Lizzo is fed up with her body being speculated about online, and frankly, she should be. For the zillionth time: Someone else’s body, weight, and health are none of our business; she doesn’t owe anyone an explanation for her size. And what do fatphobic comments even do? Inspire people to lose weight? No! We live in an extremely fatphobic society, and fat people still exist because upholding an arbitrary beauty standard doesn’t magically cause everyone to conform to it.
On her Twitter account, which is locked, the “Juice” singer reposted a couple of completely out-of-pocket comments theorizing how and why her body is the size that it is. In one, a Twitter user marveled at the fact that Lizzo can perform so much, and so energetically, and not be lean (it’s almost like…strong muscular bodies don’t all look one way — shocking!); in another, someone posited that she must be trying to maintain a certain size for her “brand.” Well, she shut those ideas down quickly.
“I LITERALLY STOPPED EATING FAST FOOD YEARS AGO,” the famously vegan singer wrote, adding, “I’m tired of explaining myself all the time.”
“I’m not trying to BE fat. I’m not trying to BE smaller. I’m literally just trying to live and be healthy. This is what my body looks like even when I’m eating super clean and working out! Y’all speak on shit y’all know NOTHING ABOUT,” she added in another tweet.