Recently, Lizzo made headlines when she twerked in a thong at an L.A. Lakers game. She was backed up by a gang of support but of course the critics had to weigh in as well.
"I know that I'm shocking because you've never seen--in a long time--a body like mine doing whatever it wants to do and dressing the way that it dresses and moving the way that it moves, "she says in a video. "But I don't ever want to censor myself because I'm suddenly famous. I don't want to censor myself because everyone's looking at me now. I'm not going to quiet myself. I'm not going to shrink myself because somebody thinks that I'm not sexy to them."
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I personally think it's amazing that such body positivity is finally being highlighted mainstream. It's something that definitely needs to be done and it's something that a lot of people can learn from. We're on the brink of 2020 with standards of beauty constantly being pushed and Lizzo is definitely a public figure in the forefront! However, I also think that there is a time and place for everything.
With that being said, basketball games are family oriented events where people bring their whole families, including children. I don't think it was an appropriate setting for such a revealing outfit, yet alone a twerk in the stands in such a revealing outfit. The outfit being a dress with a cutout revealing her thong.
I absolutely approve of Lizzo living her best life and showcasing her confidence, but sometimes there needs to be a cap on the type of behavior we're exhibiting in certain atmospheres. I know I'm not cancelling Lizzo anytime soon but I have to ask...is she CANCELLED or not?