Lizzo, the Truth Hurts singer, is facing a challenging situation as three of her former dancers, Crystal Williams, Ariana Davis, and Noelle Rodriguez, filed a lawsuit against her, accusing her of harassment and creating a hostile work environment. The allegations include body shaming and pressuring employees to participate in explicit activities. The lawsuit also names Lizzo’s dance captain, Shirlene Quigley, who was accused of engaging in inappropriate sexual discussions and publicly discussing a plaintiff’s personal matters.
Despite Lizzo’s denial of all the allegations and her determination not to let the lawsuit overshadow her good work, her Instagram account has seen a significant loss of followers. This has been particularly damaging to her reputation as she is known for promoting body positivity and self-acceptance. Fans who once supported her message are feeling hurt and betrayed due to the seriousness of the claims.
Lizzo’s statement addressing the allegations has also come under scrutiny, as some fans believe it did not fully address all the claims made in the lawsuit. In response to her denial, some followers have chosen to unfollow her on Instagram to show solidarity with her former dancers. This has resulted in a loss of around 220,000 followers in just a few days, with a majority of respondents in a Twitter poll indicating that Lizzo should continue to lose more followers as a consequence of the allegations.
This situation has raised doubts about the authenticity of Lizzo’s image and her commitment to the values she promoted, leading many to question her actions and statements.