Yesterday, personal trainer and author Jillian Michaels made comments about Lizzo's body and health during an interview on BuzzFeed News' morning show AM2DM:
Her comments immediately drew backlash, with many calling them body-shaming and not based on scientific facts:
Jillian later issued a statement and doubled down on her remarks, writing, "There are serious health consequences that come with obesity — heart disease, diabetes, cancer to name only a few."
Meanwhile, Lizzo did not directly address the situation, but the singer did take to Instagram to share a powerful message with her fans:
"Today’s mantra is: This is my life. I have done nothing wrong. I forgive myself for thinking I was wrong in the first place. I deserve to be happy," she captioned a video showing off the skyline view from her room.
Lizzo also encouraged her 7.3 million followers to "take 5 deep breaths... in through the nose... out through the mouth."
Kudos to you, Lizzo, for not feeding into any negative thoughts and reminding us to take a moment to breathe and remember we are all worthy of happiness ❤️.