It’s been a year and a half since Jilian Michaels opined on Lizzo’s weight and she’s still being dragged for it. What she said about the January 2020 remark was that she expressed some regret that she had to insert her by name into a discussion about obesity but she’s doubled down saying obesity still is unhealthy.
On the Carlos Watson Show, she said “This poor woman — every single time I do an interview, her name comes up. She must want to die. I have never once actually brought her up, I would like to make that clear. She has been brought up to me and I would like to separate her from the issue, if at all possible. And I should have done that the first time I was asked. I should have said, ‘Let’s separate an individual from a conversation about health.’ And that is where I genuinely went wrong.” She added, “That is literally the only place I will tell you that I went wrong.”
Considering a lot of us have watched Lizzo working out online, she clearly is making an effort so to say she wants to die is a bit harsh. And it all started last year when she panned her body positivity saying, “Why are we celebrating her body? Why does it matter? Why aren’t we celebrating her music? ‘Cause it isn’t going to be awesome if she gets diabetes.”
“I’m just being honest,” continued Michaels. “I love her music, my kid loves her music, but there’s never a moment when I’m like, ‘I’m so glad she’s overweight.’ Why do I even care? Why is it my job to care about her weight?”
Ahh Michaels, do you know why her body is being celebrated? Despite the people who dislike her for it, which are many, she shows that people don’t have to be a size 0 to be attractive and she should know this from being on television what that pressure is like. If someone wants to be happy in their skin, is it really bothering you? And no one wants to have a doctor standing over them wagging their finger. We know what weight is healthy and what isn’t. Again, Lizzo is actively working out.