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Singer Lizzo edits 'ableist slur' out of her new song after online backlash

Added 06-13-22 10:17:02pm EST - “Singer Lizzo is rereleasing a new song after editing out an "ableist slur" that she had initially included in the song. The popular singer was criticized on social media for including the word "spaz" in her new song "Grrrls." Some…” - Theblaze.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theblaze.com: “Singer Lizzo edits 'ableist slur' out of her new song after online backlash”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Singer Lizzo is rereleasing a new song after editing out an "ableist slur" that she had initially included in the song.

The popular singer was criticized on social media for including the word "spaz" in her new song "Grrrls." Some pointed out that the word is a slur in the United Kingdom and Australia, but in the U.S. it also has an additional innocuous meaning of "freaking out."

"Here man if you’ve never been bullied and called a spazz or a spastic because of your disability you don’t get to decide whether Lizzo’s new song is offensive or not. Kindly sit the f*** down," read one tweet with 778 likes.

"Hey @lizzo please remove the word 'spaz' from your new song because it's a slur and really offensive to the disabled community," read another response.

Others defended Lizzo on the basis that "spazz" with two z's is African-American Vernacular English and thereby not really a slur, as it would be with one z.

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