Lizzo buys lunch for doctors and medical staff working around the clock amid coronavirus pandemic
Lizzo is doing her bit when it comes to giving the first responders like doctors, nurses and other medical staff something to cheer about as they put in inhuman hours treating an increasing number of patients infected with the novel streak of coronavirus that has taken over the world, forcing countries to temporarily close borders.
The 'Juice' singer, 31, sponsored lunch for the ER members of a number of hospitals, including a University of Minnesota affiliate in Minneapolis. Minneapolis will always hold a special place in Lizzo's heart because it was where she first started her singer career from.
“She sent several hospitals food that were hit really hard for staff working around the clock,” her publicist told the Seattle Times. “She is planning to send food to more hospitals as well.”
On March 31, the staff at the University of Washington Medical Center thanked the pop star on Twitter for her generosity. "We (heart emojis) @lizzo! Thanks for treating our hardworking @UWMedicine ER staff to lunch today!" the tweet was captioned along with multiple pictures of smiling staff members who excitedly dug into the goodies in front of them.
In the past, Lizzo has also engaged in doing good for the community, even if the crisis in question was not in her own country. As we had reported earlier, she took a break from her music tour in Australia to lend a helping hand at a food bank in Victoria, amid the bushfire crisis that has displaced thousands of the residents in January.
The songstress spent time volunteering at Melbourne’s Foodbank on January 8, handing out package food hampers for those who have been affected by the devastating fires. The organization shared a number of photos where Lizzo is seen donning the bright orange food bank jacket and blue plastic gloves as she got busy feeding as many as she could.
"We had the one and only Lizzo helping us sort and pack hampers in the warehouse today! If you'd like to join Lizzo in supporting the bushfire crisis," Foodbank Victoria captioned a picture on their Twitter page.
Their Facebook post, which included a number of snaps from the food drive, said: "Beautiful Lizzo stopped by our Foodbank Victoria warehouse today to thank our hardworking team and vollies who have been working tirelessly for the past 6 days. What a [star] she even packed hampers for fire-affected regions. Thank you for the support."
Earlier this month, Lizzo, who is outspoken about body positivity, was left feeling a bit miffed with viral video app TikTok after they decided to remove some clips that featured the plus-sized artist in a bathing suit. The singer decided to call them out on it, unable to comprehend why they would do such a thing.
While TikTok's community guidelines do prohibit pornography, there has been no mention at all of any bathing suits being deemed taboo. And given Lizzo's substantial clout on social media, TikTok was swift to issue an explanation for their actions, hoping to limit the damage done. In a quick turnaround, the viral video sharing service promptly reinstated the video.
"I just want to express how amazing Lizzo is as a creator, as an artist, and as a trendsetter," TikTok's spokeswoman said. "And our community loves her, so immediately, as soon as we saw it might be an issue, looked into it. And our team is in touch with her team, so when she's like 'Tik Tok let's talk."