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Lizzo Calls Out Double Standard in Body Shaming

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By Natalie Hunter

This is not the first time and it will be far from the last time that Lizzo calls out the haters. Lizzo has had to suffer adversity and the prejudices thrown her way as an overweight black woman singing fierce pop songs. However, each time someone tries to knock her down, she gets up again stronger than ever-inspiring others who have the same life experiences as her. This time she's addressing all of the men who have been vocal in criticizing her body.

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According to Perez Hilton, Lizzo had an interview with TV Folha in Brazil. Lizzo discussed with the interviewer that men aren't held to the same standard of beauty yet they're very vocal about it when it comes to women.

"What does that tell you about the oppressor?" Lizzo asked. "What does that tell you about men? Get it together, we don’t talk about your dk sizes, do we? Like, ‘that’s not a conventional dk size, it’s too small.’ We still let ya’ll asses run all over the goddamn place."

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Lizzo made sure to pay homage to the women who have paved the way for her to succeed.

"I don’t think I’m any different than any of the other great women who’ve come before me that had to literally be politicized just to be sexual…you know what I mean? Just to exist," she continued. “Things that were beautiful on them were called flaws, and they persisted against that, fought against that, and now I’m able to do what I do because of those great women."

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Lizzo had a very long and difficult journey up to the top of the charts. Lizzo had been working as an entertainer for 10 years before she got her big break. After winning Time Magazine's "Entertainer of the Year" for 2019, she revealed that she didn't change anything she was doing in order to become successful. She believes that the change in the social climate and the promotion and acceptance of body positivity is what allowed her to finally succeed.

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I’ve been doing positive music for a long-ass time,” she told Time Magazine. “Then the culture changed. There were a lot of things that weren’t popular but existed, like body positivity, which at first was a form of protest for fat bodies and black women and has now become a trendy, commercialized thing. Now I’ve seen it reach the mainstream. Suddenly I’m mainstream!” She laughs. “How could we have guessed something like this would happen when we’ve never seen anything like this before?”

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