Lizzo Announces Break From Twitter: “Too Many Trolls”
The year is barely breaking in, and Lizzo is already announcing a break from Twitter. Sunday, the songstress and instrumentalist took to Twitter to unveil that she’s had enough of the Internet’s worse.
“Yeah I can’t do this Twitter shit no more.. too many trolls,” she wrote in one tweet. “I’ll be back when I feel like it.”
Yeah I can’t do this Twitter shit no more.. too many trolls… ✌🏾
I’ll be back when I feel like it.
— Feelin Good As Hell (@lizzo) January 6, 2020
Lizzo’s newest announcement arrives in the midst of growing public scrutiny with many resorting to the singer’s physique as a means of attack while also finding issues with her choice of decorum (see: the thong dress at the Lakers game). Recently, she was tasked with responding to Dr. Boyce Watkins who asserted that the singer was only popular because of the “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,” Watkins said. “Many of these people are dying from diabetes and heart disease.”
Lizzo soon clapped back with a response of her own, attributing her success to her actual talent and accusing Watkins of digging for clout.
“I’m popular because I write good songs and I’m talented and perform high energy hour and a half shows filled with love,” Lizzo replied. “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.”
Let’s hope that this absence gives Lizzo the clarity that she needs to move forward capitalizing off the extraordinary year that was 2019.