​Jillian Michaels Under Fire for Comments About Lizzo's Body

​Jillian Michaels Under Fire for Comments About Lizzo's Body
Celebrity trainer and former coach on The Biggest Loser Jillian Michaels is getting slammed for comments she made about Lizzo's body.
Michaels appeared on BuzzFeed's online morning show AM2DM yesterday (January 8), and when the host brought up symbols of body acceptance like Lizzo and Ashley Graham, the trainer was less than supportive.
"Why are we celebrating her body?" she said. "Why does it matter? Why aren't we celebrating her music? 'Cause it isn't gonna be awesome if she gets diabetes."
Lizzo fans and body positivity advocates quickly leapt into the conversation, berating Michaels for her "fatphobic" comments.
The Good Place actor Jameela Jamil argued that size isn't always an indication of health and suggested that Michaels stop "acting like she's an MRI."
Others also pointed to Lizzo's onstage stamina and positive message as an indication that she's healthy.
Michaels has since attempted to clarify her position, but the extended note she shared on social media is only fuelling her detractors more.