Jillian Michaels Slammed For Obnoxious Comments About Lizzo’s Body

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Jillian Michaels is getting backlash for clearly not understanding why so many people love Lizzo precisely for who she is.

The fitness personality and former “Biggest Loser” trainer made a few crude remarks about the Grammy-nominated artist’s body on BuzzFeed’s Twitter show “AM to DM” on Wednesday when co-host (and former HuffPost producer) Alex Berg mentioned she appreciated celebrities like Ashley Graham and Lizzo who preach self-acceptance and celebrate their bodies as they are.



“Why are we celebrating her body?” Michaels retorted, referring to Lizzo. “Why does it matter? Why aren’t we celebrating her music? ’Cause it isn’t gonna be awesome if she gets diabetes.”

Michaels didn’t stop there. When Berg attempted to counter, she spoke over her and said:

“I’m just being honest. Like, I love her music … but there’s never a moment where I’m like, ‘And I’m so glad that’s she’s overweight!’ … Why is it my job to care about her weight?”

Many people on Twitter were disturbed by Michaels’s comments, calling them outdated and fat-phobic.







Berg also published a tweet Wednesday explaining that she does not share Michaels’s views.



Michaels responded to her critics in a tweet Wednesday evening, stating that she thinks everyone is “beautiful, worthy, and equally deserving” but standing by her comments about weight.

“I also feel strongly that we love ourselves enough to acknowledge there are serious health consequences that come with obesity ― heart disease, diabetes cancer to name only a few,” she wrote.



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