Beyoncé Is Set To Remove An Offensive Album Lyric Which Uses An Albeist Slur From Her New Album. The musician received criticism for using the harsh term “sp*in’ on that ass, sp on that ass” near the end of her new song, “Heated.”
The word “spastic,” which is used medically to describe the spasms one can suffer from a disorder like cerebral palsy, comes from the word “spastic,” which is used colloquially in the United States with a connotation comparable to “freak out” or “go crazy.” The phrase is frequently used in a derogatory way to refer to people with disabilities, particularly those who have cerebral palsy.
Beyoncé Is Set To Remove An Offensive Album Lyric Which Uses An Albeist Slur From Her New Album. The phrase will now be removed and the star’s representative said that it was not “used purposely in a damaging way” following the outcry, according to Sky News.
charity promoting accessibility Disability rights activist Hannah Diviney said the singer’s position as one of the most well-known performers in the world does not “excuse her use of ableist rhetoric.” Scope had called the usage of the “very insulting term” “appalling.”
“So @Beyonce’s latest song, “Heated,” contains the term “sp**.” To me, the disabled community, and the progress we tried to achieve with Lizzo, it feels like a slap in the face, Diviney continued.
A few weeks ago, Lizzo faced criticism for an ableist phrase in her song “Grrrls,” which she has subsequently addressed and changed.
In response to feedback on her song, Lizzo wrote on her social media: “Let me make one thing clear: I never want to promote abusive language.
I understand the power words can have (whether intentionally or, as was the case with me, unintentionally) because as a fat black woman in America, I have experienced a lot of terrible words being used against me.
She said, “Listening [to her critics] and taking action” led to the rewritten lyric, and she added, “As a prominent artist, I’m determined to becoming part of the change I’ve been waiting to see in the world.”
After Beyoncé claimed that she was sampled on “Renaissance” without her consent, Kelis also criticized Beyoncé last week.