Lizzo quits social media after claiming she can't deal with trolls anymore
The 'Truth Hurts' singer was being constantly bombarded with vicious jokes whenever she posted anything on social media
Singer Lizzo stole our hearts in a phenomenal year that saw her grab an incredible eight Grammy nominations. She was even named Time Magazine's Entertainer of the Year in 2019 for her musical contributions and affable larger-than-life persona.
Despite skyrocketing to global stardom in the last year, Lizzo has also had to deal with her fair share of criticism and backbiting trolls, thanks to her surging popularity and bootylicious plus-size figure.
But the fun-loving rapper-singer and accomplished flutist has usually taken it all in her stride with a healthy dose of humor and positivity. Just last month in December, she was seen backhanding a certain Dr Boyce Watkins on social media for claiming that she was only popular currently because of America's ongoing "obesity epidemic".
The doctor had originally made the body-shaming accusation that the singer Lizzo was only popular because "there is an obesity epidemic in America. Rather than encouraging people to do better, we are simply lying to them and telling them that they are just fine the way they are. Unfortunately, many of these people are dying from diabetes and heart disease."
While there were far too many things that were wrong with that narrow-minded observation, it didn't even need to be addressed by her fans — Lizzo did that for us in classic fashion.
The feisty 'Juice' singer, never one to back down from a worthwhile confrontation, hit back at the trollish comment saying, "I'm popular because I write good songs, I’m talented and perform high energy hour-and-a-half shows filled with love." The 31-year-old performer continued, "The only person who needs to do better is you. Keep my name out ya mouth & look in the mirror before you come for me. Here’s the attention you ordered."
But over the weekend, Lizzo finally came to the end of her proverbial rope with the recent spate of jokes and attention she had been receiving from trolls on social media.
Every human being has a breaking point, and it became clear that too many people had been testing Lizzo's patience and good graces on the Internet recently. So she did the next best thing instead of responding to every single hateful comment on her posts. She decided her silence would be a powerful enough statement.
"Yeah I can't do this Twitter s**t no more... too many trolls," Lizzo tweeted on January 5. "I'll be back when I feel like it." To see her post, click here.
Fans have been incredibly supportive of her decision, posting messages of love and solidarity. Some even promised to take on the role of shooting down her detractors if Lizzo decided to come back to social media soon.
We guess in this case, the 'Truth Hurts' in more instances than we'd like to admit. We wish Lizzo complete peace of mind and hope she will be back on social media soon. We need more lively people like her online!