Lizzo poses semi-nude in American flag jumpsuit to share election day message: ‘I’m still hopeful’

Singer shared her thoughts on the importance of voting, sans clothes

Sarah Young@sarah_j_young
Wednesday 04 November 2020 09:20
Lizzo wears 'VOTE' dress to accept Billboard Music Award

Lizzo has shared her thoughts on patriotism and political progress while posing semi-nude.

On Tuesday, which marked election day in the US, the Grammy Award-winning singer posted a photo on Instagram which showed her wearing half of an American flag jumpsuit, leaving one side of her body artfully exposed.

The jumpsuit was designed by Rey Ortiz in collaboration with Lizzo's stylist, Marko Monroe, who told Insider that the garment originally featured one side made out of mesh.

However, Monroe said he decided to cut off the mesh during the photo shoot to create a semi-nude look.

Lizzo coupled the striking image with an equally compelling caption, in which she shared an impassioned message about why voting is so crucial.

“When I think of this country I don't think of its laws I think of its people. I think about how we were raised to be patriotic of violence, propaganda and war. I think about how this country is owned by the oppressor and how the oppressed are locked in a valley of capitalism,” she wrote.

“But I also think of the young people who refuse to be spoon fed mistruths. I think of the elders who bucked against hateful prejudices even when it felt impossible....Because of you, I'm still hopeful.”

The “Juice” singer went on to explain that her vision of America is a country that “listens to the cries of the protester” as well as “[respects] the communities of people who owned America before colonizers renamed it.”

“I believe in so much, and if I believe it one day I can see it. It may not be tomorrow it may not be today, but it will be one day if we stay activated,” she wrote.

“We the people, ALL the people, deserve it. Today’s the last day to vote. Stay in line, stay determined and thank YOU for voting.”

Lizzo has regularly used fashion to make a political statement in the lead up to election day.

Last month, the singer accepted the award for Top Song Sales Artist at the Billboard Music Awards while wearing a custom  Christian Siriano, featuring the word “Vote” written across it several times.

For Halloween, she dressed up as the fly that landed on Mike Pence's head during the vice-presidential debate. To re-create the viral moment, the singer wore an outfit from Mister Howie with white Stuart Weitzman heels.

Last week, the 32-year-old also dressed up as her version of Uncle Sam, sharing a photo of her wearing an American flag bra and white denim shorts.

She captioned the picture: “Auntie Sam realness - RECLAIMING MY TIME MY COUNTRY MY RIGHTS.”

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