Two former dancers for Lizzo have filed a lawsuit against the singer and her management company, alleging that they were subjected to weight-shaming and pressure to strip while working for her.
The dancers, who are identified only as Jane Doe and Jane Roe, say that they were hired by Lizzo’s management company, Eleveneleven, in 2019 to dance in her music videos and live shows.
The lawsuit alleges that the dancers were told by Eleveneleven that they needed to lose weight to be “Lizzo approved.”
The dancers say that they were also pressured to strip while performing with Lizzo, even though they were not comfortable doing so.
The lawsuit alleges that the dancers were subjected to “severe emotional distress” as a result of the treatment they received from Eleven Eleven.
The dancers are seeking unspecified damages in the lawsuit.
Lizzo’s management company has not yet responded to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit comes at a time when Lizzo is being celebrated for her body positivity and her message of self-acceptance.
In a recent interview, Lizzo said that she wants her fans to feel “seen and heard and celebrated.”
“I want people to feel like they can be themselves,” she said.
The lawsuit against Lizzo’s management company raises questions about whether the singer is truly committed to body positivity.
If the allegations in the lawsuit are true, then it would appear that Lizzo’s management company is sending a different message to her dancers.
The lawsuit is still in its early stages, and it is not yet clear how it will be resolved.
However, the allegations in the lawsuit have already sparked a conversation about body positivity and the treatment of women in the entertainment industry.