The author and social commentator Dr. Boyce Watkins said that Lizzo is only popular because of her size.
#Lizzo popular is because there is an obesity epidemic in America. 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.— Dr Boyce Watkins (@drboycewatkins1) December 20, 2019
Unfortunately, Many of these people are dying from diabetes and heart disease pic.twitter.com/75TY8jJRIX
The "Truth Hurts" singer responded Monday on Twitter and blasted Watkins for his comment. She also said he's not all that skinny himself.
I’m popular because I write good songs and I’m talented and perform high energy hour and a half shows filled with love.— Feelin Good As Hell (@lizzo) December 23, 2019
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 😏 https://t.co/zXnOv4f9Dr
Do you agree with Watkins or Lizzo?