Not today! Lizzo is not afraid to stand up for herself online and she takes no prisoners. The 31-year-old singer took offense to one troll's vicious comments on Monday that claimed she is only successful because of 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," the troll said while referring to Lizzo, "Unfortunately, Many of these people are dying from diabetes and heart disease"
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The "Truth Hurts" singer is known for being outspoken and a true champion of body positivity but, at the end of the day, she wants to be known for her art.
"I’m popular because I write good songs and I’m talented and perform high energy hour and a half shows filled with love," Lizzo said after getting angry at the comments. "The only person who needs to do better is you."
The singer admitted that she took the bait and by responding she was giving the troll what they really wanted.
"Keep my name out ya mouth & look in the mirror before you come for me," she continued. "Here’s the attention you ordered 😏."
The troll did not apologize and further explained his negative criticism.
"I would never disagree with the fact that you are extremely talented. But you are naïve if you think White people would be buying your records if you were also not overweight, Raunchy and fulfilling a racial stereotype. Many #blackpeople are uncomfortable with your performance."
The trolling on Twitter goes both ways and numerous Lizzo fans decided to give the commenter a taste of his own medicine. The commenter was forced to try to further explain that his hurtful comments were not about poking fun at the singer.
"I am not making fun of #Lizzo for being obese, I used to be obese myself. But while my beautiful fiance made it clear she would love me unconditionally, she also loved me enough to encourage me to do better."
Take Our Advice
It is extremely hard to win a Twitter beef with someone that has legions of fans with nothing better to do. Our advice for anyone wrapped up in a battle with a celeb is to admit defeat, go dark for three days, and come back to fight another day. The public has a short memory when it comes to these things but be warned... there is a reason they are called fanatics. Tweet at your own risk.