Lizzo recently responded to critics who accused her of encouraging “diet culture.”
The 32-year-old Detroit native clapped back at criticism after sharing a TikTok video of her weight loss after a juice cleansing detox. The avid champion of body positivity chronicled her 10-day progress via the social media platform.
In the video, the Grammy-winning singer addressed cynics by telling plus-size women to do whatever they want. She also admitted to being scared to share the detox because of what the public might say about it to her.
“I’m a big girl who did a smoothie detox, and I wanted to share it with you guys. And every big girl should do whatever the f*** they want with their bodies,” she said in the video.
She also expressed how she felt people viewed curvier women when they make certain diet and health choices.
“I feel like as a big girl, people expect if you are doing something for health, you’re doing it for a dramatic weight loss, and that is not the case,” she said in the video.
On Sunday, Lizzo shared that she hadn’t been taking care of herself and she expressed that she felt better due to the 10-day detox.
“In reality, November stressed me the f*** out,” she said. “I drank a lot; I ate a lot of spicy things and things that f**ked my stomach up. I wanted to reverse it and get back to where I was. I’m so proud of myself. I’m proud of my results."
One fan thanked Lizzo for inspiring others to take care of themselves.
“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 latest firestorm over Lizzo’s body is nothing new. In January, Lizzo responded to celebrity fitness trainer Jillian Michael’s critiques of her form, as Blavity previously reported. Michaels offered her two cents on Lizzo’s health after the singer said she was leaving Twitter due to trolls.
“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,” Michael's said in an interview.
Lizzo clapped back at the trainer with the pettiest of responses.
“If my name is in your mouth, so is my p***y, b***h," Lizzo said. "Enjoy the flavor."