Lizzo Has a Message for Body Shamers

Lizzo took to social media to express her annoyance with those who have something to say about her figures.

In a video she posted wearing a bikini, the singer let out a long rant about how she is “not here to fit anyone’s beauty standards” and is tired of the body shaming.

“The discourse around bodies is officially tired,” she said in the clip, backing away after starting the recording to stand in full view. “The discourse around bodies is tired!” she repeated, further emphasizing with distinct claps of her hands. 

“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 ass or titties or something,’ to ‘Oh my gosh, why does she get all that work done? It’s just too much work!'”

Frustration evident in her voice, she posed the all-important question: “Are we okay?” In an impassioned plea, the artist asked her audience to consider beauty standards and the art of her body. She passionately pleaded for an end to wasting time on the wrong thing and posed the query: Can we leave that shit back there please?”