Dr. Boyce Watkins tweeted, "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."
The tweet got a lot of attention, and on Monday Lizzo responded, "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. Keep my name out ya mouth & look in the mirror before you come for me. Here’s the attention you ordered."