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Lizzo can and will continue to do whatever is best for her, including changing up how she eats to bring about balance to her hectic public life. After sharing with her legion of fans that she’s going through a detox diet, those same adoring fans slammed the superstar for promoting so-called “diet culture” and fatphobia but Lizzo’s got some words for the critics.
Taking to social media, Lizzo followed up her health and lifestyle transformation posts with a candid video message after fans stormed her mentions and made her the face of fatphobia although she never put down her own weight or anyone else’s for that matter.
The “Truth Hurts” singer explained in her colorful fashion that she changed up her diet due to gastrointestinal issues and was simply sharing the steps she’s taking to bring about a healthy balance to her day.
“So I did the 10 day smoothie detox and as you know I would normally be so afraid and ashamed to post things like this online because I feel like as a big girl people just expect if you are doing something for health you’re doing it for like a dramatic weight loss,” Lizzo opened in a widely-shared video on Tuesday (Dec. 14). “And that is not the case.”
She goes on to say that November was tough on her and she overindulged in spicy foods and drinking, leading to her doing the reset smoothie using fitness expert JJ Smith’s recipe. Fans online slammed Smith’s techniques, saying that promotes rapid weight loss as a means of fast-tracking one’s pathway to greater health.
Lizzo appeared to say that while she realizes that the optics of her going through the change might be alarming to some, she made it clear in the end that as a “big girl,” she and other so-called “big girls” can do “whatever the f*ck” they want.
Amen to that.
Check out the reactions to Lizzo’s detox journey and her clap back below.
Big girls do whatever u want with your bodies!!! I’m just as proud of my results from my smoothie detox as I am of my belly curves and swerves ❤️
Lizzo Hits Back At Critics Who Slammed Her For Promoting So-Called Diet Culture
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“My sleep has improved (and), my hydration, my mental stability, my skin”.
“Every big girl should do whatever the fuck they want to with THEIR bodies.” – Lizzo
— Nick Ryan (@_nickryan_) December 15, 2020
The hate for #Lizzo is mad stupid yall should be happy shes trying to be healthy shes aloud to share her path to her version of greatness. The people of the internet are just mad bitter. @lizzo does not need yall approval to so what she want with her body. pic.twitter.com/ddqj32HI59
— 🌻🌻sunchildk🌻🌻 (@sunchildk1) December 15, 2020
A friend I worked w/ says a movement with no race analysis will only improve outcomes for white people. I’m seeing that play out in the convo about Lizzo in the fat liberation space. No one is above critique but having a sense of ownership of a Black woman’s body is uncomfortable
— Ryan Ken, True Prince of Wales (@Ryan_Ken_Acts) December 15, 2020
This is a perfect example of never being able to please everyone. Lizzo did a juice cleanse and people immediately labeled her & told her she was buying into “diet culture.” Ya’ll are some fucking miserable psychos out there. pic.twitter.com/y5RxjRhc9T
— Joe Santagato (@JoeSantagato) December 15, 2020
Lizzo – fat, happy, talented.
You, “How dare she be happy?!”
Lizzo – working on herself, happy, talented.
You, “How DARE she?!?”
Me. FUCK OFF, you hateful, insecure, misogynoiristas! pic.twitter.com/JuqGX3dQVf
— FEMINazgûl, B.A. (@WordsOnIce) December 15, 2020
Not sure who needs to hear this but #Lizzo is not a disappointment to the anti-diet and body positivity movements for posting her smoothie challenge & before/after pics. She is a human, doing the best she can for her health in the moment & we don’t need to drag anyone for that.
— Yellow Plate Vegan (@YellowPlateVeg) December 15, 2020
A lot of big girls really, really look up to Lizzo, I think they feel like they losing their hero…. but this is not a betrayal. She don’t know y’all.
— Jennnnn 🇯🇲🇬🇾 (@jennveee) December 15, 2020
— LaTonya Foster (@GirlGoneBoss) December 15, 2020
Stay out of Lizzo’s business.
— LookAtDustin (@LookAtDustin) December 15, 2020
Those mad at Lizzo unfollow me right now.
— Ivy Park Beam (@ScottieBeam) December 15, 2020
lizzo doesn’t owe fat white women anything ummm…
— Ivyprofen 💊✨ (@IvyKungu) December 15, 2020
If youre skinny and ESPECIALLY if youre not black i would advise avoiding talking out your ass about the Lizzo situation. Seriously.
— libra stan account✨ (@NikkiCallowayy) December 15, 2020
idc what a woman does with her body but we applaud adele for her weight loss and cancel lizzo for doing a juice cleanse? just say you hate black women
— miski 🛸 (@musegold) December 15, 2020