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Lizzo shares an unedited nude picture to change beauty standards

By CAMILLE SANTIAGO Published Apr 21, 2021 1:13 pm

There's a nude photo of Lizzo circulating—but it's not what you think.

In an unedited and unfiltered Instagram post, Lizzo poses completely nude on a chair while holding a mug that's shaped like a butt. She also covers her breasts with her long locks and arms.

"WELCOME TO TAURUS SEASON," Lizzo wrote in the caption. "To celebrate, I wanna give y’all this unedited selfie.. now normally I would fix my belly and smooth my skin but baby I wanted show u how I do it au natural."

The singer also shared that she’s celebrating the Dove Self Esteem Project to help "change the conversation about beauty standards."

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Fans and celebrity friends left comments on the photo praising the artist for being such an inspiration. Singer SZA wrote: "It’s you having no blemishes at ALL lol .. sigh I jus admire u Fren. I wanna drop the FaceTime pics."

One fan also said, "Now every time I see my tummy stretch marks I’m going to smile and think, I’m matching with Lizzo."

Another one wrote: "Love you got mama!! Thank you for helping to normalize every body type. Gonna be confident in my swim suits for my Miami trip."

"This picture is stunning. Why would you need to smooth anything out? Your skin in beautiful and smooth already. Thank you for being you and reminding everyone to be themselves. You are on my inspiration board always," a fan said.

This isn't the first time the Good as Hell singer promoted body positivity.

Like many of us, Lizzo also has her insecurities—for her, it's her butt. "You know how long it took me to fall in love with this body?" She said on CBS This Morning in 2019. "My butt was my least favorite thing about myself. And I learned to love it. And now it's the thing everybody can't stop talking about... Be you. Do you. Don't let anybody steal your joy."

In May 2019, the Grammy winner told Essence, "I love creating shapes with my body, and I love normalizing the dimples in my butt or the lumps in my thighs or my back fat or my stretch marks. I love normalizing my black-ass elbows. I think it's beautiful."

Photo from Lizzo's Instagram (@lizzobeeating)