There’s a new challenge making its way around the internet, and singer Lizzo just set the bar to new heights. The “Period Challenge,” which was created on Instagram, involves mostly women using their rear end to spell the word “period” by making the butt’s curve form the “p.”
All one has to do to take part in the task is to take a photo of your side profile to form the letter “p” and then edit in the rest of the word. On Tuesday, Sept. 15, the Grammy winner took to her Instagram to take part in the trend while simultaneously showing off her weight loss.
In the photo, a now-slimmer Lizzo took a side profile snap in a red sports bra and black leggings. The singer used her voluminous curves as a “p” and edited in “eriod” like the challenge called for. “Everyone has permission to unfollow me bruh omggg 😫 no Facetune h-e ayeeeee,” Lizzo captioned the post that gained over 1,100,000 likes and over 8,200 comments from fans who were blown away by the star’s transformation.
One person wrote, “Lizzo you’re honestly such an icon and I aspire to be like you one day. I want to be as strong, talented, amazing, funny, inspiring, caring, sweet and carefree as you. I love you!!❤️🥺.”
While another fan commented, “Lizzo you and Meghan Trainor are some influencers who really have helped me feel comfortable in my own body thank you!!! Keep doing what you’re doing!”
A third person came to the defense of the singer from critics who have body-shamed the star in the past. “Bruh you’re such a baddie!! People always trying to say you not healthy and say this and that but you are vegan and you work out, they think just cause you not a stick you’re so unhealthy,” the fan wrote. They added, “I be telling them to not speak on you cause you are a queen and I don’t know why they think they can be messing with yo crown like that.”
Lizzo has always been vocal about the importance of accepting her own body. However, the star has admitted she doesn’t want to be an example of a trend, even if that trend is the body positivity movement. “When people look at my body and be like, ‘Oh my God, she’s so brave,’ it’s like, ‘No, I’m not,'” the star told Glamour in an interview in 2019. “I’m just fine. I’m just me. I’m just sexy. If you saw Anne Hathaway in a bikini on a billboard, you wouldn’t call her brave. I just think there’s a double standard when it comes to women.”