Lizzo just posted a naked selfie and explained how she'd normally edit it

Jennifer Savin
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Photo credit: lizzobeeating - Instagram
Photo credit: lizzobeeating - Instagram

Quick question: how can we be best friends with Lizzo? Not content with being a legendary singer, flute-playing extraordinaire and sliding into fellow A-lister's DMs, she can also be relied on for speaking honestly about her feelings on body image and self-love, two topics that she's addressed again in a gorgeous new naked selfie post.

Uploading an entirely unedited snap to Instagram, Lizzo explained that typically she'd make a few changes to an image before posting it on social media, such as smoothing her skin and 'fixing' her belly.

In her caption, Lizzo added that she was inspired to share the raw photo as she has partnered with skincare brand Dove on their Dove Self-Esteem Project, which aims to help millions of people (women, girls and non-binary folk in particular) build a positive body image. Side note: err, how amazing does she look with that fringe?

"WELCOME TO TAURUS SEASON," Lizzo began her post. "To celebrate I wanna give y’all this unedited selfie... now normally I would fix my belly and smooth my skin but baby I wanted show u how I do it au natural!"

She continued on to say, "I am excited to be partnering with @dove and the #DoveSelfEsteemProject which is helping to reverse the negative effects of social media and changing the conversation about beauty standards. Let’s get real y’all 🙆🏾."

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Lizzo also recently took a hot minute to shut down some grim body-shaming that she'd stumbled across on TikTok. "I just wanted to say I’ve seen a few of these videos about, you know, fat girls who eat healthy and stay active but can’t seem to lose weight," she said in a video captioned 'from one fat girl to y’all, with love'. "[It's important] just to show that every single body is different and how it functions is different."

She added that trolling comments masquerading as faux-concern are also problematic, "What really bothers me are the fake doctors in the comments saying: 'Oh, you have this' or 'You might have this condition'. No. What if I’m just fat? What if this is just my body?"

She signed off her video with a reminder that not all bodies are "designed to be slim with a six-pack" and a signature dose of positivity: "So if you’re feeling down on yourself today, just remember that your body is your body, nobody’s got your body, so enjoy that bitch."

We love you, Lizzo!

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