Originally published via Armageddon Prose:
I have previously covered at Armageddon Prose, in the context of an article titled “The Social Engineers Make Everything Ugly on Purpose to Demoralize You,” much to the horror of a large portion of readers, which I regret immensely, a stunning and brave creature called “Lizzo”.
This entity is perhaps best known for celebrating her morbid obesity for the sake of “body positivity” and desecrating national artifacts on stage.
Here she is twerking her heft while playing a ditty on one of the Founding Father’s flute, the subtext of which was apparently meant to convey a symbolic victory for fat racial minorities everywhere.
Lizzo has intertwined her entire identity with the so-called “body positivity” movement as a crusader against “body shaming.”
How ironic, then, what three of her former dancers (whose accounts are corroborated by numerous other former members of Lizzo’s inner circle) have accused her of in a court of law.
Via NBC News:
“Three of Lizzo’s former dancers have accused the singer of sexual harassment and creating a hostile work environment in a lawsuit filed Tuesday…
‘The stunning nature of how Lizzo and her management team treated their performers seems to go against everything Lizzo stands for publicly, while privately she weight-shames her dancers and demeans them in ways that are not only illegal but absolutely demoralizing,’ [plaintiff’s lawyer Ron] Zambrano said in a statement…
The suit accuses Lizzo of calling attention to the dancer’s weight after an appearance at South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival.”
Far be it for me to take at face value the word of a plaintiff alleging harassment or a “hostile work environment” in the post-#MeToo world, but it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Lizzo, in private, were an anti-fat bigot.
Putting on my clinical psychology hat, most of these people hate themselves despite the public proclamations of “self-love.” To cope, they project their self-hatred onto the convenient fat people around them, especially if they hold some kind of leverage over them like employment.
The lawsuit also alleges, curiously, that Lizzo more or less forced her dancers at an Amsterdam strip club/brothel in the red light district to “catch dildos launched from the performers’ vaginas,” which, if we’ve learned anything from #MeToo, is probably not considered kosher among Lizzo’s patrons.
“At the club, Lizzo allegedly “began inviting cast members to take turns touching the nude performers, catching dildos launched from the performers’ vaginas, and eating bananas protruding from the performers’ vaginas,” the suit says. “Lizzo then turned her attention to Ms. Davis and began pressuring [dancer Arianna] Davis to touch the breasts of one of the nude women.””
Ben Bartee, author of Broken English Teacher: Notes From Exile, is an independent Bangkok-based American journalist with opposable thumbs.
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