‘It pissed me off’: Queen Latifah, 52, reveals a personal trainer told her she was in the ‘obese category’ as she explains BMI measurements are outdated because they are based on 19th century data
Queen Latifah recalled being ‘f***ed’ after a personal trainer told her she was in the ‘obese category’.
The 52-year-old actress shared the embarrassing incident while speaking to Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris on Facebook Watch’s Red Table Talk, according to People.
And the former rapper explained that the trainer based his information on the BMI index which is exceeded.
Not happy: Queen Latifah recalled being ‘p***ed’ after being told she was obese by a personal trainer on this week’s episode of Red Table Talk; She is seen in 2015
Latifah started the conversation by noting that she had started working with a personal trainer who she described as “scientific and mathematical.”
The Grammy-winning performer then said the individual surprised her by claiming she was obese.
“She’s showing me different body types and she’s like, here’s what your BMI is, here’s what your weight is, and you fall into this obesity category,” she recalled.
The Girls Trip actor told the show’s hosts that she was furious with the coach’s comments.
Caught off guard: The Girls Trip actor told the show hosts she was furious at the coach’s comments; she is seen earlier this month
She said: ‘I was angry about it. It pissed me off. I was like, “What? Me?” I mean, I’m just thick. She said you were 30% above what you should be. And I’m like, ‘Obesity?’
Latifah and Smith went on to explain how the BMI system was rooted in racial and societal biases.
The outlet noted that the “ideal” BMI measurements are based on the body of a 19th century white male.
It was also pointed out that gender, ethnicity and body composition were not taken into consideration when developing body measurements.
To be clear: Latifah and Smith went on to discuss how the BMI system was rooted in racial and societal biases; she is seen in 1992
Latifah previously spoke about physical well-being during an interview with People, where she said she places a high value on physical fitness.
‘Health is most important to me. It’s not about losing or gaining weight. When I want to lose weight or gain it, I know how to do it in a healthy way,” she said.
The performer then remarked that she wanted to see a difference in how physical wellbeing was discussed in the future.
Staying fit: Latifah previously spoke about physical well-being during an interview with People, where she said she places a high value on physical fitness; she is seen earlier this month
“We need to change the conversation. We have to change the culture, we have to change the stigma associated with it,” she said.
Latifah assured the media that she trained to eat well and stay in shape.
“I know the difference between good and bad besides, for me. I know when I’m going to have fun with food and I know when I’m going to relax,” she said.
Make it a priority: Latifah assured the media that she trained to eat well and stay in shape