Lizzo lawsuit: What is weight-shaming and what can you do about it? Advice from an eating and appearance expert

The Grammy-winning singer Lizzo has made a name for herself as a champion of body positivity and inclusivity

But that image has been challenged by a recent lawsuit accusing her and her dance team captain of creating a hostile and “overtly sexual” work atmosphere and weight-shaming.

“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,” Ron Zambrano, a lawyer representing the plaintiffs, said in a statement.

Even the singer herself alluded to the surprising nature of the charges, saying the claims were “as unbelievable as they sound” in denying the allegations.

But what is weight-shaming? Moreover, what can we do about it? 

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