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Lizzo calls out TikTok for deleting her bikini photos


ABC/Image Group LALizzo loves showing off bodacious bikini photos, and her fans appreciate her body-positive mantras.

That’s probably part of the reason she recently called out TikTok for removing her swimsuit photos from the popular short-form video platform.

While getting her hair styled, the “Truth Hurts” singer added a caption to her video that reads, “Tiktok keeps taking down my videos with me in my bathing suits. But allows other videos with girls in bathing suits.”

“I wonder why?” her caption continued. “Tiktok… we need to talk.”

Since posting, Lizzo’s video has gained over 1.9 million likes.

Many of Lizzo’s fans were quick to defend the singer. “They’ve been caught doing this to many people actually,”  wrote one.

Said another: “It’s so disheartening when TikTok picks favorites and discriminates … it happens to me I can’t image how much more it happens to others.”

A spokesperson for TikTok told Good Morning America that their team is “obsessed” with Lizzo and really love how much she interacts with the platform.  However, any videos that are taken down are moderated based on the platform’s community guidelines.

While there isn’t a strict policy against swimsuits, there are other restrictions that TikTok claims Lizzo’s videos violated, including adult nudity, sexual activities, and explicit content.

The platform insisted to GMA that the videos weren’t removed because Lizzo was wearing a swimsuit, and that there are several other videos of Lizzo in swimsuits that haven’t been taken down.

TikTok also advised that there is an appeals process in place for all videos and users.

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