Fans and fellow artists are coming to Lizzo’s defense after a comedian made some cruel comments about the Grammy Winner.
Aries Spears, 47, was interviewed on the Art of Dialogue, which is a YouTube channel that bills itself as Elevating Hip-Hop culture. Past, present and future.
However when the host commented, ‘You know somebody that actually make good music, man, Lizzo…. Aries answered, ‘I can’t get past the fact that she looks like the s**t emoji.’
Under fire: Comedian Aries Spears, 47, is defending comments he made about Lizzo’s body while being interviewed on The Art of Dialogue YouTube channel
He said some other unsavory comments, including comparing her to mashed potatoes, while admitting he was not in shape himself.
The Good as Hell artist, 34, has had to deal with body shaming throughout her career.
In a 2021 interview supporting the release of her Rumors single on the Zane Lowe Show, the multitalented artist revealed, ‘I feel like [being] fat is the worst thing people can say about me at this point. This is the biggest insecurity. It’s like, ‘How dare a pop star be fat?’ I had to own that.’
The Good as Hell artist, 34, has had to deal with body shaming throughout her career; Lizzo pictured
‘There’s still so many people who suffer from being systemically marginalized,’ she added.
‘Meanwhile, there’s a plus-size Black girl at the Grammys. But plus-size Black women are still not getting the treatment they deserve in hospitals and from doctors and at work.’
Megan Thee Stallion quickly came to her friend’s defense sharing several supportive posts in her Instagram stories.
Defense: Megan Thee Stallion, 27, quickly jumped to her friend’s defense posting this photo telling the Grammy winner, ‘Lizzo you pretty, thick and rich’
Sing: The Body singer then posted a clip from Lizzo’s 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready) video with Megan writing, ‘And you can sing realllll good’
One slide contained a photo of the About Damn Time singer with the comments, ‘Lizzo, you pretty and thick and rich.’
A second slide included video from the artist’s 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready) video with Megan writing, ‘And you can sing realllll good.’
Other remarks on the incendiary 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: One Lizzo fan said he was ‘appalled’ at Spears’ lack of self-awareness
Breath: Critics commented that the comedian was out of breath while he commented on the condition 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 is lying in his bed.
The first read, ‘I KNEW IT WAS COMING!!! If the people that are angry particularly women really paid attention to the art of dialogue interview one I even called myself out for needing to lose weight and two more importantly the main point was celebrating the wrong thing there’s a lot of hypocritical women who also bash men at laughters (sic) expense but if you’re going to celebrate sister hood while Lizzo’s confidence is commendable it’s also dangerous.’
The Whatever Podcast co-host had spoken about the dangers of heart disease and diabetes in the interview between insults.
Defending himself: The Chase actor defended himself by posting a video as he lay in bed gyrating to Beyonce’s Break My Soul.
‘(MYSELF INCLUDED) the truth is in the name of sisterhood ya’ll do more damage in silence than you do in false celebration but that never gets talked about but yet shame on me!!’
In the second, he does a little gyration to Beyonce’s Break My Soul with signage that reads ‘To all the Lizzo fans out there that are coming for me after my Dialogue interview on YouTube’ and posting ‘In the words of the GOAT Muhammed Ali, ‘I’m handsome I’m pretty & I can’t possibly be beat!”
Lizzo has not made any comments herself, but she did re-share Megan Thee Stallions supportive posts in her own Instagram stories.
No comment: Lizzo has not made any comments herself, but she did re-share Megan Thee Stallions supportive posts in her own Instagram stories