Fans have criticized Lizzo for using indecent swearing in her lyrics and wanted the singer to change her words. Lizzo has been climbing the charts since the release of singer About Damn Time. It even caught everyone’s attention on TikTok by introducing a dance trend to the game.
After his success, Lizzo fired Grrrls. Because the singer used music on his platform, fans wanted to change the word lyrics. Fans accused the singer for using offensive language in the opening stanza of his latest song.
She says “Hold my bag, b ** h/ Hold my bag / Have you have this s ** t? I’m sp ** z / I’m about to knock some out.”
Why Fans are Critizing Lizzo?
Fans mocked the musician’s choice of words, especially his use of the term “sp * zz”.
I’m disappointed in @lizzo for using the word “sp@z” in her new song “Grrrls”. There’s no excuse for using an ableist insult in a song in 2022. As someone who champions women, plus size people and others whom society treats poorly, Lizzo preaches inclusivity and should do better.— Callum Stephen (He/Him) (@AutisticCallum_) June 11, 2022
Hey @lizzo my disability Cerebral Palsy is literally classified as Spastic Diplegia (where spasticity refers to unending painful tightness in my legs) your new song makes me pretty angry + sad. ‘Spaz’ doesn’t mean freaked out or crazy. It’s an ableist slur. It’s 2022. Do better.— Hannah Diviney (@hannah_diviney) June 12, 2022
While in the United States spoken language is used with a similar meaning to “go crazy” or “go crazy,” the term comes from the word “spastic,” which is used in medicine to describe convulsions that may experience a condition such as childhood. cerebral palsy. This term is often used in a destructive way to describe people with disabilities, especially cerebral palsy. After the single (June 10) release of the single, fans and activists with disabilities went on social networks to acknowledge their disappointment with the text. Others call to pull the track and reload with the line removed.
Oh @lizzo— Kate Stanforth (@KateStanforth) June 11, 2022
A VERY influential figure, using the word sp@z in her new song.
An offensive and derogatory term. As someone who’s written about the use of disability language, especially slang/slur words which have been used in schools, this is a huge step back.
Please, remove it.
it doesn’t matter if lizzo knew the ableist connotations of the word sp*z, it is still problematic. so many people will sing this song and integrate the word into their day to day language.— Ru 🌸 cripfluencer ✨ (@chr0nicallycute) June 11, 2022
Lizzo is not the first artist to experience controversy over the use of the term in a song. In 2019, for example, rapper Bhad Bhabie released a song called ‘Spaz’ and faced similar criticism from promoters for the disabled.
Lizzo and his team
They have not yet responded to the outage. ‘Grrrls’ is the second song from their upcoming fourth album ‘Special’ after the April main single ‘About Damn Time’. ‘Special’ is due to arrive on July 15, the first album since the first album ‘Cuz I Love You’ in 2019.