Lizzo has basically taken over twitter being the number one trending topic. While Lizzo has been the talk of the town in 2019 between her girl-power anthems and incredible musical abilities. However, this time people are criticizing her for her outfit choice.
Lizzo and her fans, The Lizzbians, aren’t having any of it. They quickly came to her defense claiming that she has a right to wear what she wants and that her outfits aren’t any more revealing than the cheerleaders at these games.
The Lizzo controversy started when she attended the Los Angles Lakers versus Minnesota Timberwolves match on Sunday. She wore a seemingly modest outfit with a loose fitting black dress with tights. However, like a mullet, her outfit was all “party in the back.” When she stood up, it revealed a hole that exposed her thong and everything surrounding it.
She stood up while the Lakers cheerleaders were performing her hit song “Juice” to [twerk along in support in her revealing outfit.] (https://youtu.be/Nx6tQOgMlrQ)
Many people responded in disgust. Some claimed that it was inappropriate for a family friendly setting. Others said it was just plain unsanitary. However, Lizzo responded to the incident telling Popbuzz that she’s going to keep doing whatever makes her feel “Good as Hell.”
“Who I am and the essence of me and the things I choose to do as a grown-ass woman can inspire you to do the same,” she said. “You don’t have to be like me, you need to be like you and never ever let somebody stop you, or shame you from being yourself. This is who I’ve always been.”
The Lizzbians also came to her defense.
“If you have to preface your criticism of Lizzo with, “it’s not because she’s fat and Black,” chances are you feel small type of way about fat Black women. And I’mma just leave it there,” Jazmyn tweeted.
“People really hyped Lizzo’s outfit up like it was the most outrageous thing ever. It’s just not that serious. Let her twerk and have fun in peace. If you don’t like it, don’t look and keep your fake concern for her and ‘the children,'” another fan wrote.
According to Pop Culture, fans called out the double standard between Lizzo and the cheerleaders’ uniforms.
“petition for lizzo to go to another minnesota timberwolves game, this time wearing a officially-basketball-game-appropriate timberwolves cheerleaders outfit,” Rachel McCarthy James tweeted along with a picture of the Timberwolves Cheerleaders wearing tiny, white crop tops revealing their cleavage and white short shorts.
“LiZzO wAs InDeCeNt In A fAmILY EnViRonMeNt” -somebody paying full attention to thin cheerleaders wearing tiny pants and even tinier shirts,” another fan added.
“let’s talk about the difference between Lizzo shaking her naked a— and a cheerleader shaking her naked a—,” they wrote. “bc one is acceptable for children and one isn’t and there’s only one difference and it’s Weight.”