One would think that a terrifying pandemic that’s forced millions to stay locked down in their homes and has killed more than 22,000 people here in the U.S. would be the perfect time to do some much-needed introspection and confront your own biases. Sadly, that’s not where we are.
Enter Sean “Diddy” Combs, who in between sending his thoughts and prayers and raising money, but not opening up his own pocketbook to help those impacted by COVID-19, continues to keep telling on himself. See despite the world burning down around him, during a recent Instagram chat with Lizzo, it was clear that his fatphobia (and possible colorism) game was stronger than ever.
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On Sunday, the Bad Boy music mogul started his Dance-A Thon of calling his celebrity homies to shoot the breeze, sharing a virtual cocktail, seeing those cheeks clap. He had a little facetime with J-Lo and her fiance A-Rod, Drake and his tootsie roll, and then a mini #ClubQuarantine with the 2-time Grammy winner, who is KNOWN for her twerking skills.
It all started fine until Lizzo starting feeling the music and began dropping it like it was hot. That’s when Diddy pulled a BBQ Becky and cut it short because the song she was playing, Moneybagg Yo and Blac Youngsta’s “1 2 3,” wasn’t “family-friendly” and not “Easter” appropriate.
Kids in the house.
It is your house and your rules and the song if you listen to it closely does mention oral sex…so
And yet…when the music mogul brought on Draya Michelle, somehow that energy wasn’t quite the same, despite her backing it up, to Juvenille’s timeless classic “BACK THAT ASS UP!” of all things, interesting how he encouraged all that jiggle.
Take a look:
So what is it Diddy? Was it is? Is this a family-friendly Easter event or not? Or does the woman’s body (slim) and your perceived beauty (light skin) determine what’s acceptable for your kids to see or not?
Clearly, something appears off to me, and a lot of folks let him know it, which prompted him to explain himself, blaming the words to the song Lizzo was playing as the reason why he had to cut it short, not her twerking, cause she’s “one of the best twerkers in the world.”
Fine, the song was explicit, but maybe if Lizzo wasn’t dragged constantly and disrespected for breathing while fat, I might see Diddy’s point…but nah. Lizzo’s fatness and darkness make a lot of y’all show your entire a** on social media and expose you for the fatphobic hypocrites that you are. But this is just getting tired.
Can we just call a spade, a spade and admit that fat people make some of you feel a way?
Can we also admit that despite swearing up and down that we’re not fatphobic, doesn’t make it true? Fatphobia can be subconscious and reveal itself in ways like what happened with Diddy or when an obese student is consistently being reprimanded at school by their teacher or when a doctor doesn’t treat an overweight patient with respect and dignity. There are real consequences to this denial, y’all.
Better yet, it’s been time to admit that you’re not just mad at Lizzo for having the audacity to be her size, but that you’re also SUPER-PRESSED because she refuses to apologize for it, never talks about losing weight or puts herself down. Matter of fact, we REALLY have a problem with Lizzo because she does her damndest to drown out all that hate to love herself and refuses to let anyone strip her of her sexiness or dim her shine.
So here’s the deal. It isn’t that Lizzo that needs to change, it’s us. Whether we want to admit or not, we are all fatphobic, some worse than others, but we are all guilty of this crime. So let’s take this indefinite quarantine to finally admit that we have a problem and try to unlearn this harmful bias to make this world a better place for folks like Lizzo who are just trying to live their best life in their best skin.
That, and Diddy, go apologize to that beautiful Black woman, ’cause you owe that to her, plus those same kids you were trying to protect so hard last night are watching.
Here’s what Black Twitter had to say:
You all hate that Lizzo expresses herself the way she does yet have little to no objection when that same expression is displayed by those with bodies you desire! Just admit that you think fat people have no right to be happy least of all with their bodies and sit down stupid.— Ahmad K. Khan, Ph.D (@AhmadKhalilDC) April 13, 2020
I just gotta say diddy stopped Lizzo twerking but didn’t do the same when Draya did. And then ppl don’t wanna believe that fatphobia exist smh 🤦🏾♀️ imma show her twerk for everybody to see pic.twitter.com/3c0ynix7Fp— WAITINGONKEHLANISVINYL (@bikinipotato) April 13, 2020
This lizzo hate is so weird .... men really taking all of there internal feelings about fat people and projecting ALL ON to lizzo and she really just be existing pic.twitter.com/b98IuVSosO— 👱🏾♀️ (@sexybitch6000) April 13, 2020
Lizzo: Ya'll wanna see me twerking— Anthony (@Anthony23ak) April 13, 2020
So y’all gone sit up here on social media and fat shame Lizzo, again? Is this what y’all have been reduced to? So much for body positivity and living in your truth. pic.twitter.com/kgfYiTVQnf— ToughPillToSwallow 🇧🇸 (@CutieE305) April 13, 2020
Imma keep it a bean. Diddy fucked up here. Should have either kept the kept the same energy with Draya that He had with Lizzo or let Lizzo rock. https://t.co/g4uZwyvDuL— #TUTV2🗽 مشيئة الله 🤞🏿 (@ABSOTHEGREAT) April 13, 2020
Diddy told Lizzo “this is a family friendly live” when she started twerking. Draya does the same thing and they all join in and start amping her up. We just stating facts. https://t.co/d5sfodKzDM— Jessica Fyre 💫 (@TheJessieWoo) April 13, 2020
Lol not shocking. It’s because fat black bodies are considered inappropriate.— Sydsky👄 💅🏾 (@blackfatqueer) April 13, 2020
While lighter/white skin & thin bodies are seen as appropriate.
Diddy just didn’t wanna be Tied to Lizzo twerking https://t.co/SCpXX2SiUR
So Draya & Anitta were allowed to do it but not 3x Grammy winning global star & festival headliner Lizzo. Chile... pic.twitter.com/3kOIuRj6Io— Jason (Gay WandaVision Stan) (@EscaflowneClown) April 13, 2020
Diddy saying it’s Easter Sunday so Lizzo should keep it family friendly when she was just dancing and then letting Draya shake her ass on the Live is why men aren’t credible. That’s why we assume you’re always thinking with your dicks.— Mahlia (@Shlatz) April 13, 2020
Diddy owe Lizzo an apology for body shaming her on live when she was trying to twerk because when Draya was twerking then he was ok with it pic.twitter.com/wd29GwvCQp— DeMarko (@freakymarko) April 13, 2020
Diddy Seeing Lizzo Twerk: pic.twitter.com/22bzH8k0zp— Noraa Swehttam (@KandleGuii) April 13, 2020
Diddy: Dance with me & my family on Easter Sunday— Brooklyn (@BrooklynBoyB) April 13, 2020
Lizzo: Okay, lemme get my twerk on real quick
Lizzo is the shit.— LookAtDustin (@LookAtDustin) April 13, 2020
Undeniably talented, and natural star quality.
If you’re tripping because YOU have a problem with how she looks, that’s on your momma.