Lizzo shared her thoughts on cancel culture, suggesting that it has become “trendy, misused, and misdirected.”
On Sunday (Jan. 8) the Special singer tweeted: “This may be a random time to say this but it’s on my heart…cancel culture is appropriation. There was real outrage from truly marginalized people and now it’s become trendy, misused, and misdirected.”
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"I hope we can phase out of this & focus our outrage on the real problems," she added.
According to Merriam-Webster, cancel culture is the “practice or tendency of engaging in mass canceling as a way of expressing disapproval and exerting social pressure.”
Last summer, Lizzo was blasted for a lyric in her song “GRRRLS” that some claimed was an ableist slur.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, the 34-year-old said that she was unaware of that particular connotation and was using it “in the way that it's used in the Black community" to mean "go off, turn up.” She ultimately chose to edit the song and change the wording.
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