Grammy award-winning singer Lizzo. TNS
Grammy award-winning singer Lizzo has accused social media sharing app TikTok of removing multiple videos she posted wearing a swimsuit, while letting other users off the hook for the same practice.
In a post she shared on TikTok, the Juice star lip-syncs the words “I know,” and writes: “TikTok keeps taking down my videos of me in my bathing suits.
“But allows other videos with girls in bathing suits. I wonder why? TikTok…we need to talk.”
A TikTok spokesperson clarified that Lizzo’s videos were banned by a moderator not because of the swimsuit but for showing “sexual gratification.”
“We love Lizzo’s creativity,” the spokesperson said. “And the videos were originally removed because of other violations, not a bathing suit.”
The spokesperson specifically cited one video that featured Lizzo lifting up her dress to reveal undergarments.
After officials at TikTok spoke to Lizzo’s team, and the undergarments were confirmed to be Spanx, not underwear, the video was re-uploaded.
This isn’t the first instance of Lizzo standing up for herself and highlighting body shaming on social media. She is known for promoting body positivity.
Last year, she received a flurry of attacks for wearing a thong and a dress that exposed her buttocks at an NBA game.
“Never ever let somebody stop you or shame you from being yourself,” she said in response to the attacks.
“This is who I’ve always been. Now everyone’s looking at it, and your criticism can just remain your criticism. Your criticism has no effect on me.”
Last year the singer — named Time's 2019 entertainer of the year — announced that she was taking a break from Twitter after bouts of cyberbullying.
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