Earlier this week, health and fitness expert, and The Biggest Loser star, Jillian Michaels, came under fire for allegedly fat-shaming Lizzo.
On the Buzzfeed morning show, AM to DM, Jillian Michaels commented on Lizzo, stating that “Why are we celebrating her body? Why does it matter? Why aren’t we celebrating her music” She continued to say that “it isn’t gonna be awesome if she gets diabetes.”
Michaels drew heat on social media for her remarks but on Wednesday, Michaels doubled down on her remarks by posting a statement on Twitter addressing the controversy.
“As I’ve stated repeatedly, we are all beautiful, worthy and equally deserving. I also feel strongly that we love ourselves enough to acknowledge there are serious health consequences that come with obesity—heart disease, diabetes, cancer to name only a few,” she wrote. “I would never wish these for ANYONE and I would hope we prioritize our health because we LOVE ourselves and our bodies.”
On Friday, Lizzo took to Instagram to respond to Michaels’ remarks.
Lizzo stated “At the 25-second mark I want you to take 5 deep breaths … in through the nose … out through the mouth .. today’s mantra is: This is my life. I have done nothing wrong. I forgive myself for thinking I was wrong in the first place. I deserve to be happy.”
Later, Lizzo jumped on IG live to address Michaels again, stating “If my name is in your mouth, so is my pu**y, bitch. Enjoy the flavor!”