“That is my physique, nothing to see right here. Maintain it shifting.”
In a current interview with The Reduce centered round her involvement in Dove’s Self-Esteem Challenge, Lizzo talked about her ideas on points surrounding the body-positivity motion.
“There’s even a variety of very triggering and fat-phobic behaviors which have come from the body-positive motion,” she mentioned. “There are issues like physique checking, and evaluating sizes, or shaming sides.”
“Like, ‘Oh, it is midsize ladies’ flip; huge ladies, you’ve got had your second.’ Huh?”
“It isn’t a few second. It is about this technique that oppresses huge our bodies,” she continued. “Individuals [need to] perceive the gravity of this motion and honor the explanation why it was created.”
“Don’t be like, ‘Cute. I’m gonna love myself at this time, and that’s physique positivity.’ It’s extra like, ‘No, I’m gonna love myself and thank goodness for the fats ladies who paved the best way and had been vocal about it.'”
Lizzo additionally talked about her relationship to social media, in addition to the reactions she generally will get from posting photos of herself.
“I hope that I can publish the sorts of supplies that I publish, exhibiting my physique and exhibiting my rolls or no matter. And individuals are identical to, ‘Okay. Lovely image. Subsequent.’ As a substitute of, like, ‘Oh my gosh, a full-figured physique. How strikingly political!'”
“It don’t gotta be all of that! That’s the place I’m going with body-normative-speak.”
“I don’t know precisely the small print of what physique neutrality is,” she mentioned at one other level within the interview. “However once I say I simply need to be physique normative, I’m not attempting to create a complete new motion.”
“I simply imply what you’re taking a look at is regular. Let’s cease speaking about it. ‘That is my physique, nothing to see right here. Maintain it shifting.'”
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