Former hockey star PK Subban faces backlash after making an unnecessary and “fat-hating” comment about Lizzo’s weight during a live broadcast on ESPN.
While chatting with other panelists about the Toronto Maple Leafs’ first-round loss to the Florida Panthers, Subban offered a rough suggestion of how the team could improve for Game 2.
“Maybe they need to pack a Lizzo-sized lunch,” said Subban, who was previously engaged to Lindsey Vonn. “I don’t think they were prepared.”
The comment surprised many viewers and they took to Twitter to share their disappointment.
“Does Sis Pk Subban really just say ‘Lizzo-sized lunch’?’ This is… unacceptable. It’s oil phobia” Wrote a sad audience.
“PK Subban randomly yelling at Lizzo was NOT on my bingo card tonight 😭😭” another has been added.
A third person said, “PK Subban has a phobia of fat and is the worst panelist I’ve ever seen… pick a challenge.” He tweeted brutally.
Representatives for Subban, 33, and Lizzo, 35, did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.
A known advocate of body affirmation and the plus-size community, the hit producer recently begged people to stop commenting on her body.
“Are we aware that artists don’t come here to fit in? your beauty standards? Are artists here to make art?” The “About Damn Time” singer said on her Instagram Story last month.
After sharing some of the nasty comments she’s received about her weight, she said, “I wish these comments were expensive. [sic] we have money to see how much time we spend on the wrong thing. Can we leave that s-t there, please?
Just a few months ago, the singer was candid about how people’s views of her body have impacted her career.
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Lizzo told Vanity Fair: “People have called me fat all my life, but for the first time I was seeing an insult to how I looked, who I was, and how my music was put together, and it really hurt me.” “And if one person says it, then somebody else says it, it multiplies like the af-king virus.”
“If enough people on the internet start to repeat feelings about you, it becomes part of your public personality and gets out of your control,” he added.
Yet internet trolls aren’t the only ones trying to embarrass a Grammy winner for her body.
Just last year, Lizzo had to applaud numerous celebrities, including Aries Spears and Kanye West, for making unwarranted statements about her weight.