places with a fat persons body tomorrow?” she asked before responding “You would not!” She continued “You know theres a whole system that oppresses fat people” and compared it to white people who wouldn’t switch bodies with black people.
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