As the controversy between Beyoncé‘s Ivy Park and the plus-size community grows, Megan Thee Stallion and Lizzo posted videos on social media of their Ivy Park shipments.
Megan posted an Instagram video of herself twerking to Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love” as she received her box from Ivy Park.
The rising rap superstar captioned the video, “Omg what’s in theee boxxxxx. Thank you Beyoncé Ivy Park.”
Pop phenom Lizzo posted a video of her own on Instagram, acting out City Girls’ “This For Rachael,” alongside her creative director Quinn Wilson.
Both women are proud Beyhive members and share the same hometown — Houston — along with the celebrated pop icon. The athleisure collection officially launched on January 17 and several celebrities and influencers received boxes.
Their shipments came at a time when the collection has been facing backlash for the lack of inclusivity from the plus-size community. The controversy began when essayist Candice Marie Benbow and blogger LaToya T. Wright pointed out the faux pas. Many fans have also been voicing their opinions over the lack of sizes beyond XL in the collection — for both men and women.
“We can love her and still say Bey is wrong for Ivy Park’s size exclusion,” Benbow wrote on Twitter earlier this month. “You can’t celebrate the inclusivity of your other projects, having plus size dancers and background singers, but ignore us *again* when it comes to this. The exclusion is intentional and I’m tired.”
We can love her and still say Bey is wrong for Ivy Park’s size exclusion.
You can’t celebrate the inclusivity of your other projects, having plus size dancers and background singers, but ignore us *again* when it comes to this.
The exclusion is intentional and I’m tired.
— Candice Marie Benbow (@CandiceBenbow) January 18, 2020
Wright composed an essay on her blog Curvy Fashionista regarding the exclusion. She even pointed out Beyoncé’s emphasis on inclusivity in a December 2019 press release for the collection.