TikTok Restores Lizzo's Swimsuit Video After She Called Out the App for Taking It Down
The singer seemingly implied that the app deleted her swimsuit videos because of her curves on Tuesday
TikTok is making amends with one of its most popular users: Lizzo!
After the 31-year-old pop star threw shade at the social media platform for removing her viral swimsuit clips, TikTok reached out to Lizzo’s team to clarify that the video (which has since been restored) was not removed because of her body type, The New York Post‘s Page Six reports.
A TikTok spokesperson told the outlet that the singer’s video was initially taken down because it looked like she was wearing her underwear rather than a swimsuit. But upon review, the platform determined that it was, in fact, a swimsuit and promptly restored Lizzo’s post.
The “Truth Hurts” singer noticed that her video had been removed and spoke out about the situation during a TikTok in which she lip syncs to a sound that repeats the words “I know” while getting her hair braided. Lizzo didn’t actually speak in the clip — captioned with a single emoji face — but she aired her grievances in the video text overlay.
“TikTok keeps taking down my videos with me in my bathing suits,” she wrote.
Seemingly implying that the app is deleting her videos because of her curves, Lizzo added: “But allows other videos with girls in bathing suits. I wonder why? TikTok we need to talk.”
Lizzo’s fans and followers were quick to leave supportive and body positive messages in the comment section of the post, which received 1.5 million likes by Wednesday afternoon.
“Because you’re glowing queen, and people cannot handle!” one TikTok user wrote. “It’s because your beauty blocked their eyesight,” a second user joked.
And this isn’t the first time Lizzo has used social media to promote her message of body positivity — she often embraces her natural curves in sexy photos and videos with uplifting captions on Instagram.
On Monday, Lizzo (who frequently shares behind-the-scenes videos and clips of herself singing and dancing on TikTok) teamed up with mom Shari Johnson-Jefferson to film a coordinated dance to Trey Taylor and Armon Warren’s cover of Mac Miller’s “Knock Knock” in their bathroom.
In the video, both Lizzo and her mom appeared to be enjoying some mother-daughter bonding time, holding coffee cups and smiling brightly as they bobbed their heads back and forth.
Each looked relaxed and makeup-free as well, Lizzo with only a white bath towel wrapped around her chest while her mom wore a white bathrobe.