lizzo makes one last push to lure voters to the polls.
The Grammy Award-winning performer and flute player, known for wearing superlatives meant to convey positive messages and encouragement, did so again on Election Day and wrote an influential post on Instagram urging people to make their voices heard.
“When I think about this country, I don’t think about its laws and I think about its people,” wrote the former music journalist sharing a semi-nude photo of herself in the American flag suit that covers only half of her body. . “I think about how we grew up to be patriots out of violence, propaganda and war. I think about how this country is owned by the oppressor and how the oppressed are trapped in the valley of capitalism.”
Lizo, 32, said she is optimistic that real change can be made in the country thanks to “young people” who “refuse to fill in mistakes” and “elderly people who have resisted hateful prejudices even when they feel impossible.”
“Because of you, I remain optimistic. I believe in a country that teaches true history so that we can better understand where we live and how we can do better,” Lizo continued.
The “Hustlers” actress also appeared to highlight the killing of black victims by police officers when she added, “I believe in a country that listens to the protesters’ screams and does not politicize death.”
Liso also called on people to respect the land occupied by Native Americans.
“I believe in restoring this beautiful land and respecting the societies of people who owned America before the colonialists changed its name,” wrote the singer, “Good As Hell.”
Following the recent affirmation of newly appointed Supreme Court Judge Amy Connie Barrett, Lizzo made a point to indicate that she believes in “justice, equality, and the complete elimination of religion in places it does not belong to.”
And she appealed to “let religion live in churches and places of worship … quiet prayer rooms, delightful chapels … and outside Congress.”
“I believe a lot, and if I think so someday I can see it. It may not be tomorrow, it may not be today, but it will be one day if we stay active,” Lizo concluded in her memo. We the people, all the people, deserve it. Today is the last day to vote. Stay in line, stay resolved and thank you for voting. ”
At the 2020 Billboard Music Awards in October, Lizzo wore a full costume for voting: an all-black one-sleeved dress with the word “VOTE” scattered throughout.