Lizzo’s Body Positive Movement Helps Crown Her TIME’s Entertainer of the Year

Lizzo has just been named Entertainer of the Year by TIME thanks in part to her body positive movement.


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ARE.. YOU.. NOT.. ENTERTAINED?!? 🤩 thank you @time for naming me Entertainer of the Year. Photograph by Paola Kudacki for TIME

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In the feature Lizzo says

“I’ve been doing positive music for a long-ass time. Then the culture changed. There were a lot of things that weren’t popular but existed, like body positivity, which at first was a form of protest for fat bodies and black women and has now become a trendy, commercialized thing. Now I’ve seen it reach the mainstream. Suddenly I’m mainstream! How could we have guessed something like this would happen when we’ve never seen anything like this before?” – story for @time by Sam Irby

“I was so excited about all the women in 2019,” she told TIME. “Being a black woman is popping, but like right now in mainstream culture, we’re finally getting a little bit more respect and getting our due.”

Lizzo recently sparked a debate over her outfit worn to a Laker game and responded to that criticism.

She says, quote, “I’m surrounded by love, and I just want to spread that love. And also spread these cheeks.”