A thread on Twitter reminding users of people who were considered "thick" in the '90s and early 2000s has Gen Z questioning its accuracy, and Lizzo took to TikTok to set them straight.
The original tweet was posted by @Whitleysdaughtr with a photo of LisaRaye and captioned:
"Another reminder of the women we considered "thick" in the 2000s."
Another user added that JLo was placed in the same category.
Other examples in the thread included Kim Kardashian...
... and Jordin Sparks.
But Gen Z didn't believe these women were called "big" in that era.
Well, Lizzo caught wind of the thread and shared her reaction on TikTok.
"So right now there's a thread on Twitter. A reminder of the women we used to consider thick in the 2000s and this is LisaRaye."
Lizzo displayed a photo of actress LisaRaye.
"As you know, LisaRaye is beautiful. In the early 2000s, she was considered the definition of thick."
She continued to Jennifer Lopez while displaying her picture:
"Another one of our 2000s thick icons is JLo, whose booty was super duper praised for being juicy and big ad thick and dump-truckish."
Lizzo then acknowledged the disbelief from viewers of the thread.
"However, I noticed in the comments that people don't believe these tweets."
"There are people who are like, 'You just be saying anything. This isn't true. This isn't thick.'"
"And it's important to not that a lot of these people were not born yet. Or they were babies in the era."
Lizzo added that she did not create the video to "convince" people what was "considered unhealthy in the early 2000s."
She did note, however:
"What I am here to do is just remark on how quickly the conversation in culture can change."
"All it takes is 20 years to completely erase an idea, a thought, a pattern, a behavior, and the way we treat people. The way we talk about people."
You can watch the TikTok below.
The "About Damn Time" singer added that she is honored to be a part of the "body-positive movement."
"It doesn't take much to reshift a narrative and to change a paradigm."
"Being an early pioneer in the body-positive movement and watching you evolve to body neutrality is humbling. It's an honor."
"Watching the definition of thick go from J.Lo to Beyoncé to Tacarra to Precious Lee has been a dream to watch."
Many viewers of the video appreciated Lizzo for speaking out, several adding how the toxic culture of that era affected them.
Lizzo finished her video with a powerful message:
"This is a reminder that there's always going to be a new conversation. There's always going to be a new fight, and every movement offsets the next movement."
"The status quo is meant to be pushed, it's meant to be evolved."
"So, if you feel like the outlier, or if you feel like you're not like everybody else, keep being yourself and watch the world catch up with you."