Lizzo removes ‘harmful’ ableist slur from new song Grrrls after criticism

“It has been brought to my attention that there is a harmful word in my new song Grrrls. Let me make one thing clear: I never want to promote derogatory language,” she wrote. “As a fat black woman in America, I have had many hurtful words used against me so I understand the power words can have (whether intentionally, or in my case, unintentionally.)”

She said she was proud to release a new version of the song with a changed lyric.

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Guardian Australia

Date published:
Tue 14th Jun, 2022