Lizzo isn’t afraid to voice her opinions on social media.
The musician was recently criticized for posting about trying a 10-day smoothie detox, with some suggesting the health choice was potentially harmful.
Oh nooooo Lizzo :( A “detox cleanse”???? Smoothie-based diet? Before and after vids? :(((( I’m really disappointed to see another celebrity perpetuate harmful weight loss/“health” practices.
— 🍄🎵 fungus synth tunes 🎵🍄 (@LionsRoar83) December 14, 2020
can’t believe lizzo, who’s biggest theme in her music is advocating for the body positivity movement, loving yourself no matter what size you are, especially if you’re big, has promoted some weight loss detox product.
— aoife ÷) (@djbigstinky) December 15, 2020
Lizzo then addressed the backlash in a social media video, telling fans: “As you know, I would normally be so afraid and ashamed to post things like this online because I feel like, as a big girl, people just expect if you are doing something for health, you’re doing it for a dramatic weight loss, and that is not the case.
“In reality, November stressed me the f**k out, I drank a lot, I ate a lot of spicy things and things that f**ked my stomach up. And I wanted to reverse it and get back to where I was.”
@lizzoBig 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 ❤️♬ original sound – lizzo
She went on, “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**kin’ body, my f**kin’ skin, the whites of my eyes.
“Like, I feel and look like a bad b***h. And that’s it. I’m a big girl who did a smoothie detox. And I wanted to share that with you guys. I got exactly what I wanted out of it, and every big girl should do whatever the f**k they want with their body.”
On Instagram, “Orange is the New Black” star Danielle Brooks defended Lizzo’s diet, writing, “Just like Lizzo, and so many other “fat” girls we should be allowed to make healthy choices publicly without being made to feel like frauds for trying to be healthy.”
Fans were also quick to defend Lizzo, who regularly speaks about body positivity, on Twitter. See some of the reaction below.
It’s annoying cause Lizzo clarified (she didn’t have to) that the smoothie detox she did wasn’t for weight loss. She just wanted to feel better because November had been a hard month for her. Y’all are assigning all these things to her and don’t even know the context
— Akilah (@ReelingThespian) December 15, 2020
— Sip Slow With Kiy (@SipKiy) December 14, 2020
“My sleep has improved (and), my hydration, my mental stability, my skin”.
“Every big girl should do whatever the fuck they want to with THEIR bodies.” – Lizzo
— Nick Ryan (@_nickryan_) December 15, 2020
— LaTonya Foster (@GirlGoneBoss) December 15, 2020
Lizzo says she’s happy with her weight. Y’all = mad. Lizzo says she wants to lose weight and get healthy. Y’all = mad. When will you people leave her alone and let her do what she wants? pic.twitter.com/W4ABmE3eMM
— nunyuhbusiness (@hijabimoon) December 15, 2020
im sorry lizzo wanted to lose weight and go on a diet for herself and you guys are mad at her? she's a grown ass woman. she gonna do whatever the fuck she wants to do with her body and yall gotta live with it. she aint ur poster child shes a person godamn. pic.twitter.com/AYErvPpiJB
— aster ✧･ﾟ: * happy holidays ! (@kinjkihu) December 14, 2020
She then posted a powerful video of herself topless, showing off her curves with the caption, “To Every Body, with love.”
Lizzo told fans in the clip, “Your body is perfectly yours, even if it ain’t perfect to anybody else… I’m so proud of you for making it this far in a society that gives us a head start into self-loathing. That hands us a dysmorphic mirror and leaves us desperate to catch up with who we think we should be.”
She added, “I spent so much time in this body, and I am no different to you. Still trying to find balance. Still trying to mend my relationship with food, my anxiety, my back fat.
“I’ve spent my hardest days trying to love me. If I have any advice, it is to eat, drink, move, rest.”
Demi Lovato responded to the moving clip: “Thank you for the inspiration we all needed today, you legend 💞.”
Lizzo’s latest comments come after she spoke to David Letterman about being body-shamed for season 3 of his Netflix series “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction”.
She also admitted she was “sick of being an activist because I’m fat and Black.”
Lizzo told Letterman, “I want to be an activist because I’m intelligent, because I care about issues, because my music is good, because I want to help the world.”