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Lizzo's video against haters

The singer breaks down in tears over "fatphobic and racist" comments she received after the release of "Rumors" video

Lizzo's video against haters The singer breaks down in tears over fatphobic and racist comments she received after the release of Rumors video

Fat women are not supposed to be happy, love themselves, celebrate their bodies by showing them off with pride, nor are they supposed to have the right to believe they are worth it or take up space. This is still one of the hardest pre-conceptions to break down today. Even if you are Lizzo and you are a talented international star with millions of fans who has just released the video of a new single ft.Cardi B from over 10 million views in just a few days.

The video for Rumors, in which the two artists wear outfits inspired by Greek mythology, received a storm of "fatphobic and racist" comments to which Lizzo responded in on Instagram, almost 13 minutes at the end of which she broke down in tears.

On the very days when I feel like I should be the happiest... I feel so down. - Says the Detroit singer - Sometimes I feel 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 mean to say about you. - And, after confessing how much commitment is behind her most recent single, she tries to explain why her reaction is so emotional - I just feel like I’m seeing negativity directed towards me in the most weirdest way, like, people saying s**t about me that just doesn’t even make sense. It’s fat-phobic and it’s racist and it’s hurtful. 

It sounds a little unusual to see the Juice star so broken up emotionally. We're so used to a smiling, proud Lizzo twerking and taking naked selfies against body shaming, fat shaming, and for the normalization of all types of bodies that we forget that words hurt even those like her who are gritty activists and supporters of a healthy attitude towards natural beauty. But even if you have strong confidence, it is not easy to stay indifferent when you suffer continuous attacks on your body, as Lizzo herself points out:


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. - She points out in tears, before ending with a strong message to her haters - I strive for joy every single day... but on the way to joy you get sadness, you get exhaustion, you get anger, you get annoyed, you get tired and insecure. On the road to joy there's all these pit stops, and right now I'm just over it. I'm over it.


Following this long outburst, the singer received many supportive messages. The most important comes from Cardi B who writes on Twitter:


When you stand up for yourself they claim your[sic] problematic & sensitive. When you don't they tear you apart until you crying like this. Whether you skinny, big, plastic, they going to always try to put their insecurities on you. Remember these are nerds looking at the popular table.

Go Lizzo!