Why Nikki Glaser had to mute Jennifer Lopez on social media
That ain’t funny.
Comedian Nikki Glaser revealed that as someone in recovery for an eating disorder she’s had to mute Jennifer Lopez from her social media feeds, during Wednesday’s episode of “Better Together with Maria Menounos.”
“She’s someone I have to mute constantly because I am so triggered by how much she works and how much she always looks great when she’s doing everything that she’s doing and she’s so multi-talented. I really have to mute her,” the comic, 36, said.
She added as Menounos said that Lopez, 51, used to be her career idol in terms of how busy she is, “It’s so unhealthy for me when she’s doing these cleanses and diets. It’s very triggering and I’m not even trying to keep up with her. She’s someone I’m just following because she’s interesting.”
Glaser previously came under fire from Taylor Swift fans after her comments about the singer’s body were used in the “Miss Americana” documentary. Swift, 30, revealed in the Netflix film that she also struggled with an eating disorder while on the “1989” World Tour.
Glaser issued a 365-word apology to the singer, saying: “This quote should be used as an example of ‘projection’ in PSYCH101 textbooks. If you’re familiar with my ‘work’ at all, you know I talk openly about battling some kind of eating disorder for the past 17 years … I was probably ‘feeling fat’ that day and was jealous … And I was only bothered by her model friends because I’d like to be her friend and I’m not a model.”
The “Lover” songstress swiftly accepted her apology, telling her: “One of the major themes of the doc is that we have the ability to change our opinions over time, to grow, to learn about ourselves. I’m so sorry to hear that you’ve struggled with some of the same things I’ve struggled with. Sending a massive hug.”