Jillian Michaels Admits Where She ‘Went Wrong’ In Previous Criticism Against Lizzo, Stands By Remarks That ‘Obesity Is Just Unhealthy’

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Jillian Michaels Admits Where She ‘Went Wrong’ In Previous Criticism Against Lizzo, Stands By Remarks That ‘Obesity Is Just Unhealthy’

Fitness guru Jillian Michaels said she shouldn’t have made remarks about Lizzo in the past, but is doubling down on her views about obesity.

Jillian Michaels received lots of criticism after she shared her thoughts on the Truth Hurts singer.

She said in January 2020,

“I love her music, 100%. I don’t know anything about her personally. I’m sure she’s a cool, awesome chick…but why are we celebrating her body? Why does it matter? That’s what I’m saying. Like, why aren’t we celebrating her music? ‘Cause it isn’t gonna be awesome if she gets diabetes.”

“The poor woman, every time I do an interview her name comes up – she must want to die…”

She clarified,

“I’ve 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.”

She continued,

“I should have said let’s separate an individual from a conversation about health. That is where I genuinely went wrong. That is literally the only place that I will tell you that I went wrong. If the conversation is about celebrating obesity, I would tell you that we need to celebrate individuals. We shouldn’t celebrate somebody if they are big and we shouldn’t celebrate somebody because they are small, we should be celebrating somebody because of the quality of their character.”

She added,

“Obesity is just unhealthy. That’s it. And it has no merit on the quality of the human. They’re not connected. They are totally separate issues. So the fact that these things have become interwoven in some bizarre, politically correct alternate universe is an absolute shame, ’cause we’re not doing anyone any favors. When you are an expert in a category you have a responsibility to tell the truth, whether it makes you popular or not.”

She continued,

“In fact saying ‘Hey look, this is dangerous. seven out of 10 Americans are on medication for an obesity-related disease. Obesity is the top contributor for mortality rates, over anything else going on in the world.”

Meanwhile, Lizzo is celebrating her body on Instagram. She shared a video yesterday (May 27th) with the caption,

“NO YALL DONT UNDERSTAND I LOOK *EXACTLY* HOW I THINK I LOOK— FACE BEAUTIFUL [clapping hands Emoji] BODY *FINE*… LIKE I REALLY AM WHO I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE: A BAD B****.”

What are your thoughts on Jillian Michaels’ remarks? Let us know in the comments.

Authored by: Char Patterson