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Lauren Jauregui slams ‘fatphobic’ critics of Lizzo’s red bikini

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Rachel Kiley


Posted on Feb 9, 2020   Updated on May 19, 2021, 3:57 pm CDT

We love seeing women supporting other women, and former Fifth Harmony member Lauren Jauregui slamming internet trolls for body-shaming Lizzo is exactly what the world needs right now.

Page Six shared an article Friday afternoon featuring Lizzo chilling at the beach in a little red bikini while on vacation. The article itself was positive, noting Lizzo’s commitment to body positivity despite jerks on the internet constantly trying to bring her down.

Even the tweet Page Six sent out sported the caption, “Lizzo rocks tiny red bikini beachside during Brazilian vacation.”

But just because a positive tone was set doesn’t mean people on Twitter were going to keep it up. The post attracted an overwhelming number of people who decided this was a great opportunity to comment on how “unhealthy” they assume Lizzo is, or who just enjoy making rude comments.

They’re gross, so instead of giving them the attention they seem to crave here, we’ll just throw in a photo Lizzo herself shared from her vacation.

But while fat-shaming comments certainly aren’t a new fad on the internet, an outraged Jauregui wasn’t interested in letting people’s critical attitudes towards the Grammy-winning artist’s look slip by unchallenged.

“These fatphobic comments are what’s disgusting,” she wrote. “WHY DON’T YALL WORRY ABOUT YOUR UNHEALTHY ASSES BEFORE TELLING ANYONE WHAT A ‘HEALTHY’ BODY LOOKS LIKE. Imagine thinking someone needs to not enjoy their current bodies at the beach because ignorant fucks have opinions…?!?”

Her tweet immediately garnered the support of her followers, who added their own pro-Lizzo, anti-fatphobic comments to the conversation.

“The way that everyone suddenly becomes a nutritionist when a plus size queen is unashamed of herself and her body ….. v interesting!” Twitter user @possiblypaula pointed out.

Jauregui herself continued the conversation, engaging with fans to promote positivity and kindness, both to others and to themselves.

“It doesn’t matter what people say,” she wrote to one fan who expressed insecurities about their body. “Fuck them. You are ALLOWED to be happy, you are ALLOWED to live in your body as it is currently.”

In her final tweet on the matter, Jauregui thanked her fandom.

“I want you to know I love each and every one of you so much and I’m so grateful for a fandom that is so loving and open to these conversations and constantly striving to grow,” she tweeted. “UNAPOLOGETIC RADICAL SELF LOVE ALL 2020 and BEYOND!!”


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*First Published: Feb 9, 2020, 3:32 pm CST