Lizzo reacts to being named an Ozempic alternative in “South Park” joke: 'I'm really that bitch'

The special, titled "The End of Obesity," takes aim at popular weight-loss drugs: "I'm afraid you'll have to be on Lizzo for the rest of your life."

Lizzo just got a shout-out on South Park — and it’s about damn time.

Following a special episode of the hit animated series, the “Truth Hurts” singer hopped on social media to react to it dropping her name in a running gag.

“My worst fear has been actualized,” Lizzo told fans in a new Instagram video just before she watched the special. “I’ve been referenced in a South Park episode. I’m so scared. I’m gonna blind-duet to it right now.”

The special, titled The End of Obesity, takes aim at Ozempic and comparable weight-loss drugs that have risen in popularity as celebrities have started using them. Unable to afford the big-name brands, South Park character Sharon Marsh learns about an alternative product called Lizzo.

"I’m going to write you a prescription for Lizzo,” a doctor tells Sharon. “She’s a really good singer who talks about body positivity and just being happy with the way you look. I want you to listen to Lizzo five times a day and watch her videos just before bedtime. I’m afraid you’ll have to be on Lizzo for the rest of your life.”

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Later, the episode features a commercial for Lizzo — a parody of pharmaceutical ads — that touts the benefits of the fictional drug.

“I controlled all my cravings to be thinner with Lizzo," says Sharon. "Ask about the power of not giving a f--- with Lizzo.”

The Grammy winner reacted to the clip with shock, saying, “That’s crazy!”

After watching the fake commercial, she added, “I just feel like, damn, I’m really that bitch. I'm really that bitch. I really showed the world how to love yourself and not give a f--- to the point where these men in Colorado know who the f--- I am and put it on their cartoon that’s been around for 25 years. I’m literally that bitch, and I showed you how to not give a f--- and I’m gonna continue showing you how not to give a f---.”

"Oh, oh, oh, Lizzo! Bitch," she concluded, singing the jingle from the satirical ad.

Lizzo, who built her following on good vibes and body positivity, broke through with her third studio album, Cuz I Love You, which spawned the hit singles "Juice," "Tempo," and "Truth Hurts." That album alone earned the pop star three Grammys, while her song "About Damn Time," from her next album, 2022's Special, won Record of the Year.

In recent months Lizzo has been mired in controversy, after three of her former backup dancers filed a lawsuit against the artist, her production company, and her dance captain for alleged sexual harassment, weight-shaming, racial discrimination, and a "hostile work environment."

Lizzo has denied the accusations, saying in a statement last year, "I am not here to be looked at as a victim, but I also know that I am not the villain... There is nothing I take more seriously than the respect we deserve as women in the world. I know what it feels like to be body-shamed on a daily basis and would absolutely never criticize or terminate an employee because of their weight. I'm hurt, but I will not let the good work I've done in the world be overshadowed by this."

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The dancers behind the suit called Lizzo's response "disheartening.

In February, a Los Angeles judge rejected Lizzo's request to drop the case, though some of the allegations were dismissed, including one dancer's claims of being fat-shamed.

South Park: The End of Obesity is streaming now on Paramount+.

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