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Lizzo Reveals How She Really Feels About That Obesity Episode on ‘South Park’

By Vaseline May27,2024

By Issy Ronald, CNN

(CNN) — Lizzo seemed baffled after “South Park” referenced the singer in an episode where he satirized the increasing popularity of weight-loss drugs like Ozempic and Mounjaro.

The “About Damn Time” singer posted a live reaction video to Instagram and TikTok of her watching a scene from “South Park: The End of Obesity.”

In the scene, Sharon and Sheila discuss the ‘amazing’ new drugs Sharon is taking to control her weight. But since her insurance only covers weight-loss medications for people with diabetes, Sharon reveals, “There’s a brand new anti-obesity drug for those of us who can’t afford Ozempic and Mounjaro.”

Lizzo covered her mouth in shock as she watched Sharon say she had already controlled her “desire to get thinner” with a new drug named after the singer.

The scene then cuts to a fake commercial for “Lizzo,” a drug that “makes you feel good about your weight, and it costs 90% less than Ozempic.”

“In case studies, 70% of patients on Lizzo no longer cared how much they weighed,” said the narrator of the fake commercial.

“Lizzo helps you eat all you want and keep physical activity to a minimum… Ask about the power of not giving a fuck, with Lizzo,” the commercial added, along with a series of side effects.

In her reaction video, Lizzo said: “That’s crazy, I just feel like damn, I’m really that b***h.”

“I really showed the world how to love yourself and not give a fuck, to the point where these guys in Colorado know who I am and put it in their cartoon that’s been around for 25 years,” she added added, referring to “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who met at the University of Colorado Boulder and hosted the show in the state.

Lizzo has long advocated for body positivity and has spoken out on social media about the body shame she faces.

But three of her former dancers alleged in a lawsuit filed in August that they were subjected to a hostile work environment and harassment while members of the Grammy winner’s dance team, with one accuser claiming she was questioned about her weight gain.

In a statement at the time, Lizzo denied the allegations, saying in part, “I am not the villain that people in the media have portrayed me to be in recent days.”

“As an artist I have always been very passionate about what I do. I take my music and my performances seriously because at the end of the day I only want to release the best art that represents me and my fans,” Lizzo wrote.

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CNN’s Alli Rosenbloom contributed reporting.

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