Lizzo says body positivity has become too 'commercialised' and 'cool'

Lizzo scooped three Grammy awards, including best pop solo performance for her breakout hit, Truth Hurts

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Lizzo scooped 3 Grammy awards in January

Grammy-winning US singer Lizzo believes the physique positivity motion has turn into “commercialised” by means of the mainstream and hijacked by means of those that don’t want it.

She made the feedback whilst celebrating being the “first large black girl” to grace the duvet of Trend mag.

Frame positivity requires the acceptance of all styles and sizes.

“It is commercialised,” the Fact Hurts celebrity mentioned. “Now, you have a look at the hashtag ‘physique certain’ and you notice smaller-framed ladies, curvier ladies.”

She went on: “Lotta white ladies. And I believe no techniques about that, as a result of inclusivity is what my message is all the time about.”

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Lizzo carried out on the Glastonbury Competition in 2019

The 32-year-old mentioned she was once happy the dialog had moved into the mainstream, however that she did not like how the folks for whom the time period was once created “aren’t profiting from it”.

“Women with again fats, ladies with bellies that dangle, ladies with thighs that don’t seem to be separated, that overlap,” she mentioned. “Women with stretch marks. You recognize, ladies who’re within the 18-plus membership.

“They wish to be profiting from… the mainstream impact of physique positivity now. However with the whole thing that is going mainstream, it will get modified. It will get – you recognize, it will get made appropriate.”

‘Being fats is customary’

The plus-size pop celebrity showed her place as certainly one of trendy track’s most-respected names by means of bagging 3 Grammy Awards, together with easiest pop solo efficiency for Fact Hurts, in January.

She mentioned that at this level, it might be lazy of her simply “to simply say I am physique certain”, and that your next step was once to normalise larger our bodies.

“I wish to be body-normative,” she persisted. “I need to normalise my physique. And now not simply be like, ‘Ooh, have a look at this cool motion. Being fats is physique certain’.

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Media captionAlicia Keys and Lizzo lead tributes to Kobe Bryant on the Grammys

“No, being fats is customary. I believe now, I owe it to the individuals who began this not to simply prevent right here. We need to make folks uncomfortable once more, in order that we will proceed to switch.

“Exchange is all the time uncomfortable, proper?”

The subject of physique weight has returned to the schedule over again right through the coronavirus pandemic.

Final month, an international research instructed that being overweight doubled the danger of medical institution remedy from Covid-19 and greater the danger of death by means of nearly 50%.

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