Lizzo believes cancel culture is “appropriation” and has become a “trendy” and “misused” term. On Sunday (January 8), the singer expressed her concerns about the phrase on her social media. “This may be a random time to say this but it’s on my heart.. cancel culture is appropriation,” she wrote in a tweet. “There was real outrage from truly marginalized people and now it’s become trendy, misused and misdirected. I hope we can phase out of this & focus our outrage on the real problems.”
This may be a random time to say this but it’s on my heart.. cancel culture is appropriation.— FOLLOW @YITTY (@lizzo) January 8, 2023
There was real outrage from truly marginalized people and now it’s become trendy, misused and misdirected.
I hope we can phase out of this & focus our outrage on the real problems.
“Cancel culture” has been widely criticized by those who believe that it doesn’t allow people to make mistakes or learn from them. One person responded to Lizzo’s tweet, “I feel like initially, the focus was on people getting consequences for their misdeeds but ‘cancel culture’ really has taken on this form of a mass effort to remove someone from their standing/place because of a perceived misdeed.”
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Lizzo’s tweet come shortly after she addressed the discourse on bodies on Tiktok. The singer-songwriter gave examples of the kind of comments she was receiving on her posts like, “‘Oh my gosh, you’re so big. [gags] You need to lose weight, but for your health,’ to ‘Oh my gosh, you’re so little. You need to get a– or titties or something.’ To, ‘Oh my gosh, why did she get all that work done? It’s just too much work.'”
Lizzo called out the “delusion,” saying, “Do you realize that artists are not here to fit into your beauty standards? Artists are here to make art. And this body is art and I’mma do whatever I want with this body. I wish that comments costed y’all money so we could see how much time we are f—ing wasting on the wrong thing. Can we leave that s— back there please?”