Co Tyrone disability blogger welcomes Lizzo’s decision to revise new song after criticism over ‘ableist slur’


A Co Tyrone disability rights advocate has welcomed a decision by American singer and rapper Lizzo to remove an “ableist slur” from her new single following an angry backlash.

rrrls, the latest song from the popstar’s upcoming album Special, was released on Friday but was criticised by fans and disability campaigners for its use of a derogatory term for the condition spastic cerebral palsy.

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