Lizzo doesn’t want to be called “brave” for being confident.
The 31-year-old “Juice” singer said there’s a double standard each time people call her “brave” for saying and doing the same things a thinner woman would without being labeled.
“When people look at my body and be like, ‘Oh my God, she’s so brave,’ it’s like, ‘No, I’m not,’ I’m just fine. I’m just me. I’m just sexy,” she told Glamour magazine. “If you saw Anne Hathaway in a bikini on a billboard, you wouldn’t call her brave. I just think there’s a double standard when it comes to women.”
Lizzo told Glamour she thinks social media is helping change the perception of beauty.
“Now we have the internet,” she said. “So if you want to see somebody who’s beautiful who looks like you, go on the internet and just type something in. Type in ‘thick thighs.’ Type in ‘back fat.’ You’ll find yourself reflected. That’s what I did to help find the beauty in myself.”
The interview with Glamour isn’t the first time the “Truth Hurts” singer has addressed the double standard. In a July 2019 interview on “Fresh Air,” host Terry Gross called Lizzo’s “Cuz I Love You” album cover a “really bold statement,” to which she responded “Yeah, but are you only saying that because I’m fat? Because I feel like if I were a thin woman, maybe that wouldn’t be the case.”