YouTuber Layah Heilpern found herself at the center of controversy after receiving significant backlash for allegedly fat-shaming renowned singer and performer Lizzo. Heilpern’s comments and actions sparked a heated debate about body positivity, discrimination, and influencers’ roles in shaping public discourse.
Who is Layah Heilpern?
Layah Heilpern was born on August 28, 1996. She is a renowned journalist, crypto expert, author, host, media personality, and social media influencer. Heilpern hails from London, United Kingdom.
Recently, Layah Heilpern drew a lot of criticism after she shared a video of singer and performer Lizzo and wrote, “How is Lizzo still THIS fat when she’s constantly moving this much on stage?! I wonder what she must be eating 🤣”.
The body shaming comments made by her attracted sharp reactions from social media users. As many fans bashed her for her statement. Many users expressed their love and support for Lizzo.
One user reacting to Heilpern’s comment wrote, “Lizzo is a high volume performer and it’s a full time vegan/vegetarian. So it’s not about health, it’s about looks? Got it. You can be big and in shape. Weight ≠ fitness.”
Another user tweeted, “Low vibrations to go after someone’s appearance
High vibrations would praise her ability to move and encourage others like her to move with that much vigour
Build people up
Don’t tear them down.”
Many fans asserted that Heilpern’s actions were not only insensitive but also perpetuated harmful body image stereotypes. They argue that as a public figure with a large following, she should be aware of the impact her words can have on her audience, particularly those who struggle with self-esteem and body confidence.