Jillian Michaels On Lizzo: What Did ‘The Biggest Loser’ Former Host Say About the ‘Truth Hurts’ Singer?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jillian Michaels

What do former The Biggest Loser host Jillian Michaels and Grammy-nominee Lizzo have in widespread? The former has been speaking concerning the latter, and it’s not precisely nice information. Here’s what Michaels lately mentioned.

Who is Jillian Michaels?

Jillian Michaels
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You’re doubtless acquainted with her identify, however how precisely are you aware who Michaels is? The Los Angeles native bought her begin as a private coach within the 1990s. She is thought for her exercise movies and infomercials for applications. Michaels has additionally labored with plenty of gyms and put out DVDs and books on well being and health.

However, you’re almost certainly acquainted with Michaels from her time on TV. She was a coach on The Biggest Loser starting with the present’s inception in 2004. Michaels has been on and off the present quite a few occasions through the years. She additionally tried to launch her personal present a few occasions.

She’s been selling her health app

As everybody is aware of, the start of the yr is among the hottest occasions to debate well being and weight reduction. After the vacation season, “New Year, New You” and related sentiments turn out to be commonplace. And Michaels has, naturally, been benefiting from that.

Michaels has been showing on numerous applications like The Wendy Williams Show speaking about her new Women’s Health cowl, her health app, and rather more. But given the character of the topic and Michaels’ well-known propensity for “telling it like it is,” it’s not shocking this bought a bit of out of hand.

Here’s what Michaels mentioned about Lizzo

Michaels’ latest interview on BuzzFeed News’ AM2DM caused a dialog about physique positivity. The interviewer, Alex Berg, began speaking about Lizzo and people who “are really preaching self-acceptance.” Michaels then mentioned, “I love her music, 100 percent. I don’t know anything about her. I’m sure she’s a cool w- awesome chick.”

Berg continued, saying, “I love that they’re putting images out there…of bodies that we don’t get to see being celebrated.” Michaels interrupted, “But why are we celebrating her body?” including, “It isn’t going to be awesome if she gets diabetes.” She continued, saying, “There’s never a moment where I’m like, ‘And I’m so glad that’s overweight.’ Why is it my job to care about her weight?”

Fans are offended about Michaels’ ‘fat-shaming’

Lots of people on Twitter have been sad with Michaels’ feedback. Some replies, just like the above, have been easy. Others delved into the problem additional, like creator Sara Benincasa. She took the time to write down a thread about how Michaels has a “deep-seated self-hatred” and physique dysmorphia, and the way it’s actually nearly making gross sales for her.

Others have been upset with Berg for not calling Michaels out. After Berg shared the clip, she wrote that she, “had to restrain [herself] from defending Lizzo’s honor!” Several individuals wrote that she was “a coward” for not talking up after what Michaels mentioned.

Did Lizzo reply?

Lizzo, to her credit score, has taken this (as she does every part else) in stride. If she’s heard concerning the clip (which we will assume she has), she isn’t letting it present. The artist has been far too busy wanting glamourous and performing in Australia to assist increase cash to battle the bushfires.

The musician shared one post that will point out she’s heard about Michaels’ feedback. She posted a video by which she walks exterior onto the deck of the gorgeous place she’s staying, and appears round. Lizzo captioned it, “Today’s mantra is: This is my life. I have done nothing wrong.” She continues, “I forgive myself for thinking I was wrong in the first place. I deserve to be happy.” This is the positivity we stay for.

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