Lizzo Says She’s Quitting Twitter Over “Too Many Trolls”
Lizzo has had enough of Twitter, and trolls are to blame.
The “Good As Hell” singer tweeted on Monday that she is taking a break from the social media platform, with no word on when she’ll return, other than saying it will be “when I feel like it.”
Yeah I can’t do this Twitter shit no more.. too many trolls… ✌🏾— Feelin Good As Hell (@lizzo) January 6, 2020
I’ll be back when I feel like it.
The self-love advocate and proud LGBTQ ally has been body-shamed by trolls in the past, but more recently, a particularly offensive meme of her being dropped from a plane onto Iran began to make the rounds.
Not too long ago, Lizzo also used the social media platform to confront pundit Dr. Boyce Watkins, who’d claimed that her fame comes not from her immense talent, but rather “because there is an obesity epidemic in America.”
Of course, the Grammy-nominated singer deftly put him in his place, reminding us all that she has earned her success through talent and hard work.
I’m popular because I write good songs and I’m talented and perform high energy hour and a half shows filled with love.— Feelin Good As Hell (@lizzo) December 23, 2019
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 😏 https://t.co/zXnOv4f9Dr
“I’ve always had to turn haters into congratulators,” Lizzo said in a September 2019 interview with Billboard, adding she has “never lost that mentality of ’I have to win you over.’”
Many of her followers responded to the news with love:
It can feel so low vibrational and if you’re not contributing to the negativity—pointless at times. Sending love. 🤗❤️— Ashlee Marie Preston (@AshleeMPreston) January 6, 2020
sending u love babe <3— James Charles (@jamescharles) January 6, 2020
do you mama 🤍— rachel zegler (@rachelzegler) January 6, 2020
Fuck them! I promise there are more of us that love you 🖤 but your mental health is important, so you do you!— Glenn Garner (@xoxo_glenn) January 6, 2020
Please know for every troll, there are so many genuine fans here to show love and support. We've got your back QUEEN! Hope you come back to us soon! ❤ pic.twitter.com/yQ9ANzTF0u— Lozza 🇬🇧🇬🇭💜 (@lozzawayne) January 6, 2020