Lizzo has angered fans after participating in a 10-day juice cleanse, but there have been others who have supported her surprising health choice.
ICYMI, Lizzo has come under fire for sharing videos on social media promoting a 10-day smoothie detox diet she did.
The singer has always being an advocate for body positivity for so many years, so fans were quick to question why she expressed negative thoughts about her body online and promote a fad diet program.
“So I drank a lot and I ate a lot of foods and I f***ed my stomach up in Mexico. So, I decided to do JJ Smith’s 10-Day Smoothie Cleanse.”
“It’s just basically, you drink these green smoothies every day,” she explained.
“It started to get to me mentally, but I was never super hungry. I think I just was wanting to stress eat and do things that were kind of self-harming.”
Lizzo added: “I feel amazing and I think that it’s just great to reset your stomach and reset things, especially when you deal with gastrointestinal issues like I do. I think I look f***ing great too!”
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*cue the tsunami of criticism from fans*
“You have an organ [liver] that detoxes your body. Cleanses and detoxes are scams, this is actually really disappointing to see,” one fan wrote.
“Seeing you promote diet culture is breaking my heart,” one fan added.
“Hollywood is getting to you gurl,” another commented.
A fourth wrote: “Whaaat?! No no no! Detoxes don’t work and they definitely do not promote body positivity.”
There were those that were concerned she was triggering eating disorders.
“As a person who had eating disorders since I was 9, I’m saddened by the fact this might encourage young people to not eat,” a fan wrote.
Another one said: “Juice detoxes aren’t amazing to promote because people can abuse them or do them wrong without access to the right info.”
Despite the hate, there were plenty of fans who supported Lizzo’s juice cleanse.
“Y’all lack comprehension skills. She said she had gastrointestinal issues and discussed with a nutritionist before doing it. She’s doing it to “reset”’, one person wrote.
“A detox/cleanse isn’t about losing weight. It’s about getting rid of bloating, cleaning out the pipes, and re-evaluating your relationship with food,” another said.
There were others that praised her for her efforts. “I’m so proud of you Lizzo I definitely see physical and mental improvement,” a fan commented.
And of course, there were those that wanted everyone to just leave Lizzo – and everyone else’s body – alone. “I can’t believe people are really mad about this, always got an opinion on someone’s body.”