Feeling Good As Hell
Lizzo is having a truly extraordinary year that any artist would envy. She has a hit album, a slew of number one singles, and nabbed several Grammy nominations. It's Lizzo's world and we're just living in it.
Still, being thrust into that level of fame can be daunting, and Lizzo recently told CBS This Morning how she manages.
"I stay in my own positive bubble. It's their opinion, so I mean, it's not for me to really ingest. It's for them to express and for me to choose to listen or not."
Her Haters Won't Stop
However, she has more than her fair share of haters, including one man on Twitter who claimed that Lizzo was celebrating obesity.
"#Lizzo popular is because there is an obesity epidemic in America. Rather than encouraging people to do better, we are simply lying to them and telling them that they are just fine the way they are.
Unfortunately, Many of these people are dying from diabetes and heart disease."
Because heaven forbid fat people be happy and bring others joy with their talent!
Lizzo Claps Back
Lizzo responded to the hurtful tweet with a perfect mix of sass and class.
"I’m popular because I write good songs and I’m talented and perform high energy hour and a half shows filled with love.
The only person who needs to do better is you.
Keep my name out ya mouth & look in the mirror before you come for me.
Here’s the attention you ordered 😏"
Her fans were absolutely in love with her response, and perhaps the best tweet about it focused on Lizzo's talent instead of her appearance.
"For real I learned who you were because I kept hearing songs and thinking "damn this is good, who is this" and looking up the artist and it was Lizzo. Didn't know what you looked like. It's all about the music."
"This is getting a lot of likes so I feel it deserves a follow-up: Now that I know what Lizzo looks like I just as fervently adore her and she is a goddess, and that crusty old man is just mad he can't have a woman as hot as Lizzo."
She Is Unbothered
Lizzo has dealt with haters before and she'll do it again. After the contentious interaction, she retweeted a very pointed tweet from Bernice King, activist and daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr., that said:
"If I responded angrily to every person who seeks to provoke anger from me on social media, I’d never experience peace, purpose or progress.
Be a good steward of your energy.
It’s okay to let provocateurs leave empty handed."
That about sums it up.