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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…?!?”
These fatphobic comments are what’s disgusting. 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...?!? STFU https://t.co/YreocPwSOY— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) February 9, 2020
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.
Well said .., People really need to start living their own lives rather than spending it watching others who actually happier, beautiful and comfortable in their own skin ... no masks in site 💁🏽♀️💚— MAX (@ThisIsMax) February 9, 2020
and sheeeee is on vacation, let her wear a damn bathing suit. let her wear whatever tf she wants. shes doing great, better than these lonely bitches sitting in their mom's basement— Carli 🔮 (@carlifiveH) February 9, 2020
the thing is, people don’t actually “care” about how unhealthy the person is. it’s just an excuse to fat shame them when they themselves could be more unhealthy even if they‘re skinnier— paige⁷ (@jeonsperrie) February 9, 2020
Ariana grande and Miley Cyrus got dragged for being skinny humans just love talking they confused u fat they judge u skinny they still judge 😪— 22 Savage (@OraySiphelo) February 9, 2020
Yes bishhhhhh tell them!!!! pic.twitter.com/oSklsQeZh6— Zucette Yanez (@ZucetteY) February 9, 2020
exactly!!— letícia (@LettRolim) February 9, 2020
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.”
It doesn’t matter what people say. Fuck them. You are ALLOWED to be happy, you are ALLOWED to live in your body as it is currently, Healthy looks SO MANY different ways. And “Health” is not something that is accessible to everyone !!! LET IT OUT BE FREE LOVE YOU https://t.co/KdnnsTbDh6— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) February 9, 2020
I feel you babe, I struggle with this majorly. When there’s pictures of me from unflattering angles or I’m not feeling my personal best and other people comment about it I FEEL AWFUL. But, I’m learning too that I can only be affected by what I allow and believe about myself. https://t.co/kWWAv0yZRq— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) February 9, 2020
It’s about shifting the mentality from “fuck they think I’m fat” which is really ME thinking I’m fat and “fat” being ingrained into my existence as a woman as equating with undesirable. NONE of these stories are true, it’s just about reminding yourself and actively unlearning. https://t.co/kWWAv0yZRq— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) February 9, 2020
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. UNAPOLOGETIC RADICAL SELF LOVE ALL 2020 and BEYOND!!— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) February 9, 2020
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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H/T Pop Crave
Rachel Kiley is a writer who sometimes writes things and sometimes is based in L.A., but is definitely always on Twitter @rachelkiley.