Jillian Michaels On Lizzo’s Body: “It Isnt Going To Be Awesome If She Get’s Diabetes”


Jillian Michaels is facing a ton of backlash after suggesting that the media should not celebrate Lizzo’s body. She said we should focus on her music because it isnt going to be cool when she gets diabetes.

Read below via Complex.

During an appearance on Buzzfeed News’ AM2DM morning show, Michaels questioned why she and other people should praise Lizzo for having an image that doesn’t adhere to societal norms.

“Why are we celebrating her body?” Michaels asked in regards to Lizzo. “Why aren’t we celebrating her music? Cause it isn’t going to be awesome if she gets diabetes. I love her music. My kid loves her music. But, there’s never a moment where I’m like, ‘And I’m so glad that she’s overweight.'”

Micheals comments quickly went viral, leading Lizzo to accuse Michaels of being fatphobic.

Micheals is a professional trainer who is famous for hosting shows like NBC’s The Biggest Loser that help people live healthier lifestyles. Michael’s career path has led fans to claim that she’s made a living off fat-shaming people and they believe that her comments about Lizzo are an extension of this. Also, her story of overcoming obesity as a child to put herself in this position is well known. As a result, some fans believe that her loathing for “out of shape” people is rooted in self-hate.

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Cringe!- We should probably get out of the business of predicting sickness or anything related to health if we are not that person’s chosen medical professional.


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