Fans and fellow artists are coming to Lizzo’s defense after a comedian made cruel comments about the Grammy winner.
Aries Spears, 47, was interviewed on The Art of Dialogue, a YouTube channel that bills itself as the elevation of hip-hop culture. Past, present and future.
However, when the host commented, “You know someone who makes good music, man, Lizzo… Aries replied, ‘I can’t get over the fact that she looks like the poop emoji.
Under fire: Comedian Aries Spears, 47, defends comments he made about Lizzo’s body during an interview on YouTube channel The Art of Dialogue
He made other unsavory comments, including comparing her to mashed potatoes, while admitting he was out of shape himself.
The Good as Hell artist, 34, has struggled with body shaming throughout his career.
In a 2021 interview in support of the release of his single Rumors on the Zane Lowe Show, the multi-talented entertainer revealed, “I feel like [being] fat is the worst thing people can say about me at this point. This is the greatest insecurity. It’s like, ‘How dare a pop star be fat?’ I had to own this.
The Good as Hell artist, 34, has dealt with body shaming throughout his career; Lizzo in pictures
“There are still so many people who suffer from being systematically marginalized,” she added.
“Meanwhile, there’s a plus-size black girl at the Grammys. But tall black women are still not getting the treatment they deserve in hospitals, at doctors, and at work.
Megan Thee Stallion quickly came to her friend’s defense by sharing several messages of support on her Instagram Stories.
Defence: Megan Thee Stallion, 27, was quick to defend her friend by posting this photo telling the Grammy winner, ‘Lizzo you’re pretty, thick and rich’
Sing: The Body singer then posted a snippet of Lizzo’s 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready) video with Megan writing, “And you can sing really well”
One slide featured a photo of the About Damn Time singer with the comments, “Lizzo, you’re pretty and thick and rich.”
A second slide included a video of the artist’s 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready) video with Megan writing, “And you can sing really well.”
Further remarks on the inflammatory comments were fast and furious. Many fans shared their admiration for the Grrrls singer’s ability to sing and dance, in high heels no less.
Appalled: A Lizzo fan said he was ‘appalled’ by Spears’ lack of self-awareness
Breath: Critics commented that the comedian was out of breath as he commented on the state of the Boys singer’s physical condition
The immortalist actor defended his comments and took on his critics in two different social media posts in which he lies in bed.
The first read, ‘I KNEW IT WAS COMING!!! If people who are angry, especially women, really paid attention to the art of dialogue, I even thought to myself that I needed to lose weight and two, more importantly, the main point was to celebrate the wrong thing, there are a lot of hypocritical women who also hit men at the expense of laughter (sic) but if you’re going to celebrate sister’s condom when Lizzo’s confidence is commendable, that’s also dangerous.
The Whatever Podcast co-host had spoken about the dangers of heart disease and diabetes in the interview between the insults.
Defending Himself: The Chase actor defended himself by posting a video while lying in bed filming Beyonce’s Break My Soul.
“(MYSELF INCLUDED) the truth is in the name of brotherhood, you’ll do more damage in silence than you will in a fake celebration, but it’s never talked about, but shame on me!!”
In the second, he does a little gyration to Beyonce’s Break My Soul with a sign that reads ‘To all Lizzo fans picking me up after my Dialogue interview on YouTube’ and posts ‘In the words of GOAT Muhammed Ali,’ I’m handsome, I’m pretty, and I can’t be beat!”
Lizzo didn’t comment herself, but she re-shared Megan Thee Stallions’ messages of support to her own Instagram Stories.
No comments: Lizzo made no comments herself, but she re-shared Megan Thee Stallions’ messages of support to her own Instagram Stories
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