Lizzo wants online body-shamers to put their money where their keyboard is. While vacationing on a warm beach, the “Truth Hurts” artist took some time to delve into the way social media users are talking about people’s bodies online. “The body discourse is officially tired,” Lizzo told her followers in a video posted to TikTok and Instagram Reels. “The discourse is tired.”
She continued, “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 big! You need to lose weight – but for your health!” to ‘oh my god you’re so small you gotta get an ass or tits or something’ to ‘oh my god why did she do all that work? It’s just too much work.” Are we okay? Do you see the deception?”
Lizzo then asked her followers to recognize that artists are not committed to representing a person’s ideal standard of beauty. “Artists are here to make art,” Lizzo said. “And this body is art.”
The Yitty founder ended her plea by urging everyone to “leave that shit in the past.” “I’ll do what I want with this body,” she said. “I wish comments would cost you all money. So we can see how much time we’re wasting on the wrong thing.”
She’s right, and she should say it again…she did. Lizzo captioned her video: “If we had to pay money for every comment we post on social media, maybe people would think before they type.”
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