Dr. Boyce Watkins Says Lizzo’s Popularity is Due To America’s Obesity Epidemic / Singer Claps Back

Published: Tuesday 24th Dec 2019 by Rashad

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:

[main photo source:  Getty Images]

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  1. Only facts December 24, 2019

    I love Lizzo’s clapback. Scratch that – I love Lizzo in general.

    • Gworl Bye December 24, 2019

      Please, all she did was repeat the same excuses fat people have been using for years to justify their obesity.

  2. Clarks0oñ December 24, 2019

    He spoke the painful truth.

    Even adele, monique, queen Latifah have all slimmed down cause being fat is not healthy . Being fat and staying fat isnt body positivity.

    Glad it’s a black man that called her out, if he was white, everybody gonna start shouting racism, u dont wanna see a black woman win blah blah blah……..

    In other news, Camila is leaving epic records, she’s moving to Atlantic records.
    Camila is coming.

    • LeadPussycattdollsNicole December 24, 2019

      @clarkson is it true? Give me links

      That means Camila is going to be in the same roster with Cardi B, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars and T.I.?

      Oh my Gosh, I heard the rumors that Atlantic really wanted her since 2016

      • ??? December 24, 2019

        lmaoooo after her epic FLOP of an album, i doubt if anybody would want to sign that loser, she better give Normani or Ally a call and see if theyre hiring maids lmfaooooooooooooooooooooo

      • Belcalis December 24, 2019

        They sign racists so it’s not surprise

  3. sipLizzzoJuice December 24, 2019

    Dr. Boyce is insecure and a hater. He can’t stand Lizzo’s heavy success

    ?? Ayy, boy, whatcha say, boy?
    You tryna play coy like a Gameboy?
    Hit my phone boy, is you home boy?
    Are you alone boy? Come give me dome, boy
    Got a boy with degrees, a boy in the streets
    A boy on his knees, he a man in the sheets
    Sheesh, it’s all Greek to me
    Got this boy speaking Spanish, ay Papi

    Baby, I don’t need you
    I just wanna freak you
    I heard you a freak too
    What’s 2 plus 2? (4, 3, 2, ow)

    Boys, boys, boys
    Make a girl go crazy (4, 3, 2, ow)
    Boys, boys, boys
    Make a girl go crazy (4, 3, 2, ow??

    • Gworl Bye December 24, 2019

      No dear, he spoke the truth. Twerking your 1000 pound ass at a NBA game for attention is what you call insecure

  4. Meme December 24, 2019

    I see no lies. I mean come on, this girl music is some of the most horrible Disney theme song bull I’ve ever seen. I don’t want to take away from her success but if we wasn’t in this “fake inclusive” culture today, no one would pay Lizzo dust. But it’s trendy to be overweight, or pro black right now in music and fashion.

    • D December 24, 2019

      This!!!! ??

    • Gworl Bye December 24, 2019

      ALL OF THIS. This is exactly why she didn’t hit 2 years ago, obesity wasn’t in style then.

  5. Paulo December 24, 2019

    The amount of men who can’t stand to see a fat girl win… disgusting! She’s a musician no one should care what she look like in the first place

    • Gworl Bye December 24, 2019

      Then tell her to stop showing up to NBA games twerking her 12 ton ass in a thong sine she’s such a “musician”.

      • Gworl Bye December 24, 2019


      • Paulo December 24, 2019

        Why you worried about her thong girl? You need to get yours wet instead of minding her business. Merry Xmas bitter ho!

      • Gworl Bye December 24, 2019

        When a rhinocerous puts her thong on a jumbotron during a ball game, you have no choice but to worry. Now sit and try again since your attempt at shade failed.

  6. #TheTruth December 24, 2019

    She’s where she’s at because of her talent.
    No shade but otherwise there would be a lot of people famous in the US. And in the world for that matter, even tho the US is primarily concerned about obesity.

    If she’s satisfied with the way she looks, no one should ever judge.
    It’s not because she’s famous that she’s got to set the example. Or slim down because Adele or J Hud or whoever else did it.
    If she wants to slim down, that would be for her and no one else.

