Lizzo Reportedly Dropped From Super Bowl Halftime Consideration
Lizzo will reportedly not be a contender for next year’s Super Bowl Halftime show or any part of the NFL game, due to the sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit filed from three of her former dancers.
“Talks of Lizzo being a part of the Halftime festivities, or performing the National Anthem, are dead now that she is surrounded by scandal,” as her team is “desperately trying to come up with a strategy to save her sinking ship,” a statement from an unnamed source from Daily Mail said.
“It is becoming more and more difficult with more people coming forth accusing her of extremely inappropriate acts,” the statement continued. “Lizzo has raked in a massive amount of money but her minute is pretty much up it seems and no one knows if she will be able to recover from this. If she speaks out, her statements are shredded. If she stays quiet, she is called a coward. Either way, it does not appear at this moment that she can recover from this.”
In a complaint obtained by Billboard, the dancers allege that Lizzo pressured the dancers into attending a live sex show in Amsterdam. The lawsuit details at the show, “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. Lizzo then turned her attention to Ms. Davis and began pressuring Ms. Davis to touch the breasts of one of the nude women performing at the club.”
The lawsuit also alleges that Shirlene Quigley, the captain of Lizzo’s dance team ” … forced her religious beliefs on the plaintiffs and took repeated actions that made them uncomfortable, including commenting about their sexual virginity and simulating oral sex on a banana in front of them.”
Lizzo broke her silence on the matter earlier this month.
“These sensationalized stories are coming from former employees who have already publicly admitted that they were told their behavior on tour was inappropriate and unprofessional,” Lizzo responded in part.
“There is nothing I take more seriously than the respect we deserve as women in the world. I know what it feels like to be body shamed on a daily basis, and would absolutely never criticize or terminate an employee because of their weight,” Lizzo continued. “I am hurt, but I will not let the good work I’ve done in the world be overshadowed by this.” She concluded, “I want to thank everyone who has reached out and support to lift me up during this difficult time.”
Take a look at Lizzo’s full post below: