No woman should have to explain anything about their body, but Lizzo has taken to social media to do so – again – for what seems to be the last time. Over a montage of videos of her working out, and wearing different outfits in the mirror, the singer/flutist narrated an important message about the “ideal body type,” and what it means to her.
The fiery clip captures Lizzo offering some free advice to her haters in a pointed voiceover. “So I’ve been working out consistently for the last five years,” she said, “and it may come as a surprise to some of y’all that I’m not working out to have your ideal body type. I’m working out to have my ideal body type. And you know what type that is? None of your f–king business. Because I am beautiful, I am strong, I do my job and I stay on my job.”
The Grammy winner continued: “So next time you want to come to somebody and judge them — whether they drink kale smoothies or eat McDonalds or work out or not work out — how ’bout you look at your own f–king self and worry about your own goddamn body. Because health is not just determined on what you look like on the outside. Health is also what happens on the inside, and a lot of y’all need to do a f–king cleanse for your insides. Namaste, have a great day.”
Lizzo (or anyone for that matter) does not owe the world an explanation about her health and body. Too often, women are subjected to impossible body stereotypes, unachievable norms and are pressured beyond their capacity to appease to the male gaze. Lizzo’s message is truly one of empowerment for girls and women, as she encourages them to nurture and work towards their personal manifestation of an ideal body type.
On Twitter, the message was received with many fans immediately posting their support and love for the singer’s new video.
I adore @lizzo with all my heart.— Marthe de Ferrer (@MarthedeFerrer) June 10, 2020
This is dead on.
Lizzo is 100% that BITCH and she did not stutter y’all better put respect on her name✨✨✨pic.twitter.com/dB9oo9vVvZ— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@quackquackhoes) June 10, 2020
Check out the singer’s unfiltered message to fat-shamers here.