Lizzo calls for body shaming on social media
Lizzo continues her public plea to stop commenting on celebrity bodies.
The topic isn’t new to the “About Damn Time” singer, who has spoken at length about the criticism she’s faced on social media and elsewhere when it comes to her body. But as the new year started, she felt people needed a reminder, as she said in a video she posted to Instagram on Friday: “The discourse around bodies is officially tired”.
“I’ve seen comments like, ‘Oh my god, I liked you when you were fat, why did you lose weight?’ to “Oh my god, why did you get a BBL? I liked your body before” to “Oh my god, you’re so tall. You need to lose weight but for your health” to “oh my god you’re so small you need to get an ass or tits or something” to be like “oh my god why did she do all that work? It’s just too much work,” the 34-year-old singer listed, noting the different and often conflicting standards viewers place on socialites. “Are we okay? Do you see the deception?”
It’s not the first time Lizzo has expressed her desire for people to stop defining her through her body. “It’s exhausting,” she said beings Magazine in Nov 2021. “And that is the point. I don’t want to talk about it anymore. We should be neutral with bodies.”
As the conversation continues in her comments section — along with that of countless other celebrities — she doubled down on her previous opinion.
“Are we aware artists aren’t here to meet your standards of beauty? Artists are here to make art. And this body is art. And I’ll do what I want with this body,” Lizzo said.
She also suggested haters would have to pay to leave a comment “so we can see how much time we’re wasting on the wrong person.”
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