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Lizzo‘s done with Twitter — for now!
The singer tweeted the announcement to her fans on Sunday morning. After being the subject of constant trolling, she’s taking a break.
“Yeah, I can’t do this Twitter sh*t no more..too many trolls…” she tweeted. “I’ll be back when I feel like it.”
Lizzo’s latest tweet comes as a breaking point for the singer, who, up until now, has been seemingly unbothered by trolls. And, on many occasions, she’s even been known to clap back at them.
Just a few weeks ago, the “Truth Hurts” singer clapped back at Dr. Boyce Watkins, who tweeted that her popularity was due to an “obesity epidemic in America.”
“#Lizzo [popularity] is because there is an 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 tweeted about the singer. “Unfortunately, many of these people are dying from diabetes and heart disease.”
In classic Lizzo-fashion, she clapped back at Watkins, tweeting, “I’m popular because I write good songs and I’m talented and perform high energy hour and a half shows filled with love. 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.”
On another occasion, the singer was the subject of a similar trolling attack after a video went viral of the singer twerking at a December 8 Lakers game in a long t-shirt with the back cut out, exposing her buttocks.
Lizzo seemed unbothered by the negativity, posting to Instagram Live, “Never ever let somebody stop you or shame you from being yourself. This is who I’ve always been. Now everyone’s lookin’ at it, and your criticism can just remain your criticism. Your criticism has no effect on me.”
“Nothing really breaks my joy,” she continued. “I’m a really solid, grounded person, and I know that I’m shocking because you’ve never seen in a long time a body like mine doing whatever it wants to do and dressing the way that it dresses and moving the way that it moves.”
However, the singer has chosen to take a break after the latest set of attacks. In June, the singer had an emotional moment on social media, expressing that she felt depressed and isolated.
“I am depressed, and I cannot talk to anyone because there is nothing anyone can do about it,” she said. “Life hurts.”
Despite Lizzo’s struggle with depression, she’s had a monumental 2019, closing out the decade as Entertainer of The Year for the Associated Press.
Near the end of 2019, Lizzo shared her decade-long journey — including ups and downs — with her fans in an Instagram post.
Lizzo may be gone, temporarily, from Twitter, but the singer seems to be doing well.
The singer, who’s touring in Australia, even took time to post an update, via Instagram, about her mental health. “My confidence is comin back,” she revealed in an the post.
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