Facebook has started removing posts that it believes to be “fatphobic” and “racist” from the pages of Lizzo, a rapper and singer, after posts riddled with hateful language directed at her and other people who identify as overweight were left on her pages.
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Facebook is reported to have taken down a “lot of comments” posted on Lizzo’s account and Instagram postings (photo courtesy of Getty Images). )
Facebook is working hard to remove the nasty remarks that were allegedly posted on Lizzo’s Facebook page and Instagram postings.
Last Sunday, the singer and rapper took to Instagram Live to explain that she has received “fatphobic and racist” harassment as a result of her new track Rumors with Cardi B.
According to TMZ, Facebook deleted “a lot of comments” posted on Lizzo’s account as well as on photos she published on Instagram, which the corporation also controls.
A Facebook spokesman told Metro.co.uk that the company has deleted numerous comments that violated its hate speech and harassment policies. It will keep reviewing reports and taking action.
During her livestream, Lizzo, real name Melissa Jefferson, sobbed over the nasty remarks, saying, ‘There are individuals that have something terrible to say about you, and for the most part, it doesn’t hurt my emotions, I don’t care.’
‘I simply believe that when I work this hard, my tolerance drops.’ My tolerance is waning, I’m more sensitive, and it’s wearing me down.
‘In the strangest manner, I’m witnessing hostility aimed at me. People say things about me that don’t make any sense.
Lizzo was moved to tears when she saw the nasty remarks on Instagram Live (Picture: Instagram)
‘It’s fatphobic, racist, and demeaning.’ If you don’t like my music, that’s OK; if you don’t like Rumors, that’s fine, too; but a lot of people dislike me because of how I appear and what I’m like… Anyway, I’m having one of those days when I don’t have time to accomplish anything. I believe I’m just overwhelmed.’
The 33-year-old said that individuals who made the derogatory remarks would do it “again and over and over again, particularly to us large Black ladies,” telling them to “suck my p***y from behind.”
Lizzo has faced backlash for her collaboration with Cardi B, Rumors, which has been labeled as “fatphobic” and “racist.” (Photo courtesy of Lizzo/YouTube)
Several celebs, including partner Cardi B, as well as Jameela Jamil, Chloe Bailey, and Missy Elliott, who previously collaborated with Lizzo on the song Tempo, rushed to her defense.
Lizzo later added on Twitter: ‘Loving yourself in a world that don’t love u back takes an incredible amount of self awareness & a bulls*** detector that can see through a** backwards societal standards…
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‘I’m proud of you if you managed to love yourself today. Even if you haven’t, I’m proud of you. This s*** is difficult.’
Lizzo has subsequently spoken out again against the abuse of Black women in the music business, claiming that she believes she would have been “erased” if not for social media.
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