Lizzo is a role model for many big girls. She has been an advocate for body positivity and plus size women for quite some time. Now, Lizzo is opening up about feeling sad seeing Eddie Murphy is a fat suit.

Twenty-six years ago, Eddie Murphy starred in the memorable science fiction comedy called The Nutty Professor. The slapstick humor of the film captured the essence of Eddie Murphy during his prime. While the movie still has a lot of fans, Lizzo isn’t one of them.

The comedy film made $276 million in revenue. It also introducing the world to the acclaimed comic, Dave Chappelle. Although the film tackled social issues in related to fat-shaming, then-eight-year-old Lizzo was hurt by its comedic approach.

Lizzo opened up In a recent interview with VarietyThe three-time Grammy Award winner admitted that she was taken aback when she first saw Eddie Murphy dawn the fat suit for his portrayal of the character named Buddy Klump. Lizzo said. “But he definitely had a collection of fat-suit movies that people would be laughing at, but I would feel sad.”

She continued saying, “Not because I felt like, ‘Oh, my gosh, that’s me.” But I had this empathy for Professor Klump (in The Nutty Professor).” Lizzo then proceeded to tell how she related to him. “Like, the scene where he opens his drawer, and there are all these candies and M&Ms in his desk? I could literally cry right now thinking about it. People around me were laughing, but I hide food, too. I feel him. I feel sympathy and empathy for him.” With her activism, Lizzo is aiming to dismantle stereotypes about those who society has deemed overweight by encouraging people to embrace their physical appearance no matter what. 

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Shifa Jahan

Shifa Jahan is a freelance writer from Bahrain currently pursuing her Masters degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, India. She is experienced in Copywriting, Academic Writing and loves to write about pop culture/ entertainment-news. Other interests include theatre, teaching, foreign languages and culture.

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