Lizzo responded to the public backlash after she shared her juice detox cleansing “diet” with her social media followers.
The 32-year-old pop star, who was slammed by fat feminists as “fatphobic”, insists her detox cleansing diet isn’t “for a dramatic weight loss”.
Addressing her fans, Lizzo said:
“Your body is perfectly yours, even if it ain’t perfect to anybody else. If you only knew the complexities your body possesses you would be so proud of it.
“I’m so proud of you. For making it this far in a society that gives us a head start into self-loathing, that hands us a dysmorphic mirror and leaves us desperate to catch up with who we think we should be.”
In one Instagram post, she shared a photo of herself, nearly naked, standing on a balcony.
Lizzo, who was previously happy with her morbid obesity, said:
“I’ve spent so much time in this body and I am no different than you — still struggling to find balance, still trying to mend my relationship with food, my anxiety, my back fat. It gets easier. I’ve spent my hardest days trying to love me.”
In another post, the “Truth Hurts” hitmaker wrote: “I detoxed my body and I’m still fat. I love my body and I’m still fat. I’m beautiful and I’m still fat. These things are not mutually exclusive.”
Lizzo addressed the criticism over her detox diet:
“To the people who look to me, please do not starve yourselves. I did not starve myself. I fed myself greens and water and fruit and protein and sunlight. You don’t have to do that to be beautiful or healthy. That was my way. You can do life your way. Remember, despite anything anyone says or does DO WHAT YOU WANT WITH YOUR BODY.”