Lizzo Answers Back With Positivity After Being Fat Shamed For Twerking At Lakers Game
Lizzo is going to keep up her social media stunts after being attacked with fat shaming over her twerking bare bottom in a thong at a Los Angeles Lakers game while the cheerleaders performed choreography to her song “Juice.”
The singer got up and started twerking, showing a cut out of the back of her black T-shirt dress. The video was shown on the stadium’s huge television screens during Sunday night’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
On her Instagram, Lizzo discussed the situation. “Never ever let somebody stop you or shame you from being yourself,” she said. “This is who I’ve always been. Now everyone’s lookin’ at it, and your criticism can just remain your criticism. Your criticism has no effect on me.”
She asked haters to kiss the part of her body that received so much attention. She also talked about leaner times when she had no money, slept in her car and almost lost hope when her father passed away. Now she is more than grateful.
“Nothing really breaks my joy. I’m a really solid, grounded person, and I know that I’m shocking because you’ve never seen in a long time a body like mine doing whatever it wants to do and dressing the way that it dresses and moving the way that it moves,” Lizzo said in a nine minute stream.
“But I don’t ever want to censor myself because I’m suddenly famous, and I don’t want to censor myself because everyone’s looking at me now. I’m not going to quiet myself,” she said. “I’m not going to shrink myself because somebody thinks that I’m not sexy to them.”
Lizzo said she danced and shook her butt out of gratitude to the Lakers’ Cheerleaders as they performed to her song.
Lizzo is nominated for eight Grammys at the Grammy awards taking place in January.