Lizzo Hits Reset On Body Positivity Movement
Lizzo, who has never resisted clapping back at trolls who try to body shame her, says she believes body positivity has been appropriated and commercialized.
“Now, you look at the hashtag ‘body positive,’ and you see smaller-framed girls, curvier girls,” the singer-rapper said in an interview with Vogue. "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.”
Lizzo said it feels “lazy” for her to now only say she’s “body positive.”
She explained: "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?”
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