Lizzo has always been vocal about body positive movement and contributed a lot towards the same. Perhaps, in the October 2020 issue of Vogue, she claimed that the movement has been commercialized and for its own purposes.
Lizzo tried to put her point and said, “Now, you look at the hashtag ‘body-positive,’ and you see smaller-framed girls, curvier girls. Lotta white girls. And I feel no way 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.”
She reiterated that girls who are now in the 18 plus club should be benefitting from the body positive movement and continued by stating, “But with everything that goes mainstream, it gets changed. It gets—you know, it gets made acceptable. “I think it’s lazy for me to just say I’m a body-positive at this point. 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?”
She also exclaimed and said that “truth really hurts.”