Lizzo Just Admitted This Sensitive Food Secret: "I Could Literally Cry Right Now"
Though Lizzo dons herself the "biggest Eddie Murphy fan of all time," she also admits that one of his most iconic characters launched a roller coaster of emotions in her. In a new interview for the cover of Variety, the "Truth Hurts" songstress opens up about the effects body stereotypes in Hollywood have had on her.
"He definitely had a collection of fat-suit movies," she said of the Coming to America star. While everyone else was laughing at his films and "fat-suit" characters, "I would feel sad," she recalled. She went on to clarify that her sadness was not an "Oh, my gosh–that's me" feeling, but rather, empathy for his character.
"I had this empathy for Professor Klump [in "The Nutty Professor"]," the 33-year-old singer told Variety. "Like, the scene where he opens his drawer and there are all these candies and M&Ms in his desk? I could literally cry right now thinking about it."
While she remembers the people around her were laughing at the scene, she related to the character. "I hide food too," Lizzo admitted. "I feel him. I feel sympathy and empathy for him."
In mid-2020, Lizzo transitioned to a plant-based lifestyle. "As a new vegan I'm enjoying exploring flavors from plants and plant-based proteins," she said at the time. "Every journey is personal and deserves to be celebrated."
If you'd like to follow along on her journey, she regularly documents her experiences with her followers on TikTok.
If you or someone you know is struggling with emotional eating, it's best to seek a professional such as a therapist or your doctor.
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