"I'm popular because I write good songs," the singer responded.

By Hello Giggles
December 26, 2019
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Lizzo isn't about to let anyone stop her from feeling good as hell. After someone on Twitter said that Lizzo is only popular because of the "obesity epidemic" currently plaguing America, the "Truth Hurts" singer had to deliver some actual truth to the troll and clapped back in the best way. (Here are some other celebs who've mastered the art of clapping back at their haters.)

Last week, a Twitter user who goes by "Dr Boyce Watkins" tweeted out a hot take on why Lizzo's popularity has skyrocketed in recent months.

"#Lizzo popular is because there is an obesity epidemic in America," Watkins tweeted. "Rather than encouraging people to do better, we are simply lying to them and telling them that they are just fine the way they are. Unfortunately, many of these people are dying from diabetes and heart disease."

This tweet gained enough traction that it showed up on Lizzo's radar, and the singer felt the need to address it. Her main point was that her fame actually has nothing to do with her image—as should be the case for everyone who is recognized for their talent.

"I'm popular because I write good songs and I'm talented and perform high energy hour and a half shows filled with love," she fired back. "The only person who needs to do better is you. Keep my name out ya mouth & look in the mirror before you come for me. Here's the attention you ordered."

Unsurprisingly, the singer had her army of Lizzbians behind her. "@lizzo is popular because she is free," one Twitter user explained. "No matter what anyone thinks or says; she continues to live her life. She is confident and bold whereas others hide and falsify themselves to be something else. Flawless beauty inside and out." (Related: Lizzo Wants You to Know She's Not "Brave" for Loving Herself)

"She's not your patient, and it's highly inappropriate for you to be opining on her medical condition on a public forum," another shot back. "Physician, heal thyself." (BTW, the shame associated with obesity actually makes the health risks worse.)

And another person pointed out the odd double standard here: If Watkins is going to call out Lizzo for her weight, then they need to address the other issues that run rampant in the music industry.

There were so many good tweets of support. It's worth reading through all the replies attached to Lizzo's clap-back.

Unfortunately, there will always be haters in the world. But hopefully, Lizzo's confidence and ability to draft an expert clap-back can help others learn how to better handle the naysayers.

This story originally appeared on HelloGiggles.com by Olivia Harvey.



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