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Trolls have forced Lizzo off Twitter

2020-01-07

Even for an artist like Lizzo, who’s risen to fame with a message of positivity and spent her career fighting haters, Twitter trolls can wear you down.

The singer-songwriter/rapper, best known for tracks like “Truth Hurts” and “Good As Hell,” announced on Sunday that she’s taking a break from the social media site because there were too many trolls.

“I’ll be back when I feel like it,” she said vaguely.

Yeah I can’t do this Twitter shit no more.. too many trolls... ???

I’ll be back when I feel like it.

Lizzo is currently on tour in Australia, which in itself should keep her busy enough not to miss scrolling through her replies. But this moment of vulnerability from perhaps the most put-upon pop star of the past few years is an important reminder that, no matter how famous you are, toxic tweets can get exhausting.

Lizzo’s specific non-controversies, which can spark an intense amount of hate from a small-but-loud minority of Twitter users, usually center around her weight or her confidence in her body. While typically, the star has found it in her to respond to these annoyances with a witty or righteous comeback that gets applauded by her followers, she must have decided it’s no longer worth it.