The Grammy Award-winning singer is calling out the new bare minimum standard in embracing love and not hate.
Lizzo is resetting the rules on what it means to be an ally in the fight against racism in America. The Grammy Award-winning singer is calling out individuals who say theyre helping tear down systems of oppression. Certain tiny gestures such as putting Black Lives Matter in a social media bio or sharing a black square arent enough. In a video shared to Instagram on Thursday (April 15), the Truth Hurts star elaborated on how people could do intentional acts to stop the spread of hate and racist tropes. Racism isnt a black-and-white photo or an antiquated idea, she said. Its a system that is very well alive today and works really well in this country. And I know thats a tough pill to swallow, so heres another one. Putting BLM in your bio and posting a black square is no longer the bare minimum. You have to do an intentional act of anti-racism every single day. Whats an intentional act of anti-racism? Well, have you donated to bail out a protestor? Have you bought from a Black business? An Asian business? Have you bought from any person of color today? Have you seen someone getting harassed for the color of their skin and intentionally went over there and stopped it? Have you educated yourself? A post shared by Lizzo (@lizzobeeating) Lizzo has been vocal about America having an awakening in regards to race. In a 2020 interview with PEOPLEfollowing the death of George Floyd she said, Its not that hard to see. The people that dont see it dont want to see it. I dont have sympathy for people who dont see it anymore. Black people are tired. We are so tired.