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During an interview with BuzzFeed News, personal trainer, Jillian Michaels had a few comments about Lizzo that many are not happy about.
During a conversation about self-acceptance and celebrating different body images, with examples of Lizzo and Ashley Graham, Jillian interrupts asking, “But why are we celebrating her body? Why does it matter? Why aren’t we celebrating her music?,” which at this point, I’m sure she had many people agreeing with her. Yes! Lets stop always focusing on body image and actually celebrate the art, but then, Jillian took it a whole different direction when she added, “Cause it isn’t gonna be awesome if she gets diabetes.”
Yup. She really said it.
.@JillianMichaels on Lizzo: "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." pic.twitter.com/FkKBd8J87b
— AM2DM by BuzzFeed News (@AM2DM) January 8, 2020
Since receiving a lot of backlash over the comments, Jillian posted on Twitter saying this:
— Jillian Michaels (@JillianMichaels) January 9, 2020
Lizzo has not commented.
Written by Clarke Jones