Facebook Reportedly Scrubbing Hateful Comments Aimed at Lizzo

"Sometimes I feel like the world just don't love me back," the singer says
Facebook Reportedly Scrubbing Hateful Comments Aimed at Lizzo
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Facebook has reportedly started to delete the accounts of users who have been posting hateful comments aimed at Lizzo since the release of her new Cardi B-backed single, "Rumors."

According to TMZ, the social media giant has been actively working to remove troll accounts, as well as comments that violate their policies against bullying, hate speech and harassment amid an influx of hate aimed at Lizzo's Facebook and Instagram profiles. 

On the track, which was released last Friday (August 13), the singer shuts down the online gossip about her appearance and actions, which have both been heavily scrutinized by the public. Lizzo's boldness has invited unwarranted criticism from the internet, mainly attacking her race and weight.

The comments have apparently deeply affected the singer, who broke down in tears on Instagram Live over the weekend while sharing her feelings.

"Sometimes I feel like the world just don't love me back," she told viewers. 

The "Truth Hurts" singer also posted a TikTok criticizing the racially-driven "Mammy" trope, saying "these people who are saying this are probably the same people who are mad when I'm being hypersexual and the mammy trope is actually completely desexualized."

She continued: "So it can't both be true — make it make sense. I really think people are just mad to see a fat Black woman that makes pop music and is happy."

Cardi B has also come to her collaborator's defence, tweeting on Sunday (August 15): "'Rumors' is doing great. Stop trying to say the song is flopping to dismiss a woman emotions on bullying or acting like they need sympathy. The song is top 10 on all platforms. Body shaming and callin her mammy is mean & racist as fuck."