Lizzo, an artist and performer well known for her body positivity and acceptance philosophy, was recently accused of s*xual harassment by three former members of her team. To add fuel to this fire, Jake Shields, a former teammate of the Diaz brothers, has taken a jibe at Lizzo in lieu of the allegations. He took to Twitter and posed a hypothetical, relating to the incident to his followers.
Jake Shields is not new to controversy himself, often getting embroiled in Twitter feuds with Influencers and Tiktokers. The former welterweight fighter is one of the most opinionated people one can come across. As such, it was no surprise to see him getting involved with the Lizzo debacle. Unsurprisingly, many fans replied to this unhinged question posed on Twitter.
You are are responsible for taxes and have to stay sober
— Jake Shields (@jakeshieldsajj) August 1, 2023
He wrote, “If you were offered a million dollars but you had to spend 72 hours with Lizzo would you take it? You have to do whatever she chooses rather it’s sex, being filmed in public with her etc?”
Shields is the same person who once offered to fight 10 transgender MMA fighters in a row. He claimed he could do so without a break, and come out a victor in all 10 fights. After making these claims, the 44-year-old faced widespread condemnation from various members of society. Notably, Shields has also previously come under fire for weight-shaming plus-size models on social media.
It seems Shields has a habit of getting himself wrapped up in controversy every so often. If he does this in order to stay relevant is a question for the fans. Either way, the man knows how to get under anyone’s skin.
What is the lawsuit against Lizzo?
The singer and performer has been officially accused of s*exual harassment and creating a hostile working environment. The three former dancers of her team also alleged that Lizzo weight-shamed Arianna Davis, one of the plaintiffs in the suit. Moreover, the dancer in question was later fired by Lizzo’s team. This is surprising since Lizzo has quite a firm stance on body positivity. This blatant hypocrisy has irked many fans around the world.
Specific claims made against Lizzo and her dance captain Shirlene Quigley in a lawsuit filed by her ex-dancers:
• Accused of overworking dancers and making the group re-audition in an “excruciating” 12-hour rehearsal. Those she was “dissatisfied with” would be fired… pic.twitter.com/PxH6jgGhMh
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) August 1, 2023
In the same lawsuit, the plaintiffs have also mentioned harassment done at an Amsterdam strip club. At the club, Lizzo allegedly “began inviting cast members to take turns touching the n*de performers, catching d*ldos launched from the performers’ v*ginas, and eating bananas protruding from the performers’ v*ginas,” the suit says. “Lizzo then turned her attention to Ms. Davis and began pressuring Ms. Davis to touch the br*asts of one of the n*de women.”
This shocking incident highlights the extreme conditions under which the performers had to work. Lizzo and her team have yet to address these claims.