Jillian Michaels Is Forgetting One Important Thing

Her concerns about health are really about her own insecurity

Cara Harbstreet (She/Her)
6 min readJan 9, 2020

Jillian Michaels appears to be the latest so-called victim of 21st-century cancel culture, and I have to say I’m here for it.

Michaels is drawing criticism for comments made on Buzzfeed’s morning news show, AM 2 DM, about Lizzo. If you haven’t been following pop culture for the last couple of years, Lizzo is a body-positive, unapologetically fat, black woman who is insanely talented with a flute and quite adept at twerking while she plays it. While her music resonates with millions, it’s her genuine form of self-love and appreciation that further endears her to so many people.

It’s blatantly obvious, however, that Jillian Michaels isn’t one of them.

Let’s back up just a little bit. Previously, Michaels was interviewed by Women’s Health U.K. and shared her thoughts on why the show that catapulted her to fame would never make it nowadays.

Over 12 years, season after season of NBC’s The Biggest Loser featured Michaels and her signature tough-love, in-your-face training style. Today, she thinks political correctness would prevent a show like that from gaining traction. In her interview, she states:

“I think we’re politically…



Cara Harbstreet (She/Her)

Lover of carbs and puns, call me Cara Carbstreet | Anxious Millennial | Coffee Enthusiast | Non-diet Dietitian