Grimes faces backlash for calling Lizzo a ‘good particular person’ amid sexual harassment allegations

Grimes is getting dragged for supporting Lizzo.

The “Go” singer tweeted her help for Lizzo, days after the “Fact Hurts” artist was accused of sexual harassment in a lawsuit filed by three of her former dancers.

“I like Lizzo. Not saying I don’t imagine ppl when dangerous issues occur, however I had dancers mistreated on my watch in methods I didn’t discover out about till manner later. Mebe [sic] s—t is dangerous,” Grimes, 35, posted on Twitter Sunday.

“However loyalty issues to me,” she continued.

“Lizzo was form to me and others for a decade earlier than she was ‘cool,’ and she or he checked in [on] me when nobody cared.”

Grimes has come underneath fireplace for defending Lizzo on Twitter.
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“I’ve solely ever seen exemplary habits from her, particularly when everybody was hating on me and she or he was on prime of the world. There was no cause for her to examine in, in addition to to be an excellent particular person. Simply my two cents.”

Grimes, whose actual title is Claire Boucher, doubled down on her stance in second tweet.

“Lizzo was good to me earlier than elon when she blew up and I used to be nonetheless indie as f—okay,” she added. “She was good to me in like 2012 earlier than anybody cared abt [sic] both of us. She checked in whereas I used to be cancelled a f whereas I used to be pregnant when most individuals deserted me as a result of they didn’t need the affiliation, she was form when was solely a legal responsibility to her. I respect that hardcore. That’s an excellent particular person.”

The Canadian musician’s feedback got here after the “About Rattling Time” singer was sued by three of her former backup dancers.
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Nonetheless, the Canadian musician — who shares two kids with billionaire Elon Musk — was met with a barrage of criticism for her feedback.

“Grimes it’s since you’re wealthy and rich and have affect, Lizzo is a classist abuser who doesn’t imagine folks ‘on her stage’ deserve respect,” one particular person wrote.

“lol grimes you’re so over. simply because your expertise with somebody was nice (in all probability on account of your relations and fame) it doesn’t imply folks didn’t have dangerous experiences with lizzo. a grimes assume piece isn’t gonna sway me away from numerous victims who’ve stated in any other case,” one other replied.

“Nah she’s poisonous,” a 3rd posted.

Lizzo eating a banana.
The lawsuit alleges that Lizzo compelled her dancers to take part in intercourse exhibits.

Amid the backlash, some got here to Grimes’ protection.

“Loyalty is so necessary,” one fan tweeted.

“publicly defending your pals in opposition to unsubstantiated rumors once you’re assured rebuking for doing so is courageous and constant. a lot of respect,” one other person commented.

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Final week, the “Good as Hell” singer was hit with the bombshell lawsuit from three of her former dancers, Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams and Noelle Rodriguez.

They declare within the courtroom paperwork that they had been subjected to weight-shaming, sexually denigrating habits and stress to take part in disturbing intercourse exhibits.

The Grammy winner was additionally accused of fat-shaming.

The Grammy winner, 35, has denied the allegations in a press release shared on social media.

“My work ethic, morals and respectfulness have been questioned. My character has been criticized. Often I select not to answer false allegations however these are as unbelievable as they sound and too outrageous to not be addressed,” Lizzo posted on Thursday.

The “About Rattling Time” hitmaker stated the “sensationalized” claims got here from former staff who “already publicly admitted” that their habits whereas touring along with her had been “inappropriate and unprofessional.”

Lizzo has denied the “sensationalized” claims.
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“I’m very open with my sexuality and expressing myself however I can’t settle for or enable folks to make use of that openness to make me out to be one thing I’m not,” she continued.

“There’s nothing I take extra severely than the respect we deserve as ladies on the earth.”

The “Juice” singer added that she is aware of what it seems like “to be physique shamed every day and would completely by no means criticize or terminate an worker due to their weight.”