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Lizzo says she's tired of being 'dragged' by online critics: 'I quit' |  Lizzo

Lizzo says she's tired of being 'dragged' by online critics: 'I quit' | Lizzo

Emmy and Grammy Award-winning artist Lizzo appears to have announced her retirement from the world of entertainment via a post on her Instagram account that ended with: “I quit.”

“I'm tired of putting up with dragging everyone in my life and on the internet,” the singer and flutist wrote. “All I want is to make music, make people happy, and help the world be a little better than I found it. But I'm starting to feel like the world doesn't want me in it.

She continued: “I constantly oppose the lies that are said about me because of my influence and my views… I am the butt of the joke every time because of my appearance.”

“My character is being cannibalized by people who don’t know me and don’t respect my name. I didn’t sign up for this shit.”

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Her post, published on Friday, was met with a torrent of supportive comments, including from Paris Hilton, who said: “We love you queen,” and Chiara Mooring, a contestant on Watch Out for the Big Grrrls, a reality show for Lizzo's 2022 competition. Who encouraged her to “keep going.”

“Can't let the haters win, Mama Lizzo. You're loved: keep it up,” Mooring said.

Since Lizzo, whose legal name is Melissa Jefferson, has gained popularity in the late 2010s with singles like Truth Hurts and Good as Hell. Her size and choice to wear revealing clothing has made her a heroine of the body positivity movement but also a topic Fat shaming comments And online sarcasm.

In May of last year, Lizzo closed her Twitter account account and threatened to quit the music industry amid a wave of body-shaming comments that speculated on her diet and whether she was avoiding losing weight because it wouldn't be good for her brand.

Lizzo followed up her online claps with an Instagram post of herself on stage at a concert holding a sign that read: “I'm sorry people on Twitter are bad. You're beautiful and special.”

The post was captioned: “I will never shut up about how difficult it is for fat people to simply exist. Minding your business is free. If the internet was limited and it took 24 hours to post one comment, I wonder what social media would be like.”

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Despite the scrutiny, Lizzo has led a successful career. She's won four Grammy Awards, an Emmy for Watch Out for the Big Grrrls, and performed the opening song in the movie Barbie last summer.

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She has been accused and sued for sexual harassment, racial discrimination, and promoting a hostile work environment by her dancers. In September, a former clothing designer filed a similar lawsuit, alleging that she was subjected to sexual and racist bullying and harassment in an “unsafe and sexually charged workplace culture.”

Lizzo asked the judges to dismiss the lawsuits. But in February the judge She denied moving In the case brought by former dancers.

Friday's Instagram post marked a stark contrast to a post she shared on March 17 where she talked about writing new music and thanked her fans for their patience.

“I'm writing some of the best music and I'm so excited to hear it all. “I'm about to be a normal human again…to be outside…to love and trust people…to try to make new friends…to sing and talk about my pain and my joy Lizzo's comment read.

“Just give me a little time. Thank you for your patience, and to those who unfollowed me, thank you too, because now I know where we stand.

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