Lizzo hits out at online critics, 'I'm quitting'

Lizzo is done with online haters.

„I'm tired of putting up with everyone's drag in my life and on the internet,” the Emmy- and Grammy-winning artist wrote in an Instagram post shared Friday afternoon. „All I wanted was to make music and make people happy and help the world be a little bit better than I found it. But I started to feel like the world didn't want me in it.

The 35-year-old said she continues to stand up to the lies that are told about her „because of how I look every time”, making jokes and distinguishing her character „every time”. by strangers. She closed the emotional post with the words „I quit” and a peace sign. It's not clear if she's saying she's quitting Instagram or all of her social media platforms without sharing the image on X (formerly Twitter) or TikTok. Or, perhaps Lizzo signaled that she was done with her music career? The Hollywood Reporter He has reached out to the singer's reps for clarification.

Friday's post came hours after Lizzo faced criticism at a star-studded fundraiser for President Joe Biden, featuring Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and appearances by Mindy Kaling, Queen Latifah, Ben Platt and Cynthia in a conversation with Biden and Stephen Colbert. Erivo and Lea Michele at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. As stated therein Associated PressThe event raised $26 million.

Lawyers for Lizzo's former dancers, who have accused her of sexual harassment and other workplace misconduct, have condemned her participation in the event. „It's a shame that Lizzo would be presiding over an event like this amid such egregious allegations,” attorney Ron Zambrano told News Nation. “Without getting into politics, I can't imagine why anyone would want to see Lizzo's reprehensible behavior and represent them in any way. It's a scary look.

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Last August, some of his touring dancers filed a lawsuit against the artist, claiming they were sexually harassed and suffered a hostile work environment. advertisement board The case was reported earlier this month Now on hold Lizzo appealed a ruling that allowed the case to move forward. For her part, Lizzo has denied any wrongdoing.

Shortly after the lawsuit was filed, she took to Instagram to defend herself. “I'm not here to be seen as a victim, but I also know that I'm not the villain that people and the media have been portraying me as over the past few days. There is nothing I take more seriously than the respect we women in the world deserve. These sensational stories come from former employees who have already publicly admitted that their behavior on the tour was inappropriate and unprofessional.

A month later, Lizzo hit the stage at the Black Music Action Coalition Gala at The Beverly Hilton to accept the Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award. In the months since then she has made other high-profile appearances. He returned to present an award at February's Grammy Awards, flying to Las Vegas for the Super Bowl and attending. Vanity FairA star-studded post-Oscar party in Beverly Hills.

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