AceShowbiz - Lizzo's headline-making appearance at Los Angeles Lakers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves game on Sunday night, December 8 has apparently caused serious concerns among fans of basketball game. Her butt-baring outfit has sparked a nationwide debate on what's considered appropriate or not for a family-friendly event, with some going as far as calling for a ban on the star from the Staples Center.
One Twitter user wrote, "On some real s**t, Lizzo should be banned from Staples for the rest of the season. Not cause she built like Rikishi, but because that's a FAMILY-friendly environment she grossed out. Save that attention-starved s**t for the VMAs. Not the NBA. Silver, do your job. Get her out!"
Another echoed the opinion, "Only issue with the Lizzo situation is she was at a lakers game let's role reverse let me go to a game with my LONG JONH SILVER cut out or even my a** #pause, and I'm getting banned from the stadium and most likely on the pedo list .be proud be happy, but there's a time and place."
While the Staples Center has not released an official statement on the matter, sources from the arena tell Baller Alert that all questions and concerns have been transferred to the managers on duty for that day. Those supervisors have allegedly conducted a meeting, though it's currently unknown if a requested ban on the rapper was being discussed at the meeting.
Previously, Wendy Williams expressed her similar opinion on Lizzo's revealing outfit at the NBA game. The talk show host wondered how the "Truth Hurts" spitter could get through the security with such ensemble in the first place, saying, "I would normally think they'd stop her at security and say, 'Ma'am we understand, but there are children here. Games are like a family affair and everyone doesn't want to see all that.' " She continued, "Personally speaking, I love Lizzo and I think she's really talented. But, I don't care if this is Lady GaGa, Rihanna, Madonna, it's just wrong! Just wrong! Sorry Lizzo."
Lizzo herself responded to the backlash on Instagram Live on Monday. Remaining unfazed by the criticism, she said, "It doesn't matter what goes on on the internet, nothing really breaks my joy. I'm a really solid grounded person." She added, "This is who I've always been, now everyone's looking at it, and your criticism can remain your criticism. Your criticism has no effect on me, negative criticism has no stake in my life, no control over my life, over my emotions. I'm the happiest I've ever been, I'm surrounded by love, and also want to spread that love, and spread these cheeks."
Realizing that she's "shocking because you've never seen in a long time a body like mine doing whatever it wants to do, and dressing the way that it dresses, and moving the way that it moves," the 31-year-old star declared, "I'm not going to shrink myself because somebody thinks that I'm not sexy to them."