I love Lizzo for being so outspoken and comfortable in her own skin. It also doesn’t hurt that her music is the perfect pick for singing along to something catchy in the car.
The 31-year-old singer really stands up for what she believes in, and now, she’s taking on the social media platform TikTok for taking down videos she posted in a bathing suit.
Meanwhile, there are plenty of videos of skinnier girls in bathing suits on the platform that have not been taken down.
Can you say fat-shaming?
Lizzo took to TikTok to make a video that she then shared with her 3.4 million followers on the platform.
TikTok; pictured above Lizzo takes on TikTok for taking down her videos
“Tiktok keeps taking down my videos with me in my bathing suits,” she said in her TikTok video.
“But allows other videos with girls in bathing suits. I wonder why?”
“Tiktok… we need to talk.”
Throughout her video, Lizzo lipsyncs the words to “I know.”
TikTok; pictured above Lizzo continues to call out the social media platform in her video
A lot of Lizzo’s followers were quick to back her up in the comments section of her video, and they even pointed out several other popular TikTik accounts that routinely feature girls in bikinis.
Of course, TikTok hasn’t taken down any of their content, so why did they take down what Lizzo shared when it doesn’t go against their community guidelines?
Just last year TikTok admitted that they censor content posted by people they consider fat, gay, disabled, or not white. They claim it was to help prevent bullying, which is just b.s. to me.
TikTok said in a statement, “Early on, in response to an increase in bullying on the app, we implemented a blunt and temporary policy.”
“While the intention was good, the approach was wrong and we have long since changed the earlier policy in favor of more nuanced anti-bullying policies and in-app protections.”
Looks like they have a long way to go because nothing has really changed, now has it?
Lizzo quit Twitter not that long ago after being routinely fat-shamed on their platform so it will be interesting to see if she will quit TikTok too over all this.
She was also frequently attacked by online trolls and bullied to no end.
Even Jillian Michaels thought it was ok to publically fat-shame Lizzo and she made some horrendous comments about her weight.
It’s not ok to comment on someone else’s body in less you were explicitly asked to. Ok? Ok. Glad we cleared that up.
Let’s all remember to be nice out there online and in person.
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