Lizzo shuts down man who says she’s only popular because of an ‘obesity epidemic in America’

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Lizzo and her fans have responded to a man who said the pop star is only popular “because there is an obesity epidemic in America.”

Dr. Boyce Watkins, a self-described financial scholar and social commentator, body-shamed her on Twitter Friday.

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“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,” Watkins tweeted.

Watkins continued to come at Lizzo over the next few days, posting derogatory photos, and even likening her to a slave.

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Lizzo responded to Watkins on Monday.

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

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