Lizzo quits Twitter… “too many trolls”

She's likely to return at some point in the future.


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Singer Melissa Viviane Jefferson, better known as Lizzo, said she will quit Twitter. The message posted on Sunday says “Yeah I can’t do this Twitter s**t no more… too many trolls” while saying that she may return to Twitter when she feels like it.

Until further notice

Certainly, the singer has not given any explanation about what was the reason that led her to make this decision. However, there is evidence that it could have been because of the joke that has been circulating for a few days on Twitter, where the singer is compared with a bomb that could be dropped on Iran. Because Lizzo was constantly active on Twitter, she almost certainly read this comparison.

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This joke seems to be the continuation of a series of conflicts with Twitter users from 2019. During December 2019, Lizzo received harsh criticism from users who accused her of promoting obesity.

A relationship of love and hate

One Twitter critic said: “Lizzo is popular because there is an obesity epidemic in the United States. Instead of encouraging people to improve, we are simply lying to them and telling them that they are doing well”.

This offended the singer, who did not hesitate to answer: “I am popular because I write good songs, I am talented and I do shows of an hour and a half with lots of energy and love. The only person who needs to improve is you. Keep my name away from your mouth and look yourself in the mirror before you come upon me”.

The singer of “Good as Hell” has had several encounters over the years on Twitter, which is why she has decided to quit this social network. In her last Tweet, she said that she would return when she feels like it, so there is no estimate of how long the singer can stay away from this social network.


Fabrizio Bulleri
Fabrizio Bulleri is a tech reporter with several years of experience covering the Asian tech market. He likes traveling and keeping up with everything digital-related. [email protected]