A conservative commentator received backlash on social media this week for a comment that “extremely overweight” people had no right to criticize fit healthy people’s choice to not get vaccinated for COVID-19. 

"If you are extremely overweight - please do not think you have the authority to yell at people who are in shape and unvaccinated about trusting doctors, science, and preventable death. A little self-awareness goes a very long way," Candace Owens posted on Twitter on Sunday. 

Owens, 32, has often caused a stir for comments about COVID-19, vaccines, race and conservatism. 

Twitter users quickly jumped on her latest comments, citing a lack of correlation between weight and vaccinations. Owens' post received nearly 10,000 retweets.

One Twitter user appeared to point out the hypocrisy of Owens, who did not graduate college, challenging public statements from medical experts about COVID-19. Among other inflammatory remarks, Owens has called for Dr. Anthony Fauci to be "tried and put into federal prison."

Owens is a former communications director for the conservative student group Turning Point USA. She is considered a conservative influencer. She hosts a bimonthly podcast and has 2.9 million followers on Twitter. Among her most recent tweets, she posted that, "Joe Biden is a domestic terrorist."

Owens rose to prominence in April 2019 when Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., played an audio clip of her speaking about white nationalism and Nazi leader Adolf Hitler at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on hate crimes.