The word "body-positive" follows Lizzo and her music around, as she delivers hopeful messages about being comfortable in one's own skin. But now, she wants to shake things up and "make people uncomfortable again" with a different take on the body positivity movement.
On the October cover story of Vogue today (Sept. 24), the "Truth Hurts" singer spilled the truth about the "commercialized" nature of #bodypositive, and how everyone feels beholden to feel empowered by it. And Lizzo doesn't think there's anything wrong with that, but there are still girls who feel left out in a campaign meant to make people, especially those who are most ignored, scrutinized and ridiculed about their bodies, feel included.
"Now, you look at the hashtag 'body positive,' and you see smaller-framed girls, curvier girls. Lotta white girls. And I feel no ways about that, because inclusivity is what my message is always about. I’m glad that this conversation is being included in the mainstream narrative," she noted in her first Vogue cover. "What I don’t like is how the people that this term was created for are not benefiting from it. 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. They need to be benefiting from...the mainstream effect of body positivity now. But with everything that goes mainstream, it gets changed. It gets--you know, it gets made acceptable."