**Dangerous Deception: Lizzo’s Fat Acceptance Movement Poses Public Health Risk**
As American obesity rates continue to rise, it is crucial we address the issue and its connections to public health, rather than coddling and promoting unhealthy lifestyles. Influencers like Lizzo, openly embracing fat positivity, contribute to the distortion of weight and health.
Lizzo, a well-known singer and prominent voice in fat acceptance activism, has been caught in several controversies regarding her size and her claims about her eating habits. Recently, she shared her frustration on Twitter after a user questioned how someone as active as Lizzo could be “THIS fat.” In response, the singer claimed to have stopped consuming fast food years ago, despite recent selfie videos suggesting the contrary. Lauren Chen of “Pseudo-Intellectual” noted the discrepancies, pointing out that Lizzo’s actions have drawn attention to her contradictory lifestyle.
Lizzo’s fat positivity stance, combined with her show that features plus-sized dancers, ignores the dangerous health risks connected to obesity. Chen argues that by publicly promoting unhealthy lifestyles, people like Lizzo are contributing to the overall rise in obesity and are knowingly harming public health.
“Honestly, if we care about someone we should want them to be healthy and we shouldn’t lie to them about the health outcomes they are inflicting upon themselves,” says Chen.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have identified obesity-related conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. This makes it even more crucial for public influencers like Lizzo to be honest about the consequences of an unhealthy lifestyle rather than promoting fat acceptance.
**It’s time we address obesity with facts, not glorified fiction.**