Lizzo tells body-shamers ‘I’m not working out to have your ideal body type’

‘Health is not just determined on what you look like on the outside,’ singer says in TikTok video

Sabrina Barr
Wednesday 10 June 2020 13:41 BST
Lizzo tells body shamers 'I'm not working out to have your ideal body type'

Lizzo has criticised body-shamers in an exercise video shared on TikTok, saying, “I’m not working out to have your ideal body type.”

Throughout her increasingly successful music career, Lizzo has used her growing platform to condemn those who insult her appearance.

A few days ago the singer called out people who write her name when referring to “big girls” in TikTok videos, saying that it is a “compliment”.

In a new video shared on the social media platform, the 32-year-old said she has “been working out consistently for the last five years”.

“It may come as a surprise to some of y’all, that I’m not working out to have your ideal body type,” she stated.

“I’m working out to have my ideal body type. And you know what type that is? None of your f***ing business.”

The video featured a compilation of clips showing Lizzo doing various exercises, posing in lingerie and looking at her reflection in a mirror while wearing a swimsuit.

“Because I am beautiful, I am strong, I do my job, and I stay on my job,” she said in a voiceover.

“So next time you want to come to somebody and judge them, whether they drink kale smoothies or eat McDonald’s or work out or not work out, how about you look at your own f***ing self and worry about your own goddamn body, because health is not just determined on what you look like on the outside.”

Lizzo finished her video by telling her viewers that “health is also what happens on the inside, and a lot of y’all need to do a f***ing cleanse for your insides”.

“Namaste, have a great day,” she said as she signed off.

Several TikTok users praised the “Good As Hell” rapper in their comments underneath the video.

“Louder for the people in the back!!!” one person said.

“The way you love yourself has helped me love myself even more. Thank you Lizzo,” another remarked.

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