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The American Medical Association has decided you can no longer use common terms such as "morbid obesity" or adjectives like "vulnerable," "marginalized" or "high-risk."

The title of the AMA's new guidance is "Advancing Health Equity: A Guide to Language, Narrative and Concept." Download the PDF here.

The AMA has issued a long list of "dehumanizing language" that you should avoid and use "person-first" language instead.

Rather than describing people as Covid-19 "cases," you should use "persons with Covid-19."


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Women like pop singer Lizzo are still considered obese but they are no longer "morbid."
 
READ ALSO: Study: Obese People are more at risk of dying from Covid-19
 
Morbid obesity is an actual medical condition that means being more than 100 pounds over the ideal body weight. It also means a body mass index (BMI) over 35. MO negatively affects a woman's health.

However, the AMA says "morbid obesity" is offensive to women who are obese. The new terminology is "People with obesity."

"The Homeless" should be referred to as "People who are experiencing homelessness."


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Instead of calling prisoners "Inmates," The AMA suggests you use "Person with mobility disability."

Check out more banned words and their appropriate substitutes below:

  • Disabled Person – People who are experiencing (condition)
  • Blind - People with vision impairments
  • Minorities or minority - (People from) racial and ethnic groups
  • black - Lower case black denotes a color, not a person
  • Caucasian - white
  • Illegal immigrant - Undocumented immigrant
  • Slave - enslaved person
  • Low-income people - Underpaid people

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Lizzo (left) and Ciara Wilson (not pictured) gave emotional speeches in honor of their good and dear friend, music producer Missy Elliot (right) at her Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony on Monday, Nov. 8.

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Missy, 50, is a popular rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known for her hit singles, "Get Ur Freak On", "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)," "Lose Control", and "Work It."

She has produced hits for Janet Jackson, Aaliyah, Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, Destiny's Child, Ariane Grande, TLC, and more.

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Lizzo tearfully told the well-heeled crowd that Missy inspired her to be the superstar she is today.

"I watched you my entire life and I saw a superstar in you, but I also saw myself and I'd never seen myself before," Lizzo told Missy. "You live so boldly and so beautifully and so unapologetically and so out loud. You have no idea what you have done for so many Black girls."

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Holding back tears, Lizzo continued:

"We don't deserve you. We don't deserve Missy Elliott and still you continue to give to us. You've given and given and given with your heart, your genius ... I want to thank you so much for helping me and my career ... thank you for making my dreams come true, Missy. You have no idea what you mean to all of us. We love you, we celebrate you, god bless you."

Missy's close pal, Ciara, also held back tears as she shared her love and respect for Missy. Musicians Janet Jackson, Busta Rhymes, Janelle Monae and LL Cool J sent video tributes to Missy.

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Lizzo was shocked by the backlash she might receive after she slid into a sparkly, see-through dress to attend Cardi B's 29th birthday party in L.A. last weekend.

The thin, gauzy fabric left nothing to the imagination. Lizzo tried to maintain her dignity by wearing a thong and pasties underneath the dress.

However, it wasn't enough.

Outraged parents lit up the comments on her social media pages, dragging the 33-year-old for her bold style and lack of humility.

The "Truth Hurts" singer was stunned by the fierce public backlash.

She addressed her critics in an Instagram Live video, explaining that she left the party early because she has social anxiety -- not because of the disapproving stares from partygoers.

"It's very funny to me that people are upset that I'm wearing a see-through outfit or that I'm twerking in a see-through outfit," she said on Thursday.

"[They're saying], 'This is disgusting... Don't you have bills to pay? Don't you got mouths to feed, including your own? Don't you have a life to live? Don't you want to fall in love and make friends?' Don't you got s—to do?

"Go read the news, b*tch, before I read you, ho*. The f—k! Why are you worried about me?

She concluded her dramatic statement by reminding her critics of a time not long ago when people minded their own business and wore whatever they wanted.

"Kiss my a**. Kiss my fat black a**, b*tch."

Watch the video below.
 

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Migos rapper Offset spoke with "Extra TV's" Rachel Lindsay about welcoming his second child with wife Cardi B.

"Yeah, she's doing good," he said of his wife who is carrying his fifth child. "It's another blessing. God is good."

Their daughter Kulture just turned 3 in July.

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Offset also opened up to Extra TV about his HBO Max reality show "The Hype", the streetwear competition series on HBO Max.

He said he enjoys working with Cardi, who is guest starring on The Hype.

"Working with her is always a beautiful thing. She's my wife, so working with her is always magical. She gonna come with the sauce and spunk."

The program gives the opportunity to 10 streetwear lovers to compete in a series of challenges focusing on the fashion industry, designing, and the latest street trends.

Offset is hosting and producing the series.

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"I'm happy to not only be a co-signer for the show but a producer," said Offset, who added "We are giving opportunities to the culture."

Offset also called out the online trolls for body shaming Lizzo over her "Rumors" music video with Cardi B.

"You gotta stand up for our Black women 'cause they're always being torn down and beat down the most, I feel like. And they're the strongest... So we gotta uplift them... especially the ones that are uplifted and doing some good. And they comfortable in their skin... It's a beautiful thing."

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Lizzo proudly displayed a custom black tank top with the words "FAKE BOOBS" and "LIZZO" while out on a date with a mystery man.

The morbidly obese singer stepped out on a dinner date with her new beau at celebrity hotspot Craigs in West Hollywood.

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She showed off her curves in a black tank top which she paired with a pair of daisy dukes short shorts with tassels and a custom diamond engraved purse, also emblazoned with her name. You can't say Lizzo doesn't love herself!

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The happy couple tried to keep a low profile as he stepped out of the vehicle first, and a minute later Lizzo stepped out by herself.

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Last week Lizzo stepped out on a dinner date by herself. She wore a black T-shirt with a print of her rear end and the words "Enuff to feed the needy" on the front.

She captioned the image: "Believe me sweetie… I got enuff to feed the needy."

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Lizzo joins Matthew McConaughey and other Hollywood stars who say cleanliness is an overrated experience.

The pop singer, born Melissa Viviane Jefferson, claims she smells better by not using deodorant under her arms.

Lizzo says she agrees with the actor who stopped wearing deodorant and says he doesn't have an odor.

The morbidly obese 33-year-old pop star shared an old article about the actor's decision to stop wearing deodorant back in 2005.

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"Ok... I'm w him on this one," she wrote on Instagram. "I stopped using deodorant and I smell BETTER."

Actress Yvette Nicole Brown, who appeared in "Tropic Thunder" alongside McConaughey, recently revealed he doesn't have body odor issues despite not using deodorant.

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"I remember that Matthew McConaughey said that he did not use deodorant and that he did not have an odor," Brown told the "Today" show.

"My first thought was, 'I'm going to get as close as I can to him to see if he's right.'

"He does not have an odor. He smells like granola and good living. That's all I can say. He has a sweet, sweet scent that is just him. It's not musty or crazy."

Lizzo was impressed by what she heard, and has decided to stop wearing deodorant as well.

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Some celebrities revealed their peculiar hygiene habits after Hollywood power couple Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher said they rarely bathe their children.

The couple went viral when they revealed they don't wash their children unless they see dirt on their skin.

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Offset is pleading with Internet trolls to leave his wife, Cardi B, and fellow rapper Lizzo alone. The Migos rapper begged trolls to stop harassing Cardi B and Lizzo and just let them "be great".

The Bronx rapper and Lizzo have faced severe backlash after releasing the new music video for their collaboration single "Rumors."

Lizzo was dragged for portraying herself as a goddess in the music video, which was tame by Lizzo's vulgar standards.

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Offset - who has been married to Cardi since 2017 -- told TMZ:

"Let these beautiful black women be great, stop judging. We work hard to be entertainers for the world. Let us be."

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Lizzo recently broke down crying in a YouTube video, as she revealed she's received hateful comments from fat-shamers and "racists."

The R&B/pop star fought back tears as she said:

"I just feel like I'm seeing negativity directed towards me in the most weirdest way. People saying s**t about me that just doesn't even make sense.

"It's fat-phobic, and it's racist and it's hurtful. If you don't like my music, cool. If you don't like Rumors the song, cool."

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The singer confessed to being shocked by the online hate:

"I make music that I like, that's important to me, and I make music that I hope helps people.

"I'm not making music for white people - I'm not making music for anybody. I'm a black woman making music. I make black music, period. I'm not serving anyone but myself. Everyone is invited to a Lizzo show, to a Lizzo song."

Facebook recently deleted comments and blocked dozens of Internet trolls. Facebook officials vowed to monitor Lizzo's timeline for more hate, which will be dealt with swiftly.

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Facebook has deleted thousands of comments and banned trolls who taunted Lizzo's wight and made racist comments about her.

The "Truth Hurts" singer broke down and wept in a YouTube video after trolls hurled "fatphobic and racist" remarks about her new single "Rumors" featuring Cardi B.

YouTube users rated the single a flop and called Lizzo "mammy" because she portrayed a goddess in the music video.

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READ ALSO: Lizzo breaks down in tears (again) on YouTube
 
Wearing a stocking cap on her head and wiping tears from her eyes, Lizzo said:

"On the days that I should be the happiest, I just feel so down... I work so hard. I've been working triple time... doing 12 hours a day of promos and interviews... going to the studio with a f**king root canal...

"I'm putting so much love and energy into the world, and sometimes I feel like the world don't love me back."

The 33-year-old songbird returned to the Internet on Tuesday, after Facebook took action against her tormenters.

She thanked supporters for their positive energy and said it was "important" for her to express her anxiety and depression that day.

"We really need to check ourselves and how we treat people," she said.

"I'm not crying for me. Yeah, I'm successful, I'm happy, I strive for joy every single day. I'm balanced, I'm blessed. But I just be feeling for the world. This sh-t ain't right. We shouldn't talk to people like that. We shouldn't normalize treating people this way."

Following her mental breakdown, social media bosses removed thousands of nasty comments on Lizzo's Facebook and Instagram pages.

According to TMZ, Facebook officials banned the accounts of trolls from both social media sites.

They will continue to monitor Lizzo's timelines and remove toxic comments, so the fragile singer doesn't end up in a mental hospital.

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Lizzo suffered another humiliating mental health breakdown after YouTube users "fat-shamed" her and called her "mammy."

The rapper went live on YouTube on Sunday to call out trolls who fat shamed and her made racist comments, calling her "mammy."

The attacks unfolded after Lizzo premiered her music video for her song "Rumors" featuring rapper Cardi B.

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YouTube users rated the single a flop and attacked Lizzo's weight and the fact that she portrayed a goddess in the music video.
 
READ ALSO: Video Premiere: Lizzo ft. Cardi B – Rumors (Dirty)
 
Wearing a stocking cap on her head and wiping tears from her eyes, Lizzo said:

"On the days that I should be the happiest, I just feel so down... I work so hard. I've been working triple time... doing 12 hours a day of promos and interviews... going to the studio with a f**king root canal...

"I'm putting so much love and energy into the world, and sometimes I feel like the world don't love me back."

The 33-year-old songbird was upset that "racist" fans called her "mammy" and accused her of catering to white audiences.

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"There are a lot of hurtful words that trigger a lot of deep feelings today...," she said.

"I'm gonna keep on bringing this music out and I'm gonna keep on doing what I wanna do. It's just an honest moment. I'm OK.

"Have a good day. Stream Rumors. F**k the haters. That's what this song is all about... God bless you."

Cardi responded to her collaborator's heartbreaking video, writing:

"When you stand up for yourself they claim your problematic & sensitive. When you don't they tear you apart until you crying like this. Whether you skinny, big, plastic, they going to always try to put their insecurities on you. Remember these are nerds looking at the popular table [sic]."

Cardi also denied the song is a flop by noting the single is in the Top 10 on all platforms.

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"Rumors is doing great. Stop trying to say the song is flopping to dismiss a woman emotions on bullying or acting like they need sympathy. The song is top 10 on all platforms. Body shaming and callin her mammy is mean & racist as f--k."

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Lizzo insists Cardi B has "changed the game forever" for female artists in hip-hop.

The 33-year-old singer teamed-up with the "Bodak Yellow" rapper to record "Rumors" together.

Lizzo raps: "If you thought that I was ratched with my a** hanging out, just wait until the summer when they let me out the house B*TCH!"

Asked what she loves about working with Cardi, Lizzo explained: "Cardi B is the ultimate. She, to me, has always done it right.

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"Everything that she said, every way that she's reacted because you know why? It's because she was true to herself the whole time. She's a ground breaker. You can't deny her ability. She's a superstar.

"She has changed the game forever for a lot of us, a lot of women. I don't even think she realizes she's doing it because it's just like, I'm trying to just be successful. I'm trying to get this money. I want to live a happy life. She just follows her heart. That's what I love about her."

Lizzo says she was determined to work with Cardi, 28, as soon as the possibility arose.

She told Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1:

"There was no one else for it. There was literally no one else. From the day the ink dried on her Atlantic contract, I said, 'Please get me on a song with Cardi B.' She's just funny. I like funny people and she can rap. You know what I'm saying?"

Lizzo also feels that working with Cardi makes her more "cool".

"I was a nerd. All the people back home in the SWAT and A Leaf who are going to see this music video, I'm in a music video with Cardi B. And I was walking through the hallways with sweaty hair, reading fantasy novels. A nerd, a geek, a band nerd. And I cried because I was like, what a full circle moment. I made it. I always wanted to be cool. You know what I'm saying?"

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