In her video caption, Lizzo wrote, 'I’m sorry that my perfect face & rockin' body offends you… I can’t help that I’m God’s favorite.'
Lizzo is celebrating herself and feeling “Good As Hell!” The four-time Grammy winner recently took to Instagram to show some love in a candid video on April 15. “I just finished showering and doing my little routine, and you know what I realized? I am f**king gorgeous. I am the beauty standard. Catch up, b*tch!” Like a true diva, her phone slipped away just as she was about to throw in a hot girl pose to end the video, but with no care about what other people would think, she posted it regardless. In her video caption, she added: “I’m sorry that my perfect face & rockin' body offends you… I can’t help that I’m God’s favorite.”
Lizzo has been an advocate for self-acceptance and self-love and has been known to clap back on haters and unrealistic beauty standards placed on women. According to PEOPLE, Lizzo shared a lengthy Instagram clip in January and spoke candidly, writing in the caption: "If we had to pay money for every comment we posted on social media, maybe people would think before they type." Wearing a funky two-piece bathing suit, Lizzo shared that the "discourse around bodies is officially tired." She said, "I have seen comments go from: 'Oh my gosh, I liked you when you were thick. Why did you lose weight?' to 'Oh my gosh, why did you get a BBL [Brazilian butt lift]? I liked your body before'; to 'Oh my gosh, you're so big. You need to lose weight, but for your health; oh, my gosh, you're so little. You need to get a** or tit**** or something; to 'Oh my gosh, how did she get all that work done? It's just too much work.'"
"Are we OK? Do you see the delusion? Do we realize that artists are not here to fit into your beauty standards? Artists are here to make art," Lizzo added. "And this body is art." As she proudly moved her hands over her body and showed off her figure, she shared: "And I'm going to do whatever I want with this body. I wish that comments cost you all money. So we can see how much time we are f***ing wasting on the wrong thing. Can we leave that s*** back there, please?" In 2021, as reported by Glamour, Lizzo responded to a TikTok video from someone who was rightfully upset over a comment telling them to work out. “I don't understand why I can't just exist in my body,” the person said while fighting tears.
"Now that body positivity has been co-opted by all bodies, people are finally celebrating medium and small girls and people who occasionally get rolls; fat people are still getting the short end of this movement," she said to the camera. "We're still getting s*** on; we're still getting talked about, memed, and shamed, and no one cares anymore because it's like, ‘Body positivity is for everybody.’" Lizzo continued, "Yes, please be positive about your body, please use our movement to empower yourself. That's the point. But the people who created this movement: Big women, big Brown and Black women, queer women are not benefiting from its mainstream success. Our bodies are none of your concern, and neither is our health. All we ask is that you keep that same energy with these medium girls that you praise, keep the same energy."
Since then, Lizzo has created her own lingerie and shapewear brand, Yitty, which she proudly declares is for "Every. Damn. Body." Though shapewear, be it any brand, serve the same purpose of lifting, firming, and sculpting, Lizzo believes it has the potential to be empowering. Speaking to Harper's Bazaar about the idea behind Yitty, “It isn’t a bad thing if I’m not using it to do bad things to my body.” It’s not about making your clothing look smooth and “perfect.” “It's about you taking ownership of your physical presence, your identity in this world, and not allowing a piece of clothing to dictate how you should feel about your body."