Everyone has a perfect body on social media. Why? Because platforms like Facebook, Instagram and the like are all highlight reels. Most of the time, people are posting their perfect selves—even their edited selves.
However, more and more, people are becoming less concerned with making sure they look picture perfect and more concerned with making sure their followers understand that imperfections are completely normal—and are what make you, well, you.
Sometimes, seeing or hearing someone famous talk about their imperfect bodies can give us just the right amount of confidence we need. For example, Kim Kardashian once shared her stretch marks with the world—something you don’t see on Instagram every day, yet something many women have. And then there was the time Lindsey Vonn fired back after being body-shamed for her bikini pictures.
Now? Our latest bow-down is going to Lizzo. The famous singer recently posted a photo on her Instagram page that is the talk of the town—and is completely changing the conversation about beauty standards.
The photo captures Lizzo completely in her birthday suit—that’s right, in the nude! She’s just chilling on a chair naked, with her hair covering her breasts. In her hand is a coffee cup that’s shaped like a butt (or boobs, depending on your interpretation!).
“ ️WELCOME TO TAURUS SEASON ️,” Lizzo captioned the photo. “To celebrate I wanna give y’all this unedited selfie…now normally I would fix my belly and smooth my skin but baby I wanted to show u how I do it au naturel.” Lizzo also shared that she’s sharing the picture to celebrate the Dove Self-Esteem Project to help “change the conversation about beauty standards.”
Lizzo is actually someone who has touted body positivity for a long time. Her Instagram and TikTok are filled with photos and videos on the subject.
People loved her latest post. It garnered nearly 2.5 million likes and countless comments praising her.
“You go girl! Thank you for being a positive role model,” someone wrote.
“More people need to show their true selves. Maybe young girls will stop killing themselves trying to achieve ‘perfection,’” someone else wrote.
“Thank you for starting a change for normalcy. You are beautiful,” another commenter agreed.
“You look absolutely gorgeous, thank you for helping beauty standards become more natural,” another said.
What do you think of this post? Do you ever look at social media and wish more people would post their body positivity photos?