Lizzo, who once sang that the “Truth Hurts,” got a huge helping of it from Ben Shapiro Monday, a day after the plus-sized performer railed on the MTV Video Music Awards against “laws that oppress us” and a comic who called her fat.
The Daily Wire co-founder told his vast podcast audience that another liberal millionaire artist claiming to be a victim won’t help Democrats win elections. And her own denial about her ample size won’t help the “About Damn Time” singer lose weight, Shapiro said.
“It’s hard to think of a less oppressed figure than Lizzo,” Shapiro said. “This is a danger to Democrats. The more they preach that, the more they lose.”
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Lizzo made her remarks while picking up the award for “Music Video for Good,” a designation she said she didn’t even understand. She thanked those who voted for her, and then made a profane pivot to politics.
“Your vote means everything to me, it means everything to making a change in this country,” she said. “So, remember, when you’re voting for your favorite artist, vote to change some of these laws that are oppressing us.”
Lizzo, who campaigned for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the 2020 election, didn’t mention any specific laws, or even how voting for a music award could advance a political agenda. Still, she managed to make an appeal for the “hierarchy of victimhood inside the Democratic Party,” Shapiro noted.
Without mentioning comedian Aries Spears, Lizzo appeared to complain about a remark he made Friday on “The Art of Dialogue” podcast.
“She’s got a very pretty face, but she keeps showing her body off,” Spears said. “Sister, put the eclair down. This ain’t it. It’s treadmill time.”
Lizzo, who earlier this year wore a thong bikini for a photo shoot, should probably expect comments about her weight, especially since she embraces it in interviews, said Shapiro.
“I wake up into my obese bed,” Lizzo said in an Instagram video last year. “I have to get, like, a king bed because I’m so obese. And I put on my obese Louis Vuitton house slippers, and I walk into my massive, obese bathroom, and I just stare into my wall-to-wall, obese mirror, and I just lather myself in the most obese, expensive oils and creams.”
“Apparently she’s surprised because somebody told a joke about the fact that she is fat,” Shapiro said. “And I mean, I hate to break it to the world, but Lizzo is overweight.”
Spears, Shapiro noted, made the point that those who care about health – Lizzo’s or anyone else’s – should not encourage obesity.