Vegan singer Lizzo calls out fat shamers in Tiki’s Tok video

Yvonne O'Halloran

Vegan recording artist Lizzo is fighting back against fat-phobic comments on social media with the help of some vegan food. The singer shared a video on TikTok featuring herself in her underwear and eating a vegan egg sandwich. Over the video was an audio clip of a woman saying “I’m seeing way too many plus-sized vegans. Are y’all frying the lettuce?”

Lizzo’s response? “Yes, I actually do.” The video’s caption continued, with Lizzo saying, “Shout out to all my fat vegans—we look as good as we feel … and to the haters, good luck chasing that narrow beauty standard.”

This isn’t the first time the singer has shut down fat-phobic comments recently. Following the recent release of her latest single, “Rumors,” a collaboration with Cardi B, Lizzo has been on the receiving end of some hurtful comments related to the music video, which features both artists wearing togas and dancing. This led to an onslaught of hateful, fat-shaming, and racist comments.

In a now-deleted Instagram live video, the plant-based musical artist told her haters, “I don’t have time for your negativity, your internalized self-hatred that you project onto me with your racism and your fat-phobia. I don’t have time for it.”

However, Lizzo had the last laugh: following the success of “Rumors,” she celebrated by returning to Instagram live with a custom vegan chocolate-enrobed cake, inspired by the single’s music video. The cake was made by vegan shop Erin McKenna’s Bakery.

Article written by Tessa Altman- United States

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