Criticisms of the sheer dress worn by Lizzo on Monday were motivated by “fatphobia,” according to fans of the plus-sized pop star.
Photos of the revealing outfit, which Lizzo wore to rapper Cardi B’s birthday bash in Los Angeles, circulated widely on social media this week.
— ALL THE RUMORS ARE TRUE (@lizzo) October 12, 2021
The bold fashion choice divided commenters on Twitter, with some arguing the dress was less than flattering for Lizzo’s body type.
- But the body-positivity activist’s supporters pushed back against comments about the singer’s weight, deeming them hateful and “fat phobic.”
- Others said Lizzo was bravely challenging stereotypes about fat people.
- “It’s a stunning statement of self-confidence/positivity & she looked beautiful,” tweeted entertainment bloggers Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez.
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Some commenters compared Lizzo’s dress to a similarly revealing one worn by the pop star Rihanna to the CFDA Awards in 2014.
Rihanna & Lizzo,
Different body "types" pic.twitter.com/SDIkCFsVEr
— 🤲🏾 (@gmoneynuhme) October 13, 2021