Jillian Michaels is under fire for commenting about Lizzo’s weight

Jillian Michaels is under fire for commenting about Lizzo’s weight

Jillian Michaels is under fire for commenting about Lizzo’s weight

Supposed fitness expert, author, and the notoriously sadistic former host and trainer on the controversial NBC weight-loss competition The Biggest Loser, Jillian Michaels is, once again, being criticized for making fatphobic comments - this time, targeted at body positivity superstar, Lizzo. "And to pretend that it doesn't is not only irresponsible, it's unsafe, and it's just not a lie I'm willing to tell because it's politically incorrect", she said.

Michaels responded to the controversy later in the day, posting a statement to her Instagram page. Why does it matter?

In an attempt to clarify her comments, Michaels took to Twitter today to note that while people are "all handsome worthy and equally deserving", she also strongly believes that "we love ourselves enough to acknowledge there are serious health consequences that come with obesity". "Because it isn't going to be awesome if she gets diabetes?" "I'm just being honest, I love her music", she continued.

Lizzo has yet to comment on the row. I love her music.

"I love her music". However, instead of Michaels body shaming Lizzo's weight, she could have used the opportunity to suggest ways in which Lizzo could maintain her body-positive message while also working towards a goal.

Michaels received a wave of backlash for her comments.

British actress Jameela Jamil reposted the interview, commenting, "Just saying".

Furthermore, it's more than possible for "thin" people, or people who do not outwardly appear unhealthy, to get diseases like diabetes.

Other commenters pointed out that slimmer celebrities like Halle Berry and Nick Jonas are diabetic.

Another added: 'I don't really give two s*** about Jillian Michaels, but we celebrate Lizzo because Lizzo unapologetically celebrates Lizzo and encourages everyone to celebrate themselves, so Jillian can fuck all the way off to whatever washboard ab mountain of misery she sits atop'.

The personal trainer went on, "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 adds, "I would never wish these for ANYONE and I would hope we prioritize our health because we LOVE ourselves and our bodies".

Representatives for Lizzo did not immediately respond to FOX Business' request for comment.

She captioned the video, "Today's mantra is: This is my life". It's not about saying that I don't respect her, I don't think she's awesome, I absolutely do. "I deserve to be happy".

"Fat shaming is not ok".

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