Lizzo recently attended a basketball game in Los Angeles.
Though everyone was expecting a game between the Lakers and the Timberwolves, they actually got a surprise appearance and a talk about body positivity instead.
Lizzo was seated in the front row in what appeared to be a cute, knee-length black dress with boots.
But when halftime came around, the Laker girls appeared and danced to Lizzo's hit song, "Juice." In response, a very excited Lizzo stood and twerked along with the girls, revealing the back of her dress.
The entire posterior section of the dress was cut out in an oval shape, revealing her butt and black thong underneath.
You can see a brief snippet of the halftime moment here:
Lizzo hits a twerk while enjoying the the Laker Girls routine to “Juice” at tonight’s Lakers game... https://t.co/xdDQV8OqPJ— Karen Civil 🇭🇹 (@Karen Civil 🇭🇹)1575870474.0
And in the photo below:
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Right away, there were reactions to Lizzo's choice of outfit. Most of them, of course, were surprised at her choice for a Lakers game, but some decided to show their judgmental colors right away.
It's even been noted that the camera angle changed right away upon the reveal of Lizzo's dress.
@KarenCivil That camera moved so fast... 😩🤦🏾♀️— Sosa 🇭🇹 (@Sosa 🇭🇹)1575897214.0
Nobody: Lizzo: https://t.co/c44UqGKmjN— 🎅🏾 (@🎅🏾)1575896224.0
But the moment actually led to an important conversation about body positivity, sizism, and bodily double-standards.
Some, of course, cited that a Lakers game is meant to be a family event and dressing this way would appear inappropriate to some families.
Innocent families at the game when Lizzo showed up with her cheeks out: https://t.co/xkytLRkJrl— the grinch (@the grinch)1575910535.0
@joytmvundura Also... at the lakers game https://t.co/AjnujFo0Lx— 🌹 (@🌹)1575916252.0
@KarenCivil OMG. And they said the snoop dog thing was inappropriate. This is COMPLETELY inappropriate.— Matt the Radar Technician (@Matt the Radar Technician)1575912885.0
@KarenCivil Gross. So much for family night.— SaraTheWeeze (@SaraTheWeeze)1575908758.0
Others stated that everyone's problem wasn't with her outfit, but actually with her size.
Lizzo is only annoying because she is doing things you deem unacceptable from women that look like HER. People nee… https://t.co/8HHG1mV1y5— Duke of Thickalicious Thigh Meats (@Duke of Thickalicious Thigh Meats)1575908260.0
Let’s be honest with ourselves: Professional cheerleaders are typically half-dressed and performing dance routines… https://t.co/olajgUmGAz— Evette Dionne 🏁 (@Evette Dionne 🏁)1575908553.0
The sooner we are honest with ourselves about the way we project the need for modesty onto fat bodies, the sooner w… https://t.co/XqBoImzndF— Evette Dionne 🏁 (@Evette Dionne 🏁)1575908554.0
Lizzo, in the meantime, has dropped a new music video, seemingly unphased by the attention to her attire.
So #Lizzo is trending because of her outfit. Sis knew exactly what she was doing 🤣 she got y'all bothered by her o… https://t.co/BwFOrznDXP— Taniah Nicole (@Taniah Nicole)1575910944.0
Surely, Lizzo knew what she was doing when she selected that particular number to attend the Lakers game. Being seated in the front row, she may have even known the halftime would feature one of her songs.
Lizzo certainly guaranteed that this Lakers game would be one that everyone in the audience would never forget.