‘I Have To Mute Her’

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KEY POINTS

  • Nikki Glaser said she has to constantly mute Jennifer Lopez on social media
  • The stand-up comedian, who is recovering from an eating disorder, said the singer’s lifestyle is sometimes difficult for her
  • Glaser issued a public apology to Taylor Swift over her body-shaming comments in “Miss Americana” earlier this year

Nikki Glaser follows Jennifer Lopez on social media but has to constantly mute her.

Glaser has admitted in a new interview that though she is following the singer-actress because she finds her to be an interesting person, seeing Lopez’s posts on Instagram can be a problem for her at times. The “World of Dance” judge’s lifestyle, particularly her diets and cleanses, “triggered” Glaser, who is recovering from an eating disorder.

“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,” Glaser said on the July 29 episode of “Better Together with Maria Menounos.” 

“It’s so unhealthy for me when she’s doing these cleanses and diets,” she continued. “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.”

Earlier this year, Glaser sparked backlash after her comments about Taylor Swift’s body were featured in the singer’s Netflix documentary, “Miss Americana.” She later apologized to Swift, explaining that her comments were a reflection of her own struggles and that she didn’t mean to demean the singer.

“I love @taylorswift. Unfortunately, I am featured in her new documentary as part of a montage of a–hats saying mean things about her, which is used to explain why she felt the need to escape from the spotlight for a year,” Glaser wrote on Instagram. “It’s insanely ironic because anyone who knows me knows I’m obnoxiously obsessed with her and her music.”

Glaser also said that the quotes used in “Miss Americana” were from an interview she did five years ago, explaining that she had likely been feeling insecure and jealous at time.

“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,” Glaser said.

“I was probably ‘feeling fat’ that day and was jealous,” she continued. “Also, I’ve had people say the same s–t about me being too skinny before and know how terrible it feels to hear that when you’re struggling. And I was only bothered by her model friends because I’d like to be her friend and I’m not a model.”

Swift accepted Glaser’s apology and sent her a “massive hug” in a comment she wrote on the latter’s post.

“I appreciate this so much and one of the major themes about the doc is that we have the ability to change our opinions over time, to grow, to learn about ourselves,” Swift wrote. “I’m so sorry to hear that you’ve struggled with some of the same things I’ve struggled with. Sending a massive hug.”

Nikki Glaser Comedian Nikki Glaser, pictured at the “Not Safe With Nikki Glaser” panel at the Television Critics Association Winter press tour in Pasadena, California, on Jan. 6, 2016, aired the fourth episode of the Comedy Central series. Photo: Getty Images

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