AceShowbiz - TikTok wants Lizzo to know they have nothing against her. Accused of discrimination by the "Truth Hurts" hitmaker after they persistently removed her swimsuit videos, the social media platform came out with a clarification on the issue and a move to restore her content.
Responding to the "Juice" rapper's recent allegation, a spokesperson for the company stepped forward to declare their love for her. The representative further explained that the taken-down video was initially thought to have violated the app's community guidelines, but was later discovered to be otherwise.
"TikTok loves Lizzo. We saw that there was an issue and her content went through an appeals process," the spokesperson told The Shade Room via a released statement. "We're thrilled that Lizzo uses the app to express herself and share her experiences."
The video-sharing service company has