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Lizzo slams body shamers anew in recent TikTok video: 'I wish that comments costed y'all money'

By JUSTINE PUNZALAN Published Jan 09, 2023 7:22 pm

It's 2023, and American singer-songwriter Lizzo is no longer taking nonsense from body shamers. 

The three-time Grammy-award-winning artist expressed this in a video shared on TikTok on Jan. 7. In the clip which now has 1.5 million views, Lizzo called out the public for giving uncalled-for negative comments about her body.

Lizzo recalled how body shamers would always find fault with her appearance, whether she lost weight or kept it as it is, with some even disguising them as ones related to her health.

"The discourse around bodies is officially tired. The discourse around bodies is tired," the About Damn Time singer began.

"I have seen comments go from, ‘Oh my gosh, I liked you when you were thick. Why’d you lose weight?’ to ‘Oh my gosh, why’d you get a BBL? I liked your body before.’ to ‘Oh my gosh, you’re so big! You need to lose weight—but for your health!’ to ‘Oh my gosh, you’re so little you need to get a** or t**ties or something,’ to ‘Oh my gosh, why did she get all that work done? It’s just too much work."

She went on, stressing how these bashers have become delusional, especially since artists are supposed "to make art" and not abide by beauty standards.

"Are we okay? Do you see the delusion?" Lizzo asked in her video. "Do you realize that artists are not here to fit into your beauty standards?"

"Artists are here to make art. And this body? Is art. And I'm going to do whatever I want with this body," she said.

The singer concluded her plea, urging the public to leave the inanities and negativity behind them.

"I wish that comments costed y'all money. So we could see how much time we're f**king wasting on the wrong thing," she continued. "Can we leave that sh** back there, please?"



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The 34-year-old musician's career has been bothered by bad feedback about her body since she rose to fame in 2016. While she has been a strong advocate of body positivity ever since, Lizzo pointed out in a 2020 interview with Vogue how the advocacy doesn't seem to fit those who need it the most.

"It’s commercialized. Now, you look at the hashtag ‘body positive,’ and you see smaller-framed girls, curvier girls, lotta white girls," she said. "And I feel no ways about that, because inclusivity is what my message is always about."

"What I don’t like is how the people that this term was created for are not benefiting from it," she added.

The singer pointed out that instead of aiming for mere inclusivity, people should be normalizing "being fat."

"I want to normalize my body. And not just be like, ‘Ooh, look at this cool movement. Being fat is body positive,'" she continued. "No, being fat is normal."

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In September of last year, Lizzo won her first Emmy for the program Lizzo's Watch Out For The Big Grrrls which premiered on Amazon Prime. The rapper dedicated the award to fellow plus-sized women and expressed how she wants them to see representation in the media through her.
"The trophy is nice but my emotion is for these people who are on the stage with me. The stories that they shared are not that unique that just don't get the platform. Let's tell more stories," she said.

"When I was a little girl, all I wanted to see was me in the media. Someone fat like me, black like me, beautiful like me. If I could go back and little Lizzo something, I'd be like, you're going to see that person, but bitch it's going to have to be you. This is for my big girls," she added.