Jan 9, 2023

Lizzo Calls Cancel Culture Appropriation…

Thoughts? Lizzo was hot off the press when she used her social media power to share her thoughts on Cancel Culture, calling the act itself appropriation.

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When we saw that Lizzo spoke out about cancel culture and it’s misused abuses on people we thought to ourselves well…borrowing from one of her song titles: “Truth Hurts.” The multi-hyphenate spoke out on Twitter where she argued that cancel culture has “become trendy” and diminishes more serious issues.

“This may be a random time to say this but it’s on my heart … cancel culture is appropriation,” she tweeted. “There was real outrage from truly marginalized people and now it’s become trendy, misused and misdirected.” She continued, “I hope we can phase out of this & focus our outrage on the real problems.”

Unfortunately the  “About Damn Time” singer-songwriter did not give any examples of how cancel culture has been appropriated or “misused.” And, yes, you guessed it the open-ended claim lit social media fire, prompting people to fill in the gaps. As always the comment section was a massive headache filled with all the usual riff raff arguing on the internet, when does it stop? And do you agree? Do you think Lizzo has a point?

It’s 2023 can we… cancel cancel culture?