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Lizzo Posts Strong Self-Love Message After Jillian Michaels’ Comments On Her Health

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Lizzo is worthy.

That was the takeaway from a powerful Instagram post the “Truth Hurts” singer published on Wednesday while in Australia while in Australia after fitness personality and former “The Biggest Loser” trainer Jillian Michaels made controversial remarks about Lizzo’s weight and health.

And although the Grammy-nominated musician didn’t directly address Michaels’ comments, her post speaks volumes about self-love.


The post features a 25-second video that is shot from Lizzo’s perspective on her phone. It begins with a shot of her thighs as she lies on a bed. She then moves from her bed, and films the luxurious high-rise room she’s occupying, which comes complete with a stunning view. She then walks outside and shows off the gorgeous view she gets to enjoy.

“At the 25 second mark I want you to take 5 deep breaths… in through the nose… out through the mouth..” she captioned the video.

“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 wrote.

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Earlier that day, Michaels appeared on BuzzFeed’s Twitter show “AM to DM” and expressed confusion over why people celebrate the singer’s body.

“Why are we celebrating her body?” Michaels said, referring to Lizzo. “Why does it matter? Why aren’t we celebrating her music? ’Cause it isn’t gonna be awesome if she gets diabetes.”

Michaels’ comments caused a backlash on Twitter, where many called her comments fatphobic and outdated.

Jillian Michaels came to prominence torturing fat people on television for entertainment. She is loudly and proudly anti-fat because otherwise she can’t make money. Her living depends on anti-fat bigotry.

— Mx. Amadi (@amaditalks) January 8, 2020

TW Fatphobia – Once you understand that nothing she is saying is backed by fact or science, this interview becomes all the more pathetic. This isn’t about health, this is about humiliating and shaming bodies that are not white and thin.

— belen (@cloudiabelen) January 8, 2020

Just gonna leave this here for you

— Ally 🏒🎬🧜🏽‍♀️🌈🔮 (@nametags) January 8, 2020

Some may agree with Michaels’ sentiments and argue that there is a link between obesity and diabetes, which is backed by the medical community.

But in Michael Hobbes’ eye-opening 2018 Highline piece “Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong,” the author sites a study and poll that illustrates that the medical community — like much of society — has biases against overweight people.

Hobbes also sites a 2016 study by the University of Texas Medical Branch that found that unfit thin people were twice as likely to get diabetes as fit fat people.

Family distraught as pet duck swallowed whole by killer python

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How koalas are being cared for in deadly bushfire crisis

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Arrests after bushfire charity tin stolen

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A man and woman are expected to be charged with theft after they allegedly stole a charity tin full of funds for victims of the recent bushfires from a fast food restaurant in Melbourne.

Bushfires ‘new normal’ according to 100 years of temp trends

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Man charged with trying to import child-like sex doll into WA

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A 26-year-old Singaporean national has been charged in Perth over the importation of a silicone sex doll made to look like a child.

WhatsApp to stop working on millions of smartphones

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Retail boost on back of Black Friday shopping splurge

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New Celeste Barber Mural Honours Comedian’s Bushfire Fundraising Efforts

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Australian comedian Celeste Barber has been honoured for her bushfire fundraising efforts with a mural in Melbourne's Hosier Lane.

Australian comedian Celester Barber has been honoured for her bushfire fundraising efforts with a mural in one of the country’s most iconic graffiti laneways.

Hosier Lane in Melbourne’s CBD features an artistic mural of the 37-year-old who has raised over $45 million for firefighting services through her Facebook fundraiser.


A “Thank You” message accompanied the creation, which is just the first of several murals that have popped up across the country as Australia’s worst bushfire crisis began. 

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Recently a mural of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison surrounded by flames appeared on a wall in Sydney. It was later painted over. 

Last month Celeste, who won fame for her parody photographs mimicking “real-life” reenactments of high-end fashion shoots and celebrity moments, launched a Facebook campaign for the NSW Rural Fire Service. 

“Our family are being evacuated. I feel sick,” she wrote on social media.

Celeste said on her Instagram she spoke to “the king of the RFS” about the donation effort and said it “gave them a bit of positivity in the terror.” 

“They’re going to disperse it in such an incredible way so it gets where it needs to go,” she added.  

The crowdfunding account had raised over $49.2 million as of 1pm AEST on Friday, with over 1.2 million people having made donations. 

Australia’s worst bushfire season began in October last year. 

On Thursday the NSW Rural Fire Service confirmed 1,870 homes had been destroyed in New South Wales, with a further 753 damaged. 

The death toll stands at 26, 10.3 million hectares of land has been burnt, a billion animals are feared to have perished, and thousands of people have been evacuated from holiday beaches.

Australia’s worst bushfire season began in October last year. 

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