Lizzo Tears up Over ‘Fat-Shaming, Racist’ Response to ‘Rumors’ Video

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Lizzo has often spoken out about body positivity in her career, sharing videos and posts on social media criticizing those who comment on her body type. However, in a recent video the “Good As Hell” singer revealed how sometimes comments push her too far.

In an Instagram Live video shot in what appears to be the singer’s bathroom, she cried and used a tissue to wipe her tears while discussing some of the “mean” comments she gets online.

She said while under normal circumstances she ignores these comments, the amount of work she has been doing has caused her to become “more sensitive.”

Lizzo said: “Sometimes I’m like, the world just don’t love me back.

“It’s like it doesn’t matter how much positive energy you put into the world you’re still going to have people who have something, something mean to say about you.

“And for the most part it doesn’t hurt my feelings, I don’t care. I just think when I’m working this hard my tolerance gets lower.

“My patience is lower, I’m more sensitive and it gets to me.”

The singer also said she felt the things people said about her were “fatphobic” and “racist” and asked for people not to focus on the way she looks.

She continued: “People say s*** about me that doesn’t even make sense.

“It’s fatphobic, it’s racist and it’s hurtful. If you don’t like my music, cool. If you don’t like Rumors the song, cool, but a lot of people don’t like me because of the way I look.”

In recent days, Lizzo has released the music video for her new song “Rumors” in which she twerks and dances on what looks like Mount Olympus with fellow star Cardi B.

In her new song she blasts those who try to “break a woman down,” and even mentions those who have tried to body shame her in the past.

She sings: “Spendin’ all your time tryna break a woman down/Realer s*** is goin’ on, baby, take a look around.

“If you thought that I was ratchet with my a** hangin’ out/Just wait until the summer when they let me out the house.”

Since releasing the song and the online hate she has received, fellow celebrities have come to her aid in sharing their upset at this abuse.

But the song is doing great !! On all platforms.When people callin you “mammy”cause your a black woman makin pop music and thousands of people callin you names it gets to you .Your bio says “black everything” I guess it don’t apply to black women emotions huh? https://t.co/B3Rr2Y7VCS pic.twitter.com/Xla0wk8Y1D

— iamcardib (@iamcardib) August 15, 2021

One of those was her partner on the song “Rumors”, Cardi B, who wrote: “Rumors is doing great. Stop trying to say the song is flopping to dismiss a woman emotions on bullying or acting like they need sympathy.

“The song is top 10 on all platforms. Body shaming and callin her mammy is mean & racist as f***.”

The rapper followed up with another tweet, calling out a specific Twitter user, saying: “But the song is doing great !! On all platforms.When people callin you “mammy” cause your a black woman makin pop music and thousands of people callin you names it gets to you .

“Your bio says “black everything” I guess it don’t apply to black women emotions huh?”

Lizzo later shared a video of her receiving two cases of flowers from rapper Missy Elliott, with the note: “Once every few decades, someone breaks the mold. And you are one of those people. Continues to shine and be blessed through your next journey.”

Jameela Jamil also took to Twitter to share a thread which defended Lizzo, with one tweet reading: “Lizzo makes a song about people spending energy trying to bring women down.

When I don’t like a song, I just… DON’T LISTEN TO IT AGAIN. When I don’t like a person I MUTE THEIR NAME. It’s that simple. Stop announcing to the world that you don’t have a life or any humanity by making these attacks so personal because everything isn’t designed for YOU. https://t.co/dB2OdiLsbG

— Jameela Jamil ? (@jameelajamil) August 15, 2021

“Twitter erupts in abuse about her talent and mostly her appearance, and then she cries on IG live while addressing how damaging this culture is, and she gets made fun of for crying. This is so f***** up.”

Lizzo’s most recent post showed her moving on from the upset she felt, posting a short gif of herself smiling and laughing with the caption: “Sometimes I get sad… and then I—” suggesting she is in a better place.

Lizzo at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards in March 2021. The singer recently shared a video of her in tears, speaking out over body-shaming comments she has received.
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