Pop singer Lizzo has addressed the “daily” onslaught of hurtful social media comments about at her weight, admitting that “it’s really starting to make [her] hate the world”.
The Grammy-winning artist, who broke through to mainstream success in 2019 with her third album Cuz I Love You and its hit singles “Juice” and “Truth Hurt”, is regarded by fans as a positive example of body positivity. However, the 35-year-old has also been vocal about the abuse she receives due to her weight.
On Wednesday (31 May), Lizzo shared an example of this abuse on Twitter, writing: “I JUST logged on [to] the app and this is the type of s*** I see about me on a daily basis.”
Beneath, she included a repost of the original comment by marketing consultant Layah Hailpern, which read: “How is Lizzo still THIS fat when she’s constantly moving this much on stage?! I wonder what she must be eating.”
The “About Damn Time” singer added: “Then someone in the comments said I eat ‘lots of fast food.’
“I LITERALLY STOPPED EATING FAST FOOD YEARS AGO...,” the exasperated singer said, saying that she was “tired of explaining myself all the time and I just wanna get on this app w/out seeing my name in some bulls***”.
In another post, Lizzo reacted to a second comment, which read: “I don’t think Lizzie wants to be smaller... yet... If she did, she would be. It’s her brand.”
Correcting them, the 35-year-old pop singer said: “This is what my body looks like even when I’m eating super clean and working out.
“Y’all speak on s*** y’all know NOTHING ABOUT and I’m starting to get heated.”
Following up, Lizzo said: “The Love definitely do not outweigh the Hate on social media... all because I’m fat???? This is CRAZY.
“I HATE IT HERE,” she wrote in a separate post. “Y’all don’t know how close I be to giving up on everyone and quitting and enjoying my money and my man on a F***ING FARM.”
Shortly after this, Lizzo changed her account to “protected” tweets, meaning Twitter users are unable to see her posts unless they already followed her.
Last year, Lizzo spoke out about having been called “fat” for her “entire life”, in an April interview with The Cut where she urged fans to stop commenting on her body.
“I don’t need your positivity or your negativity,” she said.
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