The body positivity movement came about because, for some reason, people love to objectify women's bodies.
But body positivity frequently comes under fire for "promoting unhealthy lifestyles," or some other judgmental garbage not based in facts or science or medicine.
So people were ready to jump all over Lizzo when Page Six posted a pic of her minding her own dang business in a red bikini.
Lizzo looks like she's having a great time in Brazil.
Lizzo rocks tiny red bikini beachside during Brazilian vacation https://t.co/PMjcKrMy3a https://t.co/ofMyjdfovp— Page Six (@Page Six)1581106547.0
So of course, some folks NEEDED to try and ruin it for her.
@PageSix This isn’t healthy. I don’t even understand what you’re celebrating here? If she was emaciated and all bon… https://t.co/E2gqfcxjXs— Mindy Robinson 🇺🇸 (@Mindy Robinson 🇺🇸)1581108871.0
@PageSix I don't care how wonderful she feels about herself being that overweight cannot be healthy! She has to realize this?— Wanda Miller💞🇺🇸💞(◍•ᴗ•◍)❤🇺🇸💞 (@Wanda Miller💞🇺🇸💞(◍•ᴗ•◍)❤🇺🇸💞)1581108358.0
@PageSix @nypost "Rocks?" I think you mean "subjects beach goers to"— Mark Dice (@Mark Dice)1581108019.0
@PageSix The feminist-approved body-positivity movement doesn’t help women... it can KILL women. Glorifying bodies… https://t.co/5pctqLzMJ9— Lisa Britton (@Lisa Britton)1581125714.0
@PageSix Oh cool, we are celebrating destroying ourselves. How cool— Spik Frank (@Spik Frank)1581108231.0
Simply put, you cannot determine a person's health by their visible weight. In fact, depending on the person, genetics can have a 70%-80% impact on how quickly a person puts on and retains weight.
since Lizzo has the lung capacity and the stamina to do an entire concert and then bust out the flute, it seems like a pretty poor thing to get on her case about.
Of course, not everybody was a troll.
Several people rushed right to Lizzo's defense.
@PageSix The outright and shameless abuse and fat hate here is absolutely sickening and speaks to everything that is wrong with our culture.— Shira Rose (@Shira Rose)1581185837.0
@PageSix We might all think she’s too overweight and it’s unhealthy but we have to look the other way. She is stil… https://t.co/rnvcnxEj7i— Melba Toast (@Melba Toast)1581127802.0
@PageSix why are ppl so negative when big people love themselves?Like they’re supposed to walk around hating themse… https://t.co/kaHaWFg3uK— vee @ Junko Wig Commisions ♡ (@vee @ Junko Wig Commisions ♡)1581214447.0
@PageSix Watching all the white women and incels having a temper tantrum because something challenges their very narrow version of “beauty”— Joy Henderson (@Joy Henderson)1581211892.0
@PageSix The only people I see commenting negative stuff is the MAGA crowd. All people who have very little positi… https://t.co/fD8ystYWJa— Shell Griggs (@Shell Griggs)1581222034.0
The body positivity movement is very clear that the goal is to "end the harmful consequences of negative body image: eating disorders, depression, anxiety, cutting, suicide, substance abuse, and relationship violence."
Therefore, those claiming to be concerned about Lizzo's "health" may actually be pushing her and others who digest that information to making vastly more unhealthy choices.
@LisaBritton @imteddybless @PageSix Then worry about why the medical profession doesn’t take the pain and health of… https://t.co/SAYTT5qPcT— Cézanne (@Cézanne)1581262566.0
@PageSix all these disgusting comments... but what can I say ?? haters gonna hate xoxo https://t.co/x9yYGZm9f3— ʟɪʟɪ ◟̽◞̽ 🌻 (@ʟɪʟɪ ◟̽◞̽ 🌻)1581209764.0
@PageSix Nobody is celebrating obesity here. We are celebrating a woman’s confidence. In a world where celebrities… https://t.co/cycEXRmDqm— 🌈 Tricia (@🌈 Tricia)1581263547.0
@britsbiteback @RangCatherine @PageSix I am disabled & in a federally protected class under the Americans w/ Disabi… https://t.co/3lkpikjlN4— a free spinster (@a free spinster)1581262944.0
And when presented with a body shamer in December, Lizzo already had the perfect response ready.
I’m popular because I write good songs and I’m talented and perform high energy hour and a half shows filled with l… https://t.co/dDdEfMoxRF— Feelin Good As Hell (@Feelin Good As Hell)1577135127.0
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