You can't say anything these days without someone crying about it.
That's probably what a lot of people are thinking after Lizzo was criticized for using the word "spaz" in her new single “GRRRLS," which samples the Beastie Boys' 1986 cut "Girls."
“Hey @lizzo my disability Cerebral Palsy is literally classified as Spastic Diplegia (where spasticity refers to unending painful tightness in my legs) your new song makes me pretty angry + sad," one person wrote. "‘Spaz’ doesn’t mean freaked out or crazy. It’s an ableist slur. It’s 2022. Do better."
So, Lizzo changed the lyric in the song and released another version.
"I never want to promote derogatory language," she wrote on social media. "As a fat Black woman in America, I’ve had many hurtful words used against me so I overstand the power words can have (whether intentionally or in my case unintentionally)."
Eventually, people like The Game came to Lizzo's defense, while expressing confusion.
“Spaz is like wildin out,” he wrote," according to HipHopDX. “I’m lost."
Gangsta Boo also weighed in.
“This is really aggravating! The internet gave WAY TOOOOOOOOOOOO MANY people voices to cry.”
What's your stance on all this?