Celebrity Trainer Jillian Michaels Is Under Fire For Body-Shaming Lizzo
By Hayden Brooks
January 9, 2020
The Biggest Loser coach Jillian Michaels is under fire for her recent commentary surrounding Lizzo.
During the fitness guru's interview with Buzzfeed News' AM to DM on Wednesday morning (January 8), a host praised the self-acceptance messaging from the likes of the Bonnaroo headliner and Ashley Graham, but Michaels pivoted in another direction after that sentiment. "Love her music," she told the host. "I love her music 100%, I don't know anything about her but I'm sure she's a cool awesome chick. Why are we celebrating her body? Why does it matter? Why aren’t we celebrating her music? ‘Cause it isn’t gonna be awesome if she gets diabetes."
Michaels later tried to differentiate her thoughts on Lizzo’s music from her weight. "I’m just being honest. I love her music. My kid loves her music, but there’s never a moment when I’m like, ‘I’m so glad she’s overweight,’" she continued. “Why do I even care? Why is it my job to care about her weight?”
After the Twitterverse blew up, Michaels took to the social media platform to clarify her remarks but it only seemed to intensify the fire. Scroll on below to see her response, as well as the back and forth discussion happening around the topic.
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