Well, Lizzo’s canceled.
Yesterday, former backup dancers filed a lawsuit against Lizzo for creating a hostile work environment, fat shaming, and sexual harassment.
First things first, Lizzo fat shaming other women is like Jeffery Dahmer calling Alec Baldwin a murderer.
Aside from the most obvious ‘pot calling the kettle black’ example ever, the claims against Lizzo seem extremely serious. While any sexual harassment warrants getting canceled, the details surrounding Lizzo’s actions are far worse than whatever you’d expect.
In the lawsuit filed against the pop star yesterday, the three plaintiffs suggested that Lizzo had forced them to participate in sex show performances multiple times throughout their tenure as backup dancers. Though Noelle Rodriguez eventually resigned due to Lizzo’s alleged tortious behavior, the singer actually fired the other two plaintiffs Arianna Davis and Crystal Williams.
No longer reliant on the “Truth Hurts” singer’s stardom, the three women have come forward with shocking and disturbing details of life on tour with Lizzo.
In their most horrifying account, the women claim Lizzo forced them into various sexual acts with sex club performers. According to the lawsuit, while on tour in Amsterdam, Lizzo allegedly took the three women to the Red Light District. For those unaware, the Red Light District in Amsterdam is known to be the prostitution capital of the world. With sex workers lined up in windows, live sex shows, and nude nightclubs, the whole town centers itself around sexual activity. Imagine Epstein Island, but all the women are of age.
Anyway, the lawsuit continues that Lizzo had dragged the three plaintiffs into a sex club where things got extraordinarily dirty. “Things quickly got out of hand,” reads the lawsuit. “Lizzo began inviting cast members to take turns touching the nude performers, catching dildos launched from the performers’ vaginas, and eating bananas protruding from the performers’ vaginas.”
I’m not gonna add any color commentary here. The lawsuit already depicts the situation pretty clearly. Especially that last sentence. If that didn’t gross you out immediately, go re-read that quote back to yourself because I think you missed some key points involving a “protruding banana.”
To make matters worse, the plaintiffs claim this was not a one time occurrence. A month later, Lizzo brought the women to another nude club where they claim she “robbed them of the choice not to participate.”
Aside from the sexual harassment claims, the lawsuit additionally lays out instances of a hostile work environment. In one example, plaintiff Arianna Davis describes feeling the need to “soil herself” during an intense rehearsal “fearing the repercussions” of taking time to use the restroom.
Another account from the lawsuit states Lizzo often threatened physical violence. Before her resignation, plaintiff Noelle Rodriguez says she “feared that Lizzo intended to hit her and would have done so if one of the other dancers had not intervened.” That altercation broke the camel’s back, leading Rodriguez to quit and ultimately press charges against her former boss.
It appears Lizzo’s career has come to an end. At least, I hope it has. Clearly, Lizzo is a horrible, despicable human being. Honestly, when I heard the weight shaming thing I immediately knew Lizzo’s career would be in jeopardy. However, the protruding banana and forcing women to crap themselves really blew the weight stuff out of the water. I mean, Lizzo could possibly be the most horrible Me Too villain ever. Her acts were grotesque, demeaning, and repetitive.
At the bare minimum, Lizzo should be canceled and sent to the Biggest Loser to be fat shamed herself in front of millions of viewers at home. While the latter probably won’t happen, I think it’s safe to say this is the end of Lizzo. Good riddance, you real life Jabba the Hutt.