Lizzo Goes Bananas

Then there’s Lizzo.  And, yes, I do know who Lizzo is.  Anyone who can play the flute while twerking in a bathing suit onstage is my kinda gal.  Alas, Lizzo is in the news for all the wrong reasons.  It’s no surprise that she’s a big girl.  Hell, she called her reality show Watch Out for the Big Grrrls.  Three of her backup dancers (two of whom were vets of the reality show) are suing her for sexual harassment, assault, discrimination and fostering what is called a “hostile work environment”.  The part that grabbed me was the accusation that the dancers were forced to attend and participate in sex shows in Amsterdam.  Allegedly, Lizzo pressured them to go with her – I guess saying “Thanks, but no thanks” was not an option.  Let me quote some of the suit’s more colorful prose: “Lizzo began inviting cast members to take turns touching the nude performers, catching dildos launched from the performers’ vaginas, and eating bananas protruding from the performers’ vaginas.”  Not only does this sound unappetizing, it also sounds unhygienic.  The suit claims that Lizzo was “robbing them of the choice not to participate.”  Robbed?  At banana point?  So, the dancers didn’t feel comfortable saying no, but now feel comfortable suing?  Could it be that they didn’t want to rock the boat while on the payroll, but now that they’ve cashed the checks, they’re looking to cash in?  I’m just asking…

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