Lizzo hits back and says she's close to quitting after trolls say she's 'trying to be fat'
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**Warning: Discriminatory language about body image some may find upsetting.**
Lizzo has spoken out against the persistent trolling she's faced on Twitter in relation to her body image.
The tweets see Lizzo open up about the negative affects the 'daily' abuse has on her mental health and how it's pushing her close to 'quitting'.
Lizzo has previously addressed negative comments she's faced surrounding her body.
In a clip posted to Instagram she said: "I have seen comments go from ‘Oh my gosh, I liked you when you were thick, why’d you lose weight’ to ‘Oh my gosh, why did you get a BBL [Brazilian but lift]? I liked your body before’ to ‘Oh my gosh you’re so big, you need to lose weight but for your health’ to ‘Oh my gosh you’re so little you need to get a** and titties or something’ to ‘oh my gosh why did she get all that work done? It’s too much work."
Unfortunately, the trolling has continued, with Lizzo receiving negative comments for being plus size one minute, but then condemned for doing exercise and 'trying to be smaller' the next - and this time it seems to have pushed the 35-year-old a step too far.
The persistent trolling has sadly led Lizzo to 'hate' social media
"The Love definitely do not outweigh the Hate on social media... all because I'm fat???? This is CRAZY."
Explaining she'd only 'just logged on' and quickly became subject to a torrent of trolling, the singer notes the online abuse isn't just making her hate social media but 'the world'.
Explaining she's not 'trying to BE fat,' neither is she 'trying to BE smaller,' Lizzo noted she's 'literally just trying to live and be healthy'.
"This is what my body looks like even when I'm eating super clean," she adds, before resolving social media users they shouldn't 'speak on s**t [they] know NOTHING ABOUT'.
Lizzo resolves she's 'tired of explaining [herself] all the time' and just wants to 'get on this app w/out seeing [her] name in some bulls**t'.
She adds: "Y'all don't know how close I be to giving up on everyone and quitting and enjoying my money and my man on a F**KING FARM..."
It's unclear whether Lizzo means she wants to quit Twitter, social media, or even music. But we really hope it's the former and not the latter.
Lizzo has since made her original main Twitter account and its tweets protected, redirecting users to her shape-wear brand Yitty's profile.
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