Does Lizzo actually care how much she weighs?
What does it take to silence the noise and be at peace with oneself in an industry that constantly scrutinizes appearance? This is the daily battle fought by the charismatic powerhouse, Lizzo.
In an era of social media trolls and body shaming, Lizzo, Grammy-winning singer and flute virtuoso, has long been a beacon of resilience and body positivity. However, even the brightest lights can flicker when bombarded with a constant stream of negative comments, as she recently revealed on her social media platforms.
Let’s take a look at the tweets and see if any of this hate is ever warranted towards anyone.
Responding to a tweet critiquing her weight after her riveting tribute performance to Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary”, Lizzo voiced her exasperation. “I log on, and this is the type of nonsense I see about me every day,” Lizzo expressed.
She busted the myth about her diet as well, setting the record straight about the assumption that she consumed ‘lots of fast food‘, clarifying that she ceased fast food consumption years ago. Her efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle while living in the public eye are commendable.
Lizzo took a strong stance against the notion that her weight defines her brand. “I’m not trying to be fat or be smaller,” she asserted, “I’m just trying to live and be healthy. This is what my body looks like, even when I’m eating super clean and working out!”
Despite the outpouring of love from her fans, the negativity on social media seemed to be taking a toll on Lizzo. “The Love definitely does not outweigh the Hate on social media… all because I’m fat???? This is CRAZY.” This outcry highlights the depth of the issue that she confronts daily.
Lizzo’s music speaks volumes of her talent. From the bubbly track “Good As Hell” to the vibrant “Juice”, she has consistently been an artist who leads with her talent. Yet she still faces criticism not for her music but for her body, which she deems as pandering. In a world that seems to be catching up with the body positivity wave she started, it’s baffling that she still faces such negativity.
The songstress even went as far as hinting at the possibility of retiring from the industry due to the incessant attacks. “Y’all don’t know how close I be to giving up on everyone and quitting and enjoying my money and my man on a FARM,” she stated. This unfiltered and raw admission of her struggles struck a chord with her followers, putting into perspective the impact of the issue.
The bottom line
Lizzo’s battle against body shaming and her fight to maintain her sanity amidst the negativity continues to inspire her fans worldwide. Her candidness in sharing her struggles serves as a reminder that celebrities are human too and should be treated with the respect they deserve.
While Lizzo fights her battle against body shaming, it begs the question: when will society stop defining individuals by their physical appearance?