Jillian Michaels isn’t pleased with some aspects of the body positivity movement.
Speaking in the new issue of Women’s Health U.K., the former trainer on “The Biggest Loser” said that while the movement has improved things for people who are “body shamed or fat shamed,” things may have gone too far.
“I think we’re politically correct to the point of endangering people,” said. “Yes, we want to be inclusive of everyone [and respect that] everyone comes in all different shapes and sizes. That nobody should ever be body shamed or fat shamed or excluded and that everyone is equally deserving and should feel equally valuable.”
She adds, “Obesity in itself is not something that should be glamourized,” she said. “But we’ve become so politically correct that no one wants to say it.”
Michaels also talked about how she believes the body positivity movement has hurt “The Biggest Loser”, which is coming back to TV in January after four years off the air.
“I think the world has shifted to a place where that format and messaging is considered fat shaming,” she said. “But it isn’t, and it’s not meant to be. Now we’ve gone too far in the opposite direction.”