Lizzo kicks off the new year with a list of grievances about the state of social media — including the notion that “cancel culture” has been twisted into something unrecognizable.
The singer has voiced a lot of opinions lately about what she sees as complete nonsense when it comes to what people are focusing on online — especially when it comes to her. On Sunday, however, she had a new thought…that undoing the culture itself is appropriation.
Here’s how Lizzo puts it… “There was real outrage from really marginalized people and now it’s become fashionable, misused and misdirected.” She adds, “Hopefully we can get that out of the way and focus our outrage on the real issues.” In the comments, several people seem to agree.
Her cancel culture theory is just the latest insight she has expressed on this issue. Earlier this week, she tackled social media discourse as a whole – suggesting that users (likely those on Twitter) need to do a better job of filtering truth from fiction before jumping to conclusions.
This goes beyond the extensive debates about her figure, BTW – which continues to be a topic of conversation. Now, there seems to be talk about Lizzo’s music, and which bands she may or may not go to… not to mention opinions on his run.
Speaking of fat-shaming, Lizzo is tackling this head on again. It looks like she’s getting a bit of what Adele was subjected to when she noticeably lost weight… people are criticizing her for not ‘loving’ herself the way she was – this after she was teased without pity for years as she did just that and championed body positivity. A lose-lose scenario, really.
Sure, some might say she better cut out all that noise and get on with her business — but Lizzo has never been one to bite her tongue. On the contrary, she says what she thinks… that’s what so many people love about her to begin with.
Something tells us she’ll keep calling it as she sees it. But on this specific view of cancel culture being inappropriately hijacked…it’s an interesting point of contention for sure.