Dropping Lizzo on Iran

Dropping Lizzo on Iran

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Updated Jul 12, 2023 at 05:06PM EDT by Philipp.

Added Jan 09, 2020 at 09:21AM EST by Philipp.

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Dropping Lizzo on Iran or Lizzo Bomb refers to a series of weight jokes and memes based on the idea of using singer Lizzo against Iran by dropping her out of an aircraft as a bomb-type weapon. The jokes gained popularity on Twitter and Instagram following the start of the 2020 Iranian-American Conflict in early January 2020, with Lizzo subsequently announcing taking a break from Twitter due to excessive trolling.

Origin

On January 3rd, 2020, Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was assassinated by the United States military, which prompted an influx of memes about World War III online. On the same day Twitter[1] user @BASEDSAVAGE_ made a joke about singer Lizzo's weight, suggesting that the US Government should consider dropping her on Iran as a bomb, with the tweet receiving over 22,900 retweets and 112,100 likes in one week (shown below).


BASED SAVAGE @BASEDSAVAGE_ Plan B, Drop Lizzo on Iran 8:00 AM Jan 3, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone

Spread

In the following days, multiple users on Twiter and Instagram posted jokes and memes about Lizzo being used as a bomb. For example, on January 3rd, 2020, Twitter[2] user @Duthafather posted a photoshopped image of Lizzo being dropped out of a bomb carrier, with the tweet gaining over 190 retweets and 2,000 likes (shown below, left). A January 6th, 2020, Instagram[3] edit by user amocoe received over 39,100 views and 10,900 likes on the platform (shown below, right), with a Twitter[4] reupload by user @nikka202 accumulating over 227,200 views. At the same time, multiple users on Twitter[5][6] accused those who posted the jokes of body shaming.


Lizzo's Reaction

On January 5th, 2020, Lizzo tweeted that she will be taking a break from Twitter[7] due to an excessive number of trolls on the platform (tweet shown below).


Feelin Good As Hell @lizzo Yeah I can't do this Twitter s--- no more... too many trolls... I'll be back when I feel like it. 6:55 AM Jan 6, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone

In the following days, multiple news outlets reported on the weight jokes and on Lizzo taking a break from the platform, including articles by CNN[8] and Page Six.[9]

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External References

[1] Twitter – @BASEDSAVAGE_

[2] Twitter – @Duthafather

[3] Instagram – amocoe

[4] Twitter – @nikka202

[5] Twitter – @yeehonk4

[6] Twitter – @rikofortes

[7] Twitter – @lizzo

[8] CNN – Lizzo says she's quitting Twitter

[9] Page Six – Lizzo quits Twitter because of internet trolls and negativity

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