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Lizzo Doesn't Need You To Remind Her She's "Brave" Or "Beautiful"

"I'm just sexy."

This week, Lizzo broke the Internet with her ass-centric and empowering performance at the 2019 VMAs. 

The 31-year-old singer performed a medley featuring her bangers ‘Good As Hell’ and ‘Truth Hurts’ in front of a huge inflatable butt, stopping midway to make an important statement. 

“I’m tired of the bullsh*t, and I don’t have to know your story to know that you’re tired of the bullsh*t, too,” she told the audience between songs. “It’s so hard loving yourself in a world that doesn’t love you back. Am I right? So I want to take this opportunity right now to just feel good as hell because you deserve to feel good as hell!”

This was everything. Credit: Giphy

It was a moment that would go down in VMAs history, but Lizzo has made it clear – it doesn’t make her “brave.”

In an interview with Glamour, she said, “When people look at my body and be like, ‘Oh my God, she’s so brave,’ it’s like, ‘No I’m not.’”

“I’m just fine. I’m just me. I’m just sexy,” she continued. “If you saw Anne Hathaway in a bikini on a billboard, you wouldn’t call her brave.”

Since Lizzo topped the charts with ‘Juice,’ the media and fans have praised her for exuding body positivity and self-love – but the singer doesn’t appreciate the shock and surprise that comes with it.

“I don’t like it when people think it’s hard for me to see myself as beautiful,” she said. “I don’t like it when people are shocked that I’m doing it.”

Lizzo’s sentiments echo that of Amy Schumer, who appeared nude in the 2016 Pirelli calendar. The comedienne joked, “when a nude photo of yourself goes viral, the word you don’t want people to use to describe it is ‘brave.’”

Schumer told news.com.au, “somebody photoshopped [the photo] right next to a picture of Aphrodite in the same position and our bodies were pretty similar.”

“So it was kind of cool to be like, ‘this is what (beauty) used to be before it was the image of a starving actress model who doesn’t eat as regularly as they would like’…I’m proud of it.”

Both Lizzo and Schumer are proof that beauty in 2019 isn’t a size 6 – but that doesn’t mean being bigger than a size 6 is “brave,” it’s just being confident and loving yourself. It’s time to forget the unrealistic beauty standards and catch up with reality.

John Travolta Mistaking A Drag Queen For Taylor Swift Isn't The First Time He's Cooked An Award Show

Cue Delta's 'Mistaken Identity.'

John Travolta is talented in many ways. He’s an award-winning actor with a career that spans over 45 years, he’s a pilot, an author, and in recent times, he’s nailed the art of embracing male pattern hair loss. Award shows, on the other hand? Not his forte.

No probs, John. Credit: Giphy

Yesterday, the 65-year-old actor appeared on stage at the 2019 VMAs to present the award for Video of the Year to Taylor Swift

The award-winning video for Swift’s track ‘You Need To Calm Down’ features a huge cast of LGBT icons, including YouTuber Hannah Hart, actress Laverne Cox, singer Hayley Kiyoko, actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, figure skater Adam Rippon and Ellen DeGeneres, just to name a few.

The video also features a cameo from drag queen and Taylor Swift impersonator Jade Jolie, who joined the singer, and the rest of the cast, on-stage to accept the award.

Tay and her squad. Credit: Giphy

However, things got truly awkward when Travolta went to hand the award to Jolie, instead of Swift. Cue ‘Mistaken Identity’ by Delta Goodrem.

What makes the whole thing even more cringeworthy is the fact that isn’t the first time John Travolta has totally cooked it at an award show. 

At the 2014 Oscars, the actor appeared on-stage to introduce ‘Let It Go’ singer Idina Menzel and not only pronounced her name completely wrong, but gave her a new name altogether.

“Here to perform the Oscar-nominated, gorgeously empowering song ‘Let It Go’ from the Oscar-winning animated movie Frozen, please welcome the wickedly talented Adele Dazeem,” he said.

Who is Adele Dazeem, John!?

All this teaches us is that John Travolta desperately needs to be briefed before he walks on-stage at another award show, and Jade Jolie is a DAMN GOOD Taylor Swift impersonator who should be proud as punch right now.

Harry Styles Talking About Sex And Shrooms Is A Big Seeya To Those Pure 1D Days

I'm clutching my pearls with pride.

PSA: Harry Styles really wants the world to know he’s all grown up.

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the 25-year-old singer touched on everything from sex to doing mushrooms and making mistakes – it’s safe to say, the 15-year-old me is clutching her pearls.

Me rn. Credit: Giphy

Speaking about his time in One Direction, Styles said, “I was constantly scared I might sing a wrong note. I felt so much weight in terms of not getting things wrong…Now, I feel like the fans have given me an environment to be myself and grow up and create this safe space to learn and make mistakes,” he said.

Styles is clearly loving his transition into manhood, and the experimental freedom that comes from it. During the interview, the teen heartthrob visits the Shangri-La studios in Malibu and fondly remembers doing drugs there. “Ah, yes,” he says. “Did a lot of mushrooms here.”

Hehe. Credit: Giphy

Later in the interview, he points to a corner of the studio and says, “this is where I was standing when he were doing mushrooms and I bit off the tip of my tongue. So I was trying to sing with all this blood gushing out of my mouth. So many fond memories, this place.”

He also talks about one big night of partying, when he “lost all my clothes. I lost my wallet. Maybe a month later, somebody found my wallet and mailed it back, anonymously. I guess it just popped out of the sand. But what’s sad is, I lost my favourite mustard corduroy flares.” If this isn’t all of our 21st birthdays combined, I don’t know what is. 

While Styles’ coming-of-age clearly involves a lot of drugs, sex and rock ‘n roll (and rightly so) it’s also marked by his own sexual ambiguity and support for the LGBTQI community. “I want to make people feel comfortable being whatever they want to be,” he said. “Maybe at a show you can have a moment of knowing that you’re not alone…I’m just trying to make people feel included and seen.”

Speaking about being open about emotions, Styles said, “I feel pretty lucky to have a group of friends who are guys who would talk about their emotions and be really open.”

Harry and his rainbow flags. Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for HS

Clearly, Harry has shed the skin of his squeaky clean bubble gum popstar past, but he’s not ashamed of it, either. “I don’t feel like I was held back at all. It was so much fun. If I didn’t enjoy it, I wouldn’t have done it. It’s not like I was tied to a radiator.”

The 1D days. Credit: Giphy

Harry Styles is the perfect example of how being insanely famous as a kid doesn’t have to ruin your future – in fact, it can help you grow into a smart, creative and kind human being. Keep doing you, Harry. 

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