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Lizzo and the vindication of the presence of “obese and African-American” women on television

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Lizzo made history with her speech REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

The annual awards for excellence in the American television industry returned for its 2022 edition, leaving great musical numbers, controversial jokes in category presentations, as well as important triumphs that have immediately gone down in the history of the small screen with each one. of the collaborators that make it possible for TV to be the most important means of communication in the world.

With each statuette, the speech became one of the main attractions of the Emmys 2022, because the tendency to give thanks has gone into the background and social issues have become the main thing. Proof of this was what happened with the rapper Lizzo who managed to get the victory in the category Best Reality/Competition Series for his reality show Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrlstaking away the uninterrupted triumph for 5 years from RuPaul’s Drag RaceSomething that went against all odds.

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Some professional critics have assured that his triumph was due to the innovative general theme that his competition program had, something that was reflected in his speech as well, since his concern about having all kinds of representation on the small screen is just a small sample. of what she longed for in her childhood and has managed to see and fulfill her work.

The rapper gave a shocking speech (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
The rapper gave a shocking speech (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

“The trophy is nice, but my emotion is for these people who are on stage with me. The stories they shared are not so unique. They just aren’t told. Let’s tell more stories. When when i was little all i wanted was to see someone like me in the media: fat like me, black like me and pretty like me”, assured Lizzo when collecting the award.

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Just that small fragment at the beginning of her speech caused a great standing ovation that even interrupted the words of the interpreter of musical successes such as About Damn Time, Truth Hurts Y rumors -in collaboration with Cardi B-.

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His triumph against the United States Drag competition has reflected a weariness for the same thing that RuPaul has done for several years REUTERS / Aude Guerrucci
His triumph against the United States Drag competition has reflected a weariness for the same thing that RuPaul has done for several years REUTERS / Aude Guerrucci

“If I could go back and say something to little Lizzo, I would say, ‘You gon’ see that person, but bitch, it’ll have to be you‘. A year ago, these women were filming this television show that would change their lives forever. They’re Emmy Award-winning superstars going on a world tour! make some noise for me Big Grrrls. I love you very much. God bless you all. This is for the big girls,” she finished.

The star’s followers quickly pointed out on social networks that he already has an Emmy and several Grammys, so he would only need an Oscar and a Tony to achieve the consideration of “EGOT”, the label with which award winners are highlighted. the four main awards in the American entertainment industry, which by the way Lady Gaga recently achieved.

Despite Its Recent Emmy, “Watch Out For The Big Grrrls” Might Not Have A Second Season

The reality show might not return Lizzo's: Watch Out for the Big Grrrls - Cover
The reality show might not return Lizzo’s: Watch Out for the Big Grrrls – Cover

In January, the rapper said, “If I ever do another season, it won’t be because of the way it was received, or whether it was critically acclaimed or not. It will be out of necessity. If I need more dancers, this is the only way I know of to get dancers. I’ve been watching the industry slowly change since I’ve been in the game. I’ve seen it change, which is encouraging. I see a lot of inclusion of size in commercials. I’ll be looking and I’ll see a big black girl dancing up front. Sometimes I look at that shit and be like, ‘Did I do that?’” she shared to Variety.

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