The trolls, viral chasers and all inclusive bullies have proven to be too much for breakout star, Lizzo. The “Truth Hurts” singer/rapper has quit Twitter.
The multifaceted artist says she is making her exit from Twitter after the constant harassment by social media troll accounts,
“Yeah I can’t do this Twitter shit no more.. too many trolls…I’ll be back when I feel like it.” Lizzo tweeted on Sunday.
She also addressed her hiatus during on Instagram Live, explaining, “I would love to be on Twitter ’cause I could connect with you people who positively support me… not to mention spreading my own positive messages.” she added. “But now I’ve gotten to a point where I’m not just dealing with Internet bullies, I’m dealing with seeing a lot of negativity on the Internet dealing with everyone.”
The 31-year-old has faced an immense amount of criticism for her weight, her racy outfit choices and even her winning big at the 2019 Soul Train Awards, with many arguing that she was not worthy of the awards, being that her music is often more closely aligned with pop music than with soul and r&b.
She went on to address how the constant negativity is taking a toll on her, despite her best efforts to keep up her positive persona.
“I can deal with internet bullies… but when I see how, not just insensitive, but hateful and hurtful we are towards each other. When I just log on every day and see something devastating and something tragic every single day. Even from my well of positivity, I feel it and it doesn’t feel good.”
Lizzo, who is currently performing in Australia, will return to the states in time for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on January 26th, where she has a high chance of taking home multiple awards, as she is nominated for an impressive eight Grammy’s including Album of the Year and Best New Artist.
One thing is for sure, while social media is a useful tool for enacting change, it’s negative reach can surely cause a lasting impact.