As modern trends and fashion dictate losing weight, Lizzo is here to remind us yet again that it is normal for bodies to gain and lose weight.
It is pretty much normal these days to talk about body mass and figures, and Lizzo’s weight loss or gain is sure to come up. The new year always brings in resolutions where many people make it their aim to lose weight or to look smart. But Lizzo sends a message to the world that your body is worth celebrating.
Fluctuation in body mass or weight is perfectly normal, according to Lizzo. She has constantly sent a consistent message whether the body has gained or lost some pounds, it is worth being proud of in any state.
It was just recently that she posted a video on the brink of New Year. Everyone would’ve expected maybe Lizzo is celebrating or making a new year’s resolution regarding weight. But it was to their surprise (maybe not) that she actually was celebrating weight gain.
She captioned the video, “I gained weight,” This video not only reminded her followers and viewers her initial message to celebrate your natural body, but also that in times like these where it is a trend for women to pursue zero size, it is also perfectly fine and normal for women to gain size.
With the recent pandemic and almost curfew-like restrictions, many people around the world gained weight and were feeling bad about themselves. Lizzo’s weight loss opposite message struck a chord with many followers.
“You look bomb,” wrote one user while one other wrote, “Honestly as a person who was just feeling a little down today because of realizing the weight I gained, this is so empowering.”
These types of comments from the users proved that people need these kinds of assurances from their role models and celebrity figures.
No doubt her hit single was titled Truth Hurts. The famous singer has been very vocal about her recent body changes and has already shared quite a number of videos which are powerful regarding the said topic.
She promotes body neutrality. She has said so herself and wants women like herself to group up with her to voice out the same message. She has termed her direction as body-normative.
“I think it’s lazy for me to just say I’m body positive at this point,” Lizzo said to Vogue a couple of years ago. “It’s easy. I would like to be body-normative. I want to normalize my body.”
Going forward in the interview, she further elaborated her stance where she wants every woman and women like herself to back her up.
“Girls with back fat, girls with bellies that hang, girls with thighs that aren’t separated, that overlap. Girls with stretch marks. You know, girls who are in the 18-plus club.”
She has shared and documented her body changes throughout her social media accounts. Last year in April, she published a nude selfie which was unedited, and messaged, “Normally I would fix my belly and smooth my skin. But baby I wanted show u how I do it au natural.”