Beyoncé Vows To Remove ‘Ableist’ Song Lyric From Her New Album Renaissance Following INTENSE Backlash!!

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Beyoncé ought to have listened to Lizzo!

Simply weeks after the latter was slammed for utilizing the derogatory phrase “s**z” in a tune on her new album, Queen Bey can also be being hit with the identical backlash! As if this album drop wasn’t already controversial enough!! Ever for the reason that new document, Renaissance, hit cabinets and streamers on Friday, some followers have known as out the pop star for together with an “ableist” time period in her tune, Heated.

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Close to the top of the observe, Beyoncé sings:

“Yada, yada, bom-bom, kah-kah
S**zzing on that ass, s**z on that ass
Fan me quick, girl, I need my glass”

In case you don’t know, s**z is a slang derivation of the time period “spastic.” You possibly can hear it used within the observe (under)!

Yeah… so not solely did she use the phrase, she used it TWICE!

Followers criticized the selection in droves over the weekend, together with incapacity advocate Hannah Diviney, who has cerebral palsy. She famous the phrase is “ableist” in an opinion piece for The Guardian — weeks after going viral for calling out Lizzo for the same lyric. Within the op-ed, she acknowledged:

“I thought we’d changed the music industry and started a global conversation about why ableist language – intentional or not – has no place in music. But I guess I was wrong, because now Beyoncé has gone and done exactly the same thing. In fact, she’s used the word ‘s**z’ twice in a new song Heated, a co-write with Canadian rapper Drake off her new album, Renaissance, which dropped on Friday.”

The author went on to reward the influential artist’s profession, however identified that her energy within the business provides extra weight to her lyrics, concluding:

“But that doesn’t excuse her use of ableist language – language that gets used and ignored all too often. Language you can be sure I will never ignore, no matter who it comes from or what the circumstances are. It doesn’t excuse the fact that the teams of people involved in making this album somehow missed all the noise the disabled community made only six weeks ago when Lizzo did the same thing.”

A GREAT level! We may perceive that the Ivy Park founder is likely to be a bit too busy to concentrate to all the most recent buzz within the leisure business, however absolutely somebody on her group should have observed the Juice artist’s controversy!! The truth that nobody bothered to change up the 40-year-old’s lyrics earlier than the preliminary launch is a bummer.

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Hannah additionally went on to handle these of the Beyhive who’ve heard the tune and never spoken out in regards to the problematic language both, including:

“It doesn’t explain how millions of people have already heard this album and yet aren’t raising the issue, except to make fun of or degrade the disabled community. I’m so tired. Disabled people deserve better. I don’t want to have this conversation again.”

Incapacity charity Sense additionally slammed the Grammy winner on social media, stating:

“Disappointing that another artist is using an offensive term in their song so soon after it was pointed out how hurtful the word is. Hoping Beyonce follows Lizzo’s example and changes the track. We need more education to improve awareness of disability.”

The outcry acquired so loud that the performer’s consultant responded to the controversy in an announcement to Folks on Monday! Insisting a change is coming, the assertion learn:

“The word, not used intentionally in a harmful way, will be replaced.”

Properly, that’s good!

We’re glad B’s taking some motion — however we additionally want she would have owned as much as her mistake in the identical genuine and private approach Lizzo did (reasonably than in a one sentence reply by a rep). In June, when Lizzo launched her album, Particular, followers known as her out for utilizing “s**z” in her observe GRRLS. She was fast to handle the suggestions, saying in a message on social media:

“It’s been brought to my attention that there is a harmful word in my new song ‘GRRRLS.’ Let me make one thing clear: I never want to promote derogatory language. As a fat Black woman in America, I’ve had many hurtful words used against me so I overstand the power words can have (whether intentionally or in my case, unintentionally). I’m proud to say there’s a new version of GRRRLS with a lyric change. This is the result of me listening and taking action. As an influential artist I’m dedicated to being part of the change I’ve been waiting to see in the world.”

The Future’s Baby alum’s new album is claimed to be a part of a “three-act project,” so let’s simply hope she double-checks all her lyrics earlier than anything is launched! Ideas??

[Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN/MEGA]



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