Lizzo has hit out at the double standards displayed by recent naysayers after she posted a video of her diet.
Popstars always have to deal with hate when being in the spotlight. Lizzo has seemed to receive a significant amount in comparison though, just for being herself. She’s wonderfully shared messages of body positivity in her music and interviews but it’s not been enough for some.
After recently deciding to go on a smoothie diet to improve her health, people she once counted as fans turned against the singer. She helpfully shared her 10-day smoothie detox diet on TikTok, taking viewers through the process step-by-step, showing everything that she was eating each day.
practice safe detoxification y’all.
According to Billboard though, the video that was posted on December 13th provoked criticism when people began trashing her for promoting ‘diet culture’. Other fans, luckily, were just as quick to support the star on social media following the hate, telling them to leave her alone.
you all lack basic empathy. imagine your body being the subject of constant critique and conversation. i hope lizzo is doing very well and is having a great day today.
— zae (@ItsZaeOk) December 14, 2020
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Wait people are mad at @lizzo for dieting? Her message is body positivity, no matter the body. I’m a full sized lady who loves her music and feels empowered regardless if she is on a vegan/smoothie kick. She is a musician who doesn’t just exist to be my role model ??♀️ #Lizzo pic.twitter.com/nBJwm6bxTR
— Liz On The Radio ? (@LizOnTheRadio) December 15, 2020
Now Lizzo herself has called out this body-shaming, citing as a double standard. Her response was swift and on point. She took to TikTok again, saying that she’d usually feel “afraid and ashamed’ to share such an experience as “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.”
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 ❤️
“In reality, November stressed me the f— out,” she continued. “I drank a lot, I ate a lot of spicy things and things that f—ed 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.
My sleep has improved, my hydration, my inner peace, my mental stability, my f—ing body, my f—ing skin, the whites of my eyes, I feel and look like a bad b— — and that’s it.”
She finished with a simply but powerful statement: “every big girl should do whatever the fuck they want with their bodies.” Quite right.