Kanye West claims bots attack Lizzo for losing weight

Kanye West believes the media perpetuates the idea that being overweight is a goal.

The “Donda” rapper took his social media rant to Tucker Carlson’s show as he talked about his widely condemned “White Lives Matter” T-shirts — and Lizzo’s weight?

“Lizzo works with my trainer, a friend of mine,” he said on Thursday. “When Lizzo loses ten pounds and announces it, the bots — that’s a term for Internet telemarketers — the bots they attack because the media wants to give the impression that being overweight is the new target, when it’s actually unhealthy.”

The 45-year-old fashion designer continued: “Let’s put aside that it’s fashion en Vogue, which it isn’t, or if someone thinks it’s attractive, to each his own, it’s actually clinically unhealthy. And that people promote that is demonic.”

Many social media users were quick to exclaim the rapper for bringing out the pop star’s weight, calling it “disgusting.”

Kanye talks about Lizzo’s weight when he had weight loss surgery, it’s crazy. Lizzo is here only on her business to make people happy. I hope she has a nice evening,’ one person tweeted.

“I’m not sure why Kanye has to drag Lizzo into this crap,” added another user.

A third agreed to say“I didn’t miss Kanye talking about lizzo, the fat-phobic self-loathing jumped out.”

Kanye West in a crowd
Social media users expressed frustration at West’s latest comments.
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While giving his body an embarrassing diatribe, the “Heartless” rapper also brought up Vogue’s Global Fashion Editor at Large Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, whom he ridiculed earlier this week for speaking out against his design choices.

“They had the idea that Ye was bullying a — the liberal term — a black woman with body goals,” he told the Fox anchor of the reaction he got for lashing out at Karefa-Johnson.

In a since-deleted photo, West publicly rebuked Karefa-Johnson’s style on Monday for wearing brown boots, a striped knit skirt, a yellow graphic tee and a corduroy trench coat with a bright blue Balenciaga purse.

Gabriella Karefa-Johnson in a colorful dress.
Earlier this week, West joked about Gabriella Karefa-Johnson’s style.

“I went and said I don’t like your boots, I know Anne Wintour doesn’t like your boots and you’re not a fashion person and then people started saying I was a bully but it was on purpose and they finally got it the.”

On Wednesday, Karefa-Johnson spoke out for the first time about the “fat phobia” she faced online after West’s public attacks.

“I’ve been experiencing some serious volatility in the past few days, but nothing is worse than what people have said about my body and how I look,” the 30-year-old wrote on Instagram.

“The fat phobia JUMPS out. Yes, I’m fat. No, I’m not humiliated to appear in the world as my authentic self,” she continued, adding that she’s “worked hard” to learn how to love her body.

Gabriella Karefa-Johnson in a purple dress.
The Vogue editor opened up about the fat phobia she was facing after West’s comments.

Some of the Vogue editor’s staunchest supporters — including Gigi Hadid — were quick to show their love for her.

Hadid had berated the rapper ‘Bound 2’ – twice – for his treatment of Karefa-Johnson, calling him a ‘bully’.

“You wish you had a percentage of her intellect. You have no idea haha… If there really is a point to one of your s–ts, she might be the only person who could save you,” Hadid, 27, commented under West’s original message.

“As if the ‘honour’ of being invited to your show should stop anyone from speaking up..? LOL. You’re a bully and a joke.”

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