Lizzo, as we all know, is a showstopper. From jaw-dropping photo shoots and red carpet outfits, to award show performances that leave everyone stunned for days, the “Juice” singer surely knows a thing or two about how to get people talking.
And it turns out that even when she does something as mundane as watching a basketball game, Lizzo causes quite the stir.
The Grammy-nominated star attended a Lakers game on Sunday night, December 8th, and managed to make make headlines with her choice of outfit. No, Lizzo didn’t opt to show her support for her favorite team with a jersey or t-shirt like many others attending a basketball game would. Instead, she donned a shirt dress with the back cut out to expose her thong.
And she had no problem showing off her stuff with a mid-game twerk sesh. Obviously, Kobe Bryant was not a fan.
👀 Lizzo at the Lakers game!— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) December 9, 2019
Y’all feeling Lizzo’s look for the Lakers game last night? pic.twitter.com/eVCcx5zZfJ— HOT 97 (@HOT97) December 9, 2019
Now normally, because Lizzo is Lizzo, we wouldn’t so much as bat an eyelash at such a wardrobe choice. But when the video of her twerking for the Jumbotron started making rounds on Twitter, a heated debate started with people arguing whether or not her outfit was inappropriate to wear to a public outing.
Some people decided to cancel her before the loop even had a chance to replay.
*mutes Lizzo forever*— Angela Davis (@TheKitchenista) December 9, 2019
How many times am I going to be forced to see Lizzo’s bare ass on my timeline pic.twitter.com/IhtY6A5qpt— PatStaxx AVAILABLE ON ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS (@Notorious_PAT__) December 9, 2019
A few Twitter users pointed out how Lizzo, who toed the line of indecent exposure, didn’t get kicked out of the game after shaking her groove thing. If she wasn’t a celebrity, she probably wouldn’t have even gotten into the game with her full butt on display.
Some fans argued that she wouldn’t be receiving backlash had she been thin. (Doesn’t Lady Gaga often wear underwear out in public? Where’s her unanimous negative backlash?)
Lmaooo Lizzo wears a cut out shirt that shows her ass to a Basketball game and the fatphobics are maad about it.— Stephy (@StephanieYeboah) December 9, 2019
Stay mad! It's what we love to see; fat women being unapologetic, but also, wearing the same things smaller people would wear. More power to her.
Lizzo is only annoying because she is doing things you deem unacceptable from women that look like HER.— Duke of Thickalicious Thigh Meats (@wordsbyuchechi) December 9, 2019
People need to reflect on what they’re saying, especially the so-called “body-pos” lovers.
We love giving people conditions for our comfort. How arrogant.
Lizzo’s outfit is trash but y’all are fatphobic still. They can both be true🤷🏾♀️— sad freakish selfaware robot (@billme__) December 9, 2019
Let’s be honest with ourselves: Professional cheerleaders are typically half-dressed and performing dance routines at professional sporting events. It has never been cause for national panic. We see Lizzo’s outfit and behavior as “indecent” because of the body she exists in.— Evette Dionne 🏁 (@freeblackgirl) December 9, 2019
Other fans simply deemed her outfit inappropriate no matter her body size.
Lizzo’s size has nothing to do with how inappropriate her outfit was. It could be someone as skinny as a stick and I would still say it was inappropriate for a family friendly event.— tay. (@tayyboog) December 9, 2019
Y’all be sounding dumb trying to justify your opinions for “legit” reasons.— Kingsley (@kingsleyyy) December 9, 2019
Lizzo’s outfit was RAGGEDY AF and that’s THAT. Don’t gotta say nothing bout “kids” or “family event” like no! Stop. Say it witcha CHEST: the shirt and its WAZE bootyhole shortcut was a NO!
Regardless of Lizzo’s weight, being in a public place where there’s families and kids with your WHOLE ass out is indecent and y’all know this. You’re just being dense for the sake of being dense— Perk/Roddy Ricch Stan Account (@gregperkinss) December 9, 2019
And obviously, some people aren’t getting what all the hype is about. Just move on, everyone!
someday America will have to tell its grandchildren that while a president was being impeached everyone was more concerned about Lizzo's ass— shauna (@goldengateblond) December 9, 2019
Celebrities have great fashion moments (Lizzo JUST ate at the AMAs) and WTF fashion moments every day, and will all be flamed at various points in their career multiple times. It’s not that deep. She liked it, she wore it, people reacted. On to the next! 🗣— Kingsley (@kingsleyyy) December 9, 2019
There’s really no good answer to this Lizzo-decency debate. Would we wear a bum-bearing shirt dress and thong? Probably not. But, truth be told, we really can’t help but be inspired by Lizzo’s oozing confidence.