While Lizzo is probably still feeling good as hell thanks to ongoing praise for her rocking performances on last weekend’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ (click here if you missed them), the full figured singer was still subjected to criticism from some for her physique and wardrobe selections.
One of the most noted comments came from renown author, professor, and political analyst Dr. Boyce Watkins. Taking to Twitter recently, Watkins – no stranger to headlines for his sometimes controversial social commentary – stated:
“#Lizzo popular is because there is an obesity epidemic in America,” he wrote. “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.”
Later referring to her as “the fat Cardi B,” his fiery statements were retweeted so many times they eventually landed on the desk of Lizzo. Look inside to see how she responded:
Lizzo’s clap back prompted Watkins to respond with a video. Watch it below: