Lizzo says body shaming is has made her want to quit music
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Lizzo says body shaming is has made her want to quit music

Minnesota singer, rapper and flautist, Lizzo has recently declared that the way fans and social commentators treat her because of her weight has made her no longer want to make music. The 35-year-old vocalist took to social media to express her views and sadness in life, making a series of emotional tweets.

Following an extremely harsh critique by the Conservative social and political commentator Candace Owens concerning Lizzo’s decision to her on Twitter, the ‘About Damn Time’ singer addressed the various radio and podcast personalities who criticise her and the anonymous online trolls. In a series of tweets, Lizzo expressed how she feels constantly demeaned and revealed that constantly getting ridiculed has made her “hate the world”.

Addressing the Twitter influencer Layah Heilpern who had recently mocked the singer for her weight, under a screenshot, Lizzo wrote, “I JUST logged on the app and this is the type of shit I see about me on a daily basis.”

She then highlighted a comment tweeting, “Then someone in the comments said I eat ‘lots of fast food.’ I LITERALLY STOPPED EATING FAST FOOD YEARS AGO. I’m tired of explaining myself all the time and I just wanna get on this app without seeing my name in some bullsh*t!”

The pop star, who is often reprimanded for glorifying obesity and promoting “unhealthy” eating habits, has now come out publicly to declare that she is working towards living a better lifestyle and wants a break from the scrutiny and teasing. With everyone focused on her size, the musician (real name Melissa Jefferson) has insisted that “being fat is not her brand” and that she only ever wanted to make good music.

However, with her haters seemingly unable to stop, Lizzo disclosed that she is close to “giving up on everyone” and quitting the music business to “enjoy [her] money, and [her] man, on a fucking farm.” Diverting her attention to the copious amounts of anonymous users who flood her comments section, Jefferson took to Instagram to declare that online trolls “make it hard for fat people to exist.”

Last year, during his manic meltdown, Kanye West was a pop culture figure who addressed her weight. However, during a performance at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, the ‘Juice’ singer took the time to respond, furiously shouting, “I feel like everybody in America got my motherfcking name in their motherfcking mouth for no motherf*cking reason.”