Lizzo is discussing cancel culture, in which individuals face harsh repercussions for allegedly detrimental remarks or behaviors.
In a tweet published on Sunday, the Grammy-winning artiste stated that the habit of cancelling others has “become trendy, misused and misdirected.”
“This may be a random time to say this but it’s on my heart.. cancel culture is appropriation,” Lizzo wrote on her Twitter account. “There was real outrage from truly marginalized people and now it’s become trendy, misused and misdirected.”
The ‘About Damn Time’ singer continued by expressing her wish that “we can phase out of this and 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.
While she did not expound on the subject, Lizzo received a rush of positive responses from fans praising her stance.
While many people believe that so-called cancel culture is promoting accountability by encouraging people to think about their statements before they speak and act, others have condemned it as a form of controlling the dialogue and limiting free speech.
Lizzo certainly isn’t the only celebrity who has expressed reservations about the current climate, for a variety of reasons. In a 2021 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Dakota Johnson called cancel culture a “downer.”
Kevin Hart also spoke out in a 2021 interview, noting that he had been canceled “three or four times.”
“If somebody has done something truly damaging then, absolutely, a consequence should be attached,” Hart told the Sunday Times. “But when you just talk about … nonsense? When you’re talking, ‘Someone said! They need to be taken [down]!’ Shut the f*** up! What are you talking about?
“When did we get to a point where life was supposed to be perfect?” the comedian continued. “Where people were supposed to operate perfectly all the time? I don’t understand. I don’t expect perfection from my kids. I don’t expect it from my wife, friends, employees. Because, last I checked, the only way you grow up is from f***ing up. I don’t know a kid who hasn’t f***ed up or done some dumb s**t.”
Earlier, the singer took to her Twitter account to state that all she wants is to exist without the continual assault of body-related insults. Is it asking too much? According to her, it is not the case.
Her video begins by addressing the topic around bodies in general, not just hers, by stating that regardless of her appearance, people believe she’s too large, too small, and everything in between. While she does not address anyone by name, she labels as “delusional” everyone who focuses on her physique. She states that, as an artist, she is here to create art.