Lizzo Says Body Positive Movement Been Appropriated! Lizzo says the body positivity movement has become “commercialized.” In an interview with Vogue for their October cover story, the Grammy winner, who often shares messages about body positivity and self-love with her fans, explained why she believes the movement is being appropriated in the media and how it can improve.
“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,” said Lizzo. “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,” she continued. “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.”
Now, Lizzo said she’d rather be referred to as “body-normative” instead of “body positive.”
“I think it’s lazy for me to just say I’m body positive at this point,” 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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Lizzo Says Body Positive Movement Been Appropriated!! Lizzo Says Body Positive Movement Been Appropriated!