Lizzo did her civic duty today by making sure the emergency room staff at the University of Washington and University of Minnesota today were taken care of and sent them all lunches. We know this is important given the incredible stress many are under. Lizzo’s rep told the Seattle Times, “She sent several hospitals food that were hit really hard for staff working around the clock. She is planning to send food to more hospitals as well.” The University of Washington thanked her on Twitter writing, “We 💜💛 @lizzo! Thanks for treating our hardworking @UWMedicine ER staff to lunch today!”
And Sunday night she performed for Elton John’s The iHeart Living Room Concert for America and told viewers that she feels this is going to bring us all closer. “The social distancing is something that we’re doing for our health, but we have to come together closer as a people. Call a friend that you haven’t spoken to in a while. Call a family member. This is a very real pandemic. I know we watch TV and we see a lot of fear on television, but we can’t let the fear spread faster than the virus. We have to let love spread.”
This is all a much lighter and positive place than where she found herself a couple weeks ago when she was caught out wearing a mask outside… when the CDC and doctors had pretty much been discouraging everyone from wearing them. But of course, as is usually the case, the critics didn’t realize it was strep throat that was the reason she had the mask on and nothing to do with the coronavirus.
“Got strep at the worst time ever,” Lizzo wrote on Instagram. “It’s nobody’s business but I’d prefer y’all not criticize me for wearing a face mask and doing what I was supposed to do to protect the people in my home.”
Lizzo added, “Please check yourself before you become an internet bully because you’re bored. Get your facts straight. The world needs less trolls and more compassion.” Yep, that’s what happens when you don’t mind your business. Anyway, we love you, Lizzo and your efforts and talent certainly don’t go unnoticed.
— University of Washington (@UW) March 30, 2020