Grammy-winning artist Lizzo has revised the lyrics of her new single after lovers talked about a term considered to be an ableist slur.
The 34-year-old has removed the word “spaz” from the track “Grrrls” from her upcoming “Special” album.
Disability advocates say the term is seen as a slur in the disability community, especially for those with spastic diplegia, according to Variety.
One woman reached out to the “Truth Hurts” singer on Twitter, saying, “Hey @lizzo my disability Cerebral Palsy is literally classified as Spastic Diplegia
your new song makes me pretty angry + sad. ‘Spaz’ doesn’t mean freaked out or crazy. It’s an ableist slur. It’s 2022. Do better.”
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The original lyrics were “Do you see this s–t? I’m a spaz.” The new lyrics are “Do you see this s–t? Hold me back.”
“Special” is Lizzo’s fourth studio album. It is set to be released on July 15.
Lizzo changes lyrics to ‘Grrrls’ after criticism of ableist slur
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