Lizzo Says ‘Fat People Are Still Getting S*** On’ Since Body Positivity Movement Became Popular
If you ask Lizzo, plus-size women aren’t the real winners in the body positivity movement.
She had a message for a fan on TikTok user who emotionally replied to a hateful comment about her weight and said,
“I really don’t understand why I can’t just exist in my body.”
The Truth Hurts singer replied,
“Now that body positivity has been co-opted by all bodies, and people are finally celebrating medium and small girls and people who occasionally get rolls, fat people are still getting the short end of this movement.”
“We’re still getting s*** on, we’re still getting talked about, meme’d, shamed, and no one cares anymore because it’s like ‘body positivity is for everybody.'”
“Yes, please be positive about your body. Please use our movement to empower yourself, that’s the point. But the people who created this movement, big women, big brown and black women, queer women, are not benefitting from the mainstream success of it.”
“Our bodies are none of your business. Our health is none of your business. All we ask is that you keep that same energy with these medium girls that you praise. Keep the same [energy!]”
@lizzoPlease use the body positive movement to empower yourself. But we need to protect and uplift the bodies it was created for and by.? original sound – lizzo
This isn’t the first time Lizzo has taken issue with the body positivity movement.
“I think it’s lazy for me to just say I’m body positive at this point. It’s easy. I would like to be body-normative. I want to normalize my body. And not just be like, ‘Ooh, look at this cool movement. Being fat is body positive.’ No, being fat is normal. I think now, I owe it to the people who started this to not just stop here. We have to make people uncomfortable again, so that we can continue to change. Change is always uncomfortable, right?”
“It’s commercialized. Now, you look at the hashtag ‘body positive,’ and you see smaller-framed girls, curvier girls. Lotta white girls. And I feel no ways about that, because inclusivity is what my message is always about. I’m glad that this conversation is being included in the mainstream narrative. What I don’t like is how the people that this term was created for are not benefiting from it. Girls with back fat, girls with bellies that hang, girls with thighs that aren’t separated, that overlap. Girls with stretch marks. You know, girls who are in the 18-plus club. They need to be benefiting from…the mainstream effect of body positivity now. But with everything that goes mainstream, it gets changed. It gets—you know, it gets made acceptable.”
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