To borrow the title of one of her songs: “The Truth Hurts.”
Sunday morning, Lizzo, 34, resorted to social media to discuss cancel culture.
The vocalist of “About Damn Time” said that cancel culture has “become fashionable” and detracts from more significant issues.
“This may be an odd time to bring this up, but it’s on my mind… “to appropriate culture is to cancel it,” she tweeted. “There was genuine outrage from marginalized individuals, but now it’s trendy, misused, and misdirected.”
She continued, “I hope we can move past this and direct our outrage toward the real issues.”
Lizzo was criticized last summer for employing a “ableist” phrase in her song “Grrrls.”
On social media, disability groups criticized the artist for using the term “sp-z,” which is a typical American slang for the term “spastic” that means “going crazy” or “freaking out” but is exceedingly disrespectful in the United Kingdom and intended to demean individuals with cerebral palsy.
Lizzo said that cancel culture has “become fashionable” and trivializes more significant issues.
People asked that she alter the lyrics or be cancelled.
Lizzo ultimately yielded to the uproar and altered the song’s lyrics.
“It has been brought to my attention that my song ‘GRRRLS’ contains an offensive word,” she remarked on Twitter at the time. “Let me be clear on one point: I never intend to promote offensive language. As a big black woman in America, I have been the target of many nasty words, therefore I am aware of the impact words can have (whether intentionally or accidentally).
Lizzo performs onstage during the 2022 BET Awards on June 26, 2022 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
“I am pleased to announce that there is a new version of girls with altered lyrics. This is the effect of my attentiveness and subsequent action. “As an influential artist, I am committed to being a part of the world-changing challenge I’ve been waiting for,” she concluded.