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What the Beyoncé & Lizzo Debate Misses and What it Means

An ableist slur is at the center of the controversy

There is a hotly contested debate raging right now across social platforms surrounding lyrics that Beyoncé and earlier, Lizzo, changed.

The reason the artists chose to delete the term from their songs is because the term “spaz”, unbeknownst to them, had been…

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Whitney Alese

Whitney Alese

Whitney Alese is a writer & podcaster, featured in WIRED Magazine (Sept 2020) & I-D Magazine (Dec. 2021) She is based in Philadelphia.