Lizzo urges people to ‘stop rewarding negativity’ in powerful Instagram video

Singer encouraged her followers to spread positive messages instead

Roisin O'Connor@Roisin_OConnor
Monday 31 August 2020 14:22
Lizzo calls on people to 'stop rewarding negativity'

Lizzo has shared a video in which she calls on her followers to stop promoting hatred and negativity on social media.

In the clip, the singer acknowledged the appeal of going viral and the desire for some to be an “internet celebrity”.

However, Lizzo pointed out that there are other ways to find success than by “rewarding negativity”.

“How about we stop boosting hurtful and hateful things on the internet?” she suggested.

“If you see a post about somebody and it’s maybe something you wouldn’t want to hear about yourself or someone you love, how about not share it, how about not repost it?”

“Even if you don’t like it, don’t ‘like hate it’.”

The “Juice” artist said that instead, people should boost positive things that inspire them and make others feel good.

“Boost that, and don’t boost this negative bullying that we’ve gotten used to,” she said.

“You have the power to make kindness sexy,” she wrote in the caption. “You never know what somebody is going through.”

In June, Lizzo shared a video telling body shamers that she was “not working out to have your ideal body type”.

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