Pop superstar Lizzo tried to shut down fat-phobic commenters this week with a short TikTok post, MTO News has learned.
The 33-year-old musician shared a video of herself in her underwear eating two vegan egg bacon and sausage sandwiches over an audio clip of a woman saying, “I’m seeing way too many plus-sized vegans. Are ya’ll frying the lettuce?”
Lizzo further clapped back against her haters by captioning the TikTok video. “Yes, actually I do,” Lizzo said in reference to fried lettuce. “Shout out to all my fat vegans—we look as good as we feel … and to the haters, good luck chasing that narrow beauty standard. Thin and fit people are desperate and low key ugly. I’m tired of all these doctors shaming women for eating and being big and beautiful. Doctors don’t know shit about health.”
This TikTok post came after an emotional week for Lizzo, which started off with the release of her latest single “Rumors,” a collaboration with rapper Cardi B. The video for “Rumors” received hateful, fat-shaming, and racist comments, and forced Lizzo took to Instagram live to address the issue.
“I don’t have time for your negativity, your internalized self-hatred that you project onto me with your racism and your fat-phobia. Im better looking than you. I don’t have time for it,” Lizzo said, in tears, in the now deleted Instagram live video.
“What I won’t accept is y’all doing this to Black women over and over and over again, especially us big Black girls. BMI is racist and show me the science that says being large and in charge isn’t healthy. I don’t have no diabetes yet. I some times go to McDonald’s three times a day. Best believe I super-sized it. When we don’t fit into the box that you want to put us in, you just unleash hatred onto us. It’s not cool. I’m doing this sh*t for the big Black women in the future who just want to live their lives without being scrutinized or put into boxes. Thin and in shape women do nothing but judge us real women.”