While collecting her award at the MTV’s Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Sunday night, multimillionaire music star Lizzo used her speech to complain that she’s “oppressed.”
The singer and rapper won the prize for “Music Video for Good,” despite admitting she wasn’t sure what the award was.
As she accepted her award, Lizzo immediately pivoted to political talk and anti-American rhetoric by claiming that laws in the United States were “oppressing us.”
Lizzo, whose net worth is $12 million, then called on viewers and her fans to vote and change the laws that are allegedly “oppressing us.”
“I don’t know what ‘Music Video for Good’ means,” Lizzo laughed.
“But I do know what your vote means, and that’s a f***ing lot,” she added.
“Your vote means everything to me, it means everything to making a change in this country.
“So remember, when you’re voting for your favorite artist, vote to change some of these laws that are oppressing us,” she added.
She gave no indication as to what those oppressive laws might be, however.
Lizzo while accepting the Video for Good award at the #VMAs:
“Your vote means everything to me, it means everything to making a change in this country … When you’re voting for your favorite artist, vote to change some of these laws that are oppressing us.” pic.twitter.com/19UpJv3rkD
— The Recount (@therecount) August 29, 2022
Critics immediately responded, suggesting that Lizzo did not name any specific oppressive laws because there weren’t any.
Many argued that the wealthy music star is far from oppressed.
“Nothing screams oppression like being given an idol made out of precious metals and lauded in front of millions. It’s a hard-knock life,” Angelo Isidorou tweeted.
Claremont Institute President Ryan P. Williams added, “Laughable. Lizzo is clearly quite oppressed…”
“Idk who’s oppressing Lizzo But I do know we have an administration wielding the IRS and intel communities against Americans,” GETTR’s Kaelan Dorr replied.
“Lizzo has a net worth of 12 million dollars and is a media darling, whose immense girth keeps getting worshiped undoubtedly leading to kids everywhere living unhealthy lifestyles,” Twitterer thequartering asserted.
“Lizzo is not oppressed and is in fact actively causing harm.”
“Does she means laws like the one I signed in Wisconsin that requires a photo ID to vote?!?” former Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) asked.
“‘Cause we saw the largest turnout in 70 years at the last fall election.
“Sounds like another celebrity ignoring the facts.”
“So oppressed she’s a multimillionaire and famous,” Twitter user JamieRJN noted.
“Try traveling to some other countries around the world if you want to know what oppression really is.
“These speeches out of Hollywood are always some of the worst.”
“B****, you’re not oppressed. Just shut up,” YouTuber Deb Fillman concluded.
“I’m so done with these people — the most successful, elite, out of sync, out of touch with reality, narcissistic a**holes, whining about ‘oppression.'”