Pop superstar Lizzo, who has campaigned for Joe Biden in the past career, is very shaky right now after a bombshell lawsuit.
Lizzo, has made “body positivity” a central theme of her brand and joined the woke movement attacking traditional “beauty standards.”
In April 2023, the singer declared herself a “body icon.”
Adding, “I am the beauty standard.”
“I’m sorry that my perfect face & rockin body offends you… I can’t help that I’m God’s favorite,” she wrote as the caption to her social media video.
Well, according to a lawsuit filed by the singer’s former tour dancers it was obese for me but not for thee.
Three former tour dancers have accused Lizzo of creating a hostile work environment, sexual harassment, and body shaming.
The suit alleges that Lizzo forced dancers to do some very provocative things during a show in Amsterdam’s Red Light District (you can read the details here, it’s pretty graphic). The court documents also claim the singer complained about some of the dancer’s weight gain during the tour.
The wolves are coming out too.
Filmmaker Sophia nahli Allison – who claims she was hired to create a documentary about the superstar – was not kind about her interaction with the diva.
“In 2019, I traveled a bit with Lizzo to be the director of her documentary. I walked away after about two weeks,” Allison wrote. “I was treated with such disrespect by her. I witnessed how arrogant, self-centered and unkind she is.”
“My spirit said to run as fast as you…can, and I’m so grateful I trusted my gut. I felt gaslit and was deeply hurt, but I’ve healed,” Allison wrote. “This kind of abuse of power happens far too often. Much love and support to the dancers.
“Lizzo creates an extremely toxic and hostile working environment and undermines the work, labor, and authority of other Black and brown womxn in the process,” Allison told a reporter. “She is a narcissistic bully and has built her brand off of lies. I was excited to support and protect a Black woman through the documentary process but quickly learned her image and ‘message’ was a curated façade.”
Fans are on the verge of canceling her.
“I hope the victims of lizzo get the justice and support they deserve,” one Twitter/X Corp. user reacted. “it is devastating to find out lizzo is the complete opposite of what she stood for. my love and support goes out to her VICTIMS and only them.”
“If this lizzo s**t is true then i’m actually heartbroken like j**us ch**st. Everything she stood for would genuinely be a lie,” another posted.
I know people get sued for things they didn’t actually do all the time but Lizzo getting sued for weight shaming & sexual harassment of her dancers is peak woke irony
— Ashley St. Clair (@stclairashley) August 2, 2023