The script usually goes as follows. Celebrity says something that, while perfectly accurate and full of common sense, runs afoul of leftism. A mob of people claiming to be outraged forms. They demand an apology, “or else.” The celeb apologizes and promises to be better, running scared with tail between the legs. That’s what most people expected after Jillian Michaels acknowledged that fat singer Lizzo is fat (see Jillian Michaels: Why do We Celebrate Lizzo Being Fat? [Video] and Jillian Michaels: Yes to Inclusivity, No to Glamorizing Obesity). At least as of this writing, Michaels is refusing to apologize. Something about what she said being factual or something.
For decades, I have said your weight and your size have no bearing or merit on your value, your beauty, your worth, your ability. Where it does have relevance is your health. And to pretend that it doesn’t is not only irresponsible, it’s dangerous. And it’s just not a lie I’m willing to tell because it’s politically correct.
My overall point is to take care of your health because you love yourself. That’s kind of the whole point. And that we should value people based on their skills and their abilities. It should be irrelevant what size they are.
Silly Jillian. She thinks people should be judged by the content of their character and not the overabundance of their cascading belly rolls and jiggling thunder thighs. As opposed to progressives who believe what you are on the outside matters more than who you are on the inside, be it your beliefs, your talents, or your goals. To the left, what matters more than anything intrinsic about your character is how many boxes they can check off on their Allegedly Marginalized Bingo card.
Plus, to Michaels’ point, Lizzo is hardly the first overweight singer. She’s just the first one who made being fat her gimmick, demanding her fat makes her beautiful.
Beauty makes people beautiful. Fat makes people fat. Regardless of how much we promise not to eat when staring at ourselves in the dimly-lit dressing room, shouldn’t every single one of us want to be “That person with that talent” instead of “That fat person who twerks at a basketball game, what does she do, anyway?”
What’s so wrong with someone like Michaels advocating we be the best versions of ourselves, inside and out? For most of us, that’s a rhetorical question.