Lizzo Posts Video Thanking Pro-Hamas Activists for Curing Her Depression

Lizzo performs during the 2023 BottleRock Napa Valley festival at Napa Valley Expo on May
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Pop star Lizzo posted a video on Instagram on Tuesday thanking pro-Palestinian activists around the country for pulling her out of a “deep, dark, depression” in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal that derailed her career.

As Breitbart News has reported, Lizzo was sued last by three former backup dancers who accused her of creating a hostile work environment. They also accused her of sexual harassment, as well as racial and religious discrimination.

The Grammy award-winner has struggled to push back, both in court and in the realm of public opinion. But the “encampments” that have popped up on college campuses have inspired her to emerge from “mental health and crises and episodes,” she said.

Lizzo issued a “personal thank you to all of the activists who have been working tirelessly to help the liberation and the freedom of the people who have been genocided [sic] all over the world, specifically Palestine, Sudan, and the Congo.”

She specifically thanked the “anti-genocide, anti-war protests that have been happening at college campuses.”

Lizzo did not mention the terrorism of Hamas or the plight of the Israeli hostages, many kidnapped from a music festival. Nor did she acknowledge the genocidal and antisemitic rhetoric common at many of the protest “encampments.”

It is not clear what connected Lizzo to the pro-Palestinian protests, though a video of so-called “frat boy” hecklers mocking a black protester using racial slurs, and referring to her as “Lizzo,” went viral several weeks ago.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent e-book, “The Zionist Conspiracy (and how to join it),” now available on Audible. He is also the author of the e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

Authored by Joel B. Pollak via Breitbart May 15th 2024