    Then yeah, obviously for her health it’s not the best condition.
    But guess what ? So is smoking, lack of activity and the list goes on. And do we even know what we eat these days with whatever chemicals they are using ?
    Don’t even talk to me about organic because depending on the country the food is from, the organic label corresponds to different criterias. As if there couldn’t be a worldwide label… anyway.

    Congratulations Lizzo on your success. You owe it to your talent, not your jelly.

    • Gworl Bye December 24, 2019

      This is all a bunch of delusional bullsh*t and you know it. If her “talent” is what got her here, it wouldnt have taken her two years to be noticed. Her weight is whats keeping folks attention and she know it, thats why shes exploiting it.

      • Carlitos December 24, 2019

        You’re ignorant and slow. Actually, it CAN take artists years and years before they have success from their work. It’s called TIMING. No, not the timing of the “obesity epidemic.” It’s the timing of how her music speaks to the world in TODAY’S society. It’s very uplifting and empowering. The general public need that because of the negativity that goes on today, including your disgusting rhetoric. The irony in all of this is, he’s probably more unhealthy than she is and will most likely die from heart disease! Karma’s a b****!

      • Gworl Bye December 24, 2019

        Lol. No fat person thats comfortable with being obese and unhealthy will die before me of anything other than overeating or diabetes. Sit.

  7. Kevon December 24, 2019

    Why he blaming it on the white man shaking a dollar..guy stfu and leave the woman alone

  8. Nicky December 24, 2019


    Camickys US tour is only sold out at 10% for many dates


    Can’t stop laughing

  9. Pat December 24, 2019

    Lizzo’s music is okay, but I agree with Dr. Boyce. Lizzo is hot right now because she affirms obese, unhealthy looking, black women who delude themselves into thinking they look good, feel good, and are immune to weight-related health issues.

  10. Gworl Bye December 24, 2019

    Dr. Boyce told NO LIES. LIzzo exists because this punk ass pc #metoo generation doesn’t want to tell the truth or hurt fat people’s feeling. Being fat is NOT CUTE or healthy, EVER. Lizzo is only enforcing the sterotype of the big and loud sassy black woman who would rather be obese to spite people instead of caring about her health.

  11. FOH December 24, 2019

    this is all a crock of bullshyt… his entire statement is contradictory at best ! in a society where were already labeled as loud, ratchet, ugly, ghetto etc… you mean to tell me people who are trying to pass on the positivity of feeling great in their own skin has to feel incompetent because of the same exact skin we look down upon… ? its not enabling the behavior towards other people by making ourselves feel like we belong… its being completely destructive … im sure Lizzo knows shes breaking a stereotype by waking up everyday as a big woman in the music industry… we dont need our own kind to weaken our beliefs that we can fit in. hes hurting the demographic, not making it better

  12. Ghetto Housewife Has Spoken December 24, 2019

    does Boyce know he suffers from that epidemic

  13. sipLizzzoJuice December 24, 2019

    ??? Why men great ’til they gotta be great?
    I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that b****
    Even when I’m crying crazy
    Yeah, I got boy problems, that’s the human in me
    Bling bling, then I solve ’em, that’s the goddess in me
    You coulda had a bad b****, non-committal
    Help you with your career just a little
    You’re ‘posed to hold me down, but you’re holding me back
    And that’s the sound of me not calling you back
    Why men great ’til they gotta be great?
    Don’t text me, tell it straight to my face
    Best friend sat me down in the salon chair
    Shampoo press, get you out of my hair
    Fresh photos with the bomb lighting
    New man on the Minnesota Vikings
    Truth hurts, needed something more exciting
    Bom bom bi dom bi dum bum bay???

  14. Louisiana. K.B December 24, 2019

    Dr, Moistwalkin needs to chill.lol

  15. Girlbye December 26, 2019

    Sounds like unresolved issues with a fat family member, because she deserves to successful just as much as the skinny b****.

    Never let your current circumstance dictate your future. One love ❤️

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