Lizzo, the pop star whose real name is Melissa Viviane Jefferson, took a stand against Nebraska’s newly implemented law aimed at protecting children from transgender medical procedures during her performance at the CHI Health Center in Omaha.
Addressing the audience, Lizzo encouraged individuals, particularly the “children here tonight,” to follow their own desires adding that “laws are not real.” Lizzo added that they should seek abortions and sex-changing therapy if that’s what they want to do, saying:
“Anybody who comes to a Lizzo show should know that I am for people to have the right to healthcare — reproductive and gender affirming,”
“There’s times I get very political and as adults, we feel it. But there’s children here tonight. And it really breaks my heart that there are young people growing up in a world that doesn’t protect them. So let me be your safe space tonight. Don’t let anybody tell you who you are. Don’t let any law tell you who you [sic] not, you are who you are, okay?” Adding, “I see you. You are valid. You deserve to be here in every form. You contain multitudes. These laws are not real. You are what’s real and you deserve to be protected.”
Lizzo’s comments came after Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen signed a bill into law that bans gender-affirming care for minors and bans abortions after an extremely reasonable 12-week period.
“Don’t let these laws tell you who you are not. I see you. You are valid. You deserve to be protected.”
— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) May 20, 2023
Lizzo is well-known for her left-wing preformative advocacy on various social issues including Black Lives Matter, casual sex culture, dressing in revealing attire, and promoting fat acceptance. With that, her left-wing ideology has become a staple of her music career, showcased her left-wing ideology during her performance at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. Notably, she sparked controversy by playing James Madison’s crystal flute, a historical artifact over 200 years old, as if it had been gifted to Madison in 1813. She was granted permission to use the flute by the Library of Congress.
According to Breitbart:
As Breitbart News reported, Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen (R) signed a bill into law Monday that outlaws so-called “gender-affirming care” for minors. The law also restricts abortion at 12 weeks of pregnancy, with exceptions for rape, incest, and cases where the mother’s life is in danger.
“Today is a historic day in the State of Nebraska. It is a day where we are standing up and protecting our kids so that they can have a better and brighter future,” Pillen said this week.
“LB574 is the most significant win for social conservatives in a generation, and is part of what has been a historic legislative session with senators voting for policies that protect our kids, cut taxes, grow agriculture, and defend our Nebraska values.”
Lizzo, who campaigned for President Joe Biden (D) during the 2020 race, recently performed with drag queens during the Tennessee stop of her tour.
In 2019, Lizzo openly voiced her distain for the Trump administration, describing it as a “nightmare.” She urged for the selection of a Democratic nominee to bring an end to this state of affairs, saying:
“Trying to convince people that the president is racist is like trying to tell them the sky is blue— they either choose to see it or not.
I’d rather spend my time urging the American people who oppose his racist regime to agree on a democratic nominee and end this nightmare.”
— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) July 18, 2019
In 2020, Lizzo actively campaigned for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris during the presidential election. Specifically, she made an appearance at a “Lizzo for Biden” drive-in rally held in Detroit, Michigan. At the event, she delivered a passionate performance and emphasized the significance of voting and supporting the Democratic ticket. Her participation aimed to rally support among her fan base and stress the importance of political engagement in endorsing Biden and Harris.
In recent events, Lizzo has made her stance clear by expressing opposition to Nebraska’s law regarding transgender medical procedures during a performance, additionally advocating for abortion. Sadly, it appears that her left-wing ideology and activism will continue to attract the attention of Democratic politicians who may seek her support.