Lizzo has always been vocal of the body positivity, and she never shies away from giving her opinion on the criticism women face for their appearance.
Lizzo touched on the somewhat sensitive topic in an interview with Brazil’s TV Folha, following her first ever performance in Rio de Janeiro.
“I think that women are always going to be criticized for existing in their bodies,” Lizzo said. “And I don’t think I’m any different than any of the other great women who’ve come before me that had to literally be politicized just to be sexual, or sexualized just to exist. Things on them that were beautiful were called flaws, and they persisted against that and fought against that,” the Grammy award-winning artist said.
Lizzo talked about the struggle of female artists in the entertainment business who may all look different but are somehow subjected to the same marginalization and misogyny.
Calling out the obvious double standard on men and women’s appearance, she said: “So what does that tell you about the oppressor—what does that tell you about men? Get it together. We don’t talk about your dick sizes, do we? And say that’s not a conventional dick size—it’s too small. We still let y’all asses run all over the goddamn place.”
The “Truth Hurts” singer also kept it brutally honest when she opened up representation in the world, or lack thereof.
“There is a lack of representation in the world—full stop. Especially for women who look like me,” she said. “But my choice process was to make myself visible, not to shrink. To be heard and use my platforms to raise other women. That’s why I put black and big dancers and also an entire orchestra of black women on the Grammy stage—because I think that if I can help them, I must help them.”