Oh, Jillian Michaels. You done did it this time. It’s bad enough you stirred the fat hornet’s nest with such beliefs that it is unhealthy to be overweight and maybe we should stop celebrating it. But now you went after Lizzo. In all of her rotund, jiggly, gooey glory. Actually, your first mistake was sitting down with BuzzFeed.
But why are we celebrating her body? Why does it matter? That’s what I’m saying. Why aren’t we celebrating her music? ‘Because it isn’t going to be awesome if she gets diabetes. 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.’ Why do I even care? Why is it my job to care about her weight?
Some of you reading this might be saying to yourself, “What is a ‘Lizzo?’ I only listen to Christian folk music and Donald Trump speeches.” Overt your gaze, my friends.
Singer #Lizzo arrived to the #Lakers Game wearing a revealing outfit of choice.She was spotted dancing at the game, when the cameraman put her on the jumbotron to show the crowd.Once realizing she was on camera she proceeded to turn around and twerk.
— Sheen Magazine (@sheenmagazine) December 9, 2019
Besides being morbidly obese, she sings songs. If you can’t name any of those songs off the top of your head, that’s kind of Jillian Michaels’ point. Lizzo can belch the lyrics to the My Little Pony theme after washing down a double-double with some Mountain Dew. The reviews would be about how beautiful and brave all 800 pounds of her was to do it while squeezed into a corset. What she sings isn’t as important as the message she sends that, sure your bad cholesterol just gave your good cholesterol a swirlie. Or your blood type is now tapioca. You can still SLAY, GURL!
Body positivity is one thing. Encouraging people to live their best, unhealthy lives is something else. Sadly, people will be too busy common sense-shaming Jillian Michaels as a racist fat-phobe to see that.