Few singers marry stardom with woke fairly like Lizzo.
The a number of Grammy winner is as well-known for her chart-topping voice as her fats empowerment bromides. She continuously speaks out towards fats shaming, embraces her full determine and assaults those that don’t maintain the identical views.
“Yes, please be positive about your body,” she stated in a 2021 interview. “Please use our movement to empower yourselves. That’s the point. But the people who created this movement — big women, big brown and Black women, queer women — are not benefiting from the mainstream success of it.”
She even modified out a “problematic” lyric final yr when some objected to using a single phrase in one in every of her tracks.
Now, Lizzo is being sued by three backup dancers on a number of prices, together with the “Truth Hurts” singer behaved in a really woke-free method.
…the dancers — Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams, and Noelle Rodriguez — alleged that they have been pressured by Lizzo into touching nude performers whereas at a membership in Amsterdam and have been compelled to endure weight shaming….
“The stunning nature of how Lizzo and her management team treated their performers seems to go against everything Lizzo stands for publicly, while privately she weight-shames her dancers and demeans them in ways that are not only illegal but absolutely demoralizing,” [lawyer Ron] Zambrano stated in a press release.
That’s not all.
Filmmaker Sophia Nahli Allison, who briefly collaborated with the singer on the 2019 documentary “Love, Lizzo,” is blasting her for being a poisonous co-worker. The Oscar-nominated Allison torched Lizzo from her social media accounts.
“In 2019, I traveled a bit with Lizzo to be the director of her documentary. I walked away after about 2 weeks … I was treated with such disrespect by her. I witnessed how arrogant, self-centered, and unkind she is.”
Sharing this as a result of validating different Black ladies’s experiences is deeply necessary to me. pic.twitter.com/gd2xEK6szq
— Sophia Nahli Allison (@SophiaNAllison) August 1, 2023
to be clear… pic.twitter.com/JU2ZuDoZ9b
— Sophia Nahli Allison (@SophiaNAllison) August 2, 2023
Her second Tweet on the topic stated Lizzo was a “narcissistic bully who built her brand off of lies.” She provides the movie in query finally fell into the arms of a “cis white” male director.
To date, Lizzo has remained silent on the matter. That is her most up-to-date Instagram publish.
Two days. Two blistering accounts of Lizzo’s work demeanor. Will extra comply with? Allison suggests the reply is a powerful, “Yes.”
Hollywood infamously holds secrets and techniques till one squeezes free. Then, the barn doorways blast open. That’s how Ellen DeGeneres’ fall from grace occurred. One particular person made a surprising allegation concerning the comedian famous person and her present’s poisonous work atmosphere.
Abruptly, others really feel empowered to do the identical.
If that performs out in a similar way right here, Lizzo’s days as a woke icon might be historical past.
UPDATE: Lizzo has responded to the accusations by way of X, the platform previously generally known as Twitter.
“These last few days have been gut wrenchingly difficult and overwhelmingly disappointing. My work ethic, morals and respectfulness have been questioned. My character has been criticized. Usually I choose not to respond to false allegations but these are as unbelievable as they sound and too outrageous to not be addressed….These sensationalized stories are coming from former employees who have already publicly admitted that they were told their behavior on tour was inappropriate and unprofessional.”
— FOLLOW @YITTY (@lizzo) August 3, 2023