Lizzo says she is tired of talking about her body: ‘It’s not a trend’

Olivia Petter
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Lizzo has said she has tired of talking about her body and being a plus-size woman in the music industry.

“I’m so much more than that,” the singer told Rolling Stone magazine. “Because I actually present that, I have a whole career,” she continued. “It’s not a trend.”

The “Boys” singer has been subjected to relentless body shaming online, particularly on social media.

In December, the 31-year-old was accused by Twitter trolls of fuelling the obesity epidemic in America.

One Twitter user posted a picture of the singer on stage with the caption: “Lizzo popular is because there is an obesity epidemic in America. [sic]

“Rather than encouraging people to do better, we are simply lying to them and telling them that they are just fine the way they are.

“Unfortunately, many of these people are dying from diabetes and heart disease.”

Lizzo responded by retweeting them and writing: “I’m popular because I write good songs and I’m talented and perform high energy hour and a half shows filled with love. The only person who needs to do better is you.”

The incident was followed with an announcement from Lizzo that she would be taking a break from Twitter because there are “too many trolls”.

“Yeah I can’t do this Twitter s*** no more... too many trolls,” the singer wrote.

Since then, the only tweets to appear on Lizzo’s feed have been to promote her upcoming performances and include “mgmt” in the caption, to imply it was posted by her management.

Elsewhere in the interview, the singer opened up about suffering from body dysmorphia, which the NHS describes as a “mental health condition where a person spends a lot of time worrying about flaws in their appearance”.

“I’ve come to terms with body dysmorphia and evolved,” Lizzo told the publication.

“The body-positive movement is doing the same thing,” she continued.

“We’re growing together, and it’s growing pains, but I’m just glad that I’m attached to something so organic and alive.”

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