The “Cuz I Love You” singer tweeted about the 2020 election on Saturday and called attention to the importance of vetting all candidates, regardless of their age.
She pointed to criticism she has heard about Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) being “too old” to run for president. The Vermont senator will turn 78 next month.
“But we’ve currently got a 73-year old in office so drop the ageism shit and just listen to what he’s got to say,” she wrote.
Lizzo made clear that her comments were merely about a “call to action” when one Twitter user asked if she was endorsing Sanders.
“I’m not sure who I’m voting for yet, but it for damn sure isn’t Trump,” she wrote in a later tweet.
The singer also said she was proud of her right to vote and would “never take it for granted.” She said the first presidential election she could vote in was in 2008, and that she voted for Barack Obama.
Lizzo apparently caught the attention of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton earlier this week, after she tweeted an edited video clip showing 2016 presidential candidates on the debate stage with her song “Truth Hurts” playing in the background.
The official Twitter account for Clinton responded on Wednesday with a reference to a verse in the song, writing “I just took a DNA test, turns out…”
REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES.
Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.
more recommended stories
Congress Hears From Eric Garner’s Mother, 5 Years After Police Killed Her Son
Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric.
Cardi B’s Record Company Denies Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Allegation She’s A Gang Member
Brooklyn hip-hop star Tekashi 6ix9ine testified.
‘The Daily Show’ Puts Lou Dobbs On North Korean TV And It’s A Perfect Fit
Fox Business host Lou Dobbs lavished.
Making Progress On Diversity, Just Not Enough
This article is part of a.
Anderson .Paak’s Neo-Soul Cover Of ‘Old Town Road’ Is Sparking Joy On Twitter
The “Ventura” artist recently appeared on.
Trump Has Confirmed 150 Lifetime Federal Judges. That’s A Lot.
WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump has.
New Report Wants To Make Sure Hollywood Walks The Walk On Diversity
Over the weekend, “Hustlers” debuted at.
We Can’t Ignore The Mental Health Of College Students Of Color
The first year of college can.
Lizzo Apologizes For Accusing Postmates Driver Of Stealing Her Food
Lizzo already knew “Truth Hurts,” but.
Democratic Lawmakers Want To Give Bahamians Temporary Protected Status
After reports came out that the.