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Lizzo Says Commenting on How Artists Look 'Is Officially Tired'

Commenting on celebrities’ bodies is on the out list for 2023. Just ask Lizzo, who paused her beach vacation to share an important reminder about letting artists make art without fixating on their physical appearance.

In a candid video uploaded to Instagram, the “About Damn Time” singer and body positivity advocate reaffirmed how much she loves her body — and admitted just how exhausted she is by all of the comments she receives about how she looks.

“The discourse around [celebrities’] bodies is officially tired,” the Grammy- and Emmy-winner told her 13 million followers in a beachside self-tape.

She went on the unpack the impossible beauty standards women artists like her are held to every day: “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’; to ‘Oh my gosh, you’re so little. You need to get ass or titties or something’; to ‘Oh my gosh, why did she get all that work done?’ It’s just too much work.

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No matter how Lizzo looks or what changes she makes to her physical appearance, she loses. What’s more, these conversations detract from her actual purpose: making and performing music.

“Do we realize that artists are not here to fit into your beauty standards?” she continued. “Artists are here to make art. And this body is art. And I’m going to do whatever I want with this body. I wish that comments costed you all money, so we [could] see how much time we are fucking wasting on the wrong thing.”

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