Lizzo: ‘Bodies are not all designed to be slim with a six pack’

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Lizzo has been clapping back at people fat shaming her on one hand and being angry with her on the other because she wants to lose weight. However, the one thing you won’t do to Lizzo is tell her how she should feel about herself and her body. Several weeks ago Lizzo clapped back at an Instagram troll who asked her what it was like to live life obese. And that’s just the tip of the f*ckery that Lizzo has to deal with. The good news is, despite some of the negativity, Lizzo manages to stay authentic and honest about her struggles. In a new TikTok video, Lizzo encourages people to love and embrace their bodies. While eating her favorite snack of pomegranate seeds in coconut water, Lizzo dropped a few nuggets about people having different body types. Lizzo went on to say that not everyone is meant to be slender with a six pack. Below is a transcript from her TikTok “Ted Talk:”

I just wanted to say, I’ve seen a few of these videos about fat girls who eat healthy and stay active but can’t seem to lose weight

I think these kinds of videos are important, whether they intend to lose weight or don’t want to lose weight, just to show that every single body is different, and how it functions is different.

What really bothers me are the fake doctors in the comments. ‘Oh you have this or you might have this condition.’ No, what if I’m just fat? What if this is just my body? Bodies are not all designed to be slim with a six pack.

If you’re feeling down on yourself today, just remember your body is your body. Nobody’s got your body. So just enjoy that bitch.

[From TikTok via Buzzfeed]

Everybody just needs to leave Lizzo alone! Full stop. As someone who is definitely struggling with getting my body healthy while battling my unhealthy craving for everything fried, I feel Lizzo. I know I will never be a size two and to be fair nor do I want to be. But I love when I’m feeling healthy and happy and my body isn’t currently there. I also agree with Lizzo when she says a lot of plus size girls are active and eat healthy but are still overweight and they shouldn’t feel shame about their bodies. Yes, there may be something physically wrong with their digestive or hormonal systems but honestly they just may be built to be more “stockier” than others.

I love how Lizzo calls out the fake doctors leaving comments on what people should do. I have had more than enough people, particularly men, telling me what I am doing wrong health-wise and that I need to try this, that and the third. My response is always, Dude, I didn’t ask you. In my opinion, no one (especially men) should be commenting on any one else’s (read women’s) bodies. It is no one’s business and I wish people would just shut the f*k up and stop projecting their insecurities on everyone. Anyhow, Lizzo is a boss and I am so happy for her continued success in all her endeavors. And I am sure she is doing what is best for her and her body. If that leads to a slimmer physique good for her and if it doesn’t, also good for her. Either way Lizzo is beautiful, sexy and confident and that’s all that matters. Lizzo should be able to live her best life for her and not have to be anyone’s poster child.

@lizzo

From one fat girl to y’all. With love 😘

♬ original sound – lizzo

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Photos via Lizzo’s Instagram

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  1. Léna says:

    Hahaha her instagram video is really funny “I’ve made another obese million Dollar”

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      “My bank account is so fat!” 😂

      On an aside, how do ladies manage anything with suuuuuper long nails? What is possible vs. not possible (or extremely difficult )?
      -From a lady with no ability to grow them and no patience to have them applied.

  2. Esmom says:

    It seems so simple, that not all bodies are build the same, yet of course cookie cutter conformity is the expectation. It is infuriating and good for her for speaking out about this.

    And it’s not new by any means. My almost 80-year-old mom has spent pretty much her entire life on a diet, chasing some elusive idea of the perfect figure, that I think she thought would somehow magically bring happiness. It was exhausting to witness and I think I’m lucky I didn’t inherit that same fixation.

    And pomegranate seeds are my absolute favorite. I would eat them every single day while in season except that I’m too lazy for the messy work involved in opening one!

    • Bree says:

      Have you ever tried opening one under water? Try googling that…it makes everything easier. Love pomegranates!!

  3. Elvie says:

    I love Lizzo. As a plus size woman, I have always struggled with my weight and the expectations of others. I am so sick of my weight being indicative of if I “look good.” On the years we visit my family for Christmas, I start working out and dieting excessively from October to December because when I arrive there and see all of my family my aunts will tell me “how good (read slimmer) I look.” Then my accounting job kicks in and I spend January – April working 12 hours a day and hibernating, not exercising, and eating poorly.

    I had an excellent gym teacher in high school who always told us that everyone’s body types were different and his goal was to just get us active and to have fun and that we should be active every day for 30 – 60 minutes. Words to live by.

    • Blairski says:

      This! Two questions: Do I feel healthy? Can I do everything I want to do, physically? If so, great! My “baseline” shifted again when I hit menopause, and also my sensitivity to sugar. So I accept that I am now permanently the next size up, and also that I really have to be careful with sugar. The good news (for me) is that I reclaimed some of my commute time now that I work from home for exercise, and it is paying off. I went on a difficult hike the other day and kept up with the “kids”. I don’t look like an athlete, and I don’t care, I feel good.

  4. StephB says:

    The fashion industry and Hollywood have searched high and low for women who don’t look like “normal women.” They want women with the “it” factor and those women always have tiny bodies. Then those tiny women are asked to be more tiny and photoshopped to be more tiny. What we not gonna do is keep trying to support this diet/beauty culture.

    Lizzo has said no and my mind, body and spirit thank her.

  5. Cecilia says:

    Lizzo is absolutely right! While we should all strive to be healthy, not everybody is destined to be a size 2. I know i sure as hell am not.

  6. jb says:

    Love Lizzo; but can we leave this woman’s body alone? Why is everyone so bothered and focused on her weight? She offers so much (including self-love, body positivity and fat girl representation) but my goodness, the media is so obsessed with her body/weight, and can we just focus on everything else she’s putting out into the world? I’m exhausted for her!!! Yes we are our bodies, and appearances clearly matter in society, but please, no Lizzo-body-talk—1 year. She’s so much more interesting and joyful than the weight obsession narrative allows her to be.

    • FF says:

      People feel that they have more of a licence to judge and comment on bodies that don’t conform to the societal expectation. Add that to the same attitude towards Black bodies, and you have a yikes combination.

  7. livealot says:

    @JB – 10000x.
    All overweight celebrities are “proud big girls/boys” until they lose the weight (which most do) then what? Kudos to her for spreading this message, i’m just not personally interested in this schtick (obsessing about one’s weight).

  8. Anony83 says:

    Truthfully, there is nothing our society hates more than a woman (particularly a Black woman) who feels sexy in a fat body and refuses to hide that fact.

  9. Tom says:

    Lizzo is proof that a celebrity can put out positivity into the world and still make bank.

  10. DrSnark says:

    The photo with the garden hose is the best! She looks like a goddess and she is insanely talented.

  11. Watson says:

    Lizzo works out hard, eats really good vegan food and has the stamina and breath control of someone like lady gaga.

    I don’t get why people look at her and only see her size. You couldn’t do her job unless you had some sort of fitness!

  12. Veronica S. says:

    She’s laughing about it, but honestly as a woman whose thinnest never had a flat stomach and only got to enjoy that for five years or so before I got wrecked by autoimmune disorders…it really gets to you. I know ultra-thin women probably encounter this, too, but it’s mostly the faux concern that tends to get you the most. This idea that they think they’re somehow helping you by treating you like shit or condescending to you about your own body.

    I’m not Lizzo’s size, but I am on the lower end of obese. I work out 6-7 days a week. I have a personal trainer. I track my calories and am almost always under 2000/day. I have tried keto, intermittent fasting, vegetarian, gluten-free, etc. None of them worked, and even if they could have (keto), they wound up making me very sick because it triggered my GI disorder. People really need to stop assuming they can be everybody’s personal physician and just keep their mouths shut. We can talk about the dangers of healthcare trends on a population scale, but given the very obvious solutions the government refuses to implement and the way people misrepresent the results of those studies, I’m not even sure I care to argue about that at this point.

  13. Valerie says:

    Why do people care so much about what she looks like? Just pay attention to your own body.

  14. Midge says:

    There are very few comments on this post and it’s not because people don’t support Lizzo or don’t believe people should stop commenting on her body.

  15. Coji says:

    She is a goddess and people who have a problem with her aren’t worthy of an iota of her attention.

  16. Juju says:

    Women’s bodies aren’t designed to have six-packs. Period. The body fat content needs to be in an unhealthy range for women to show a sixpack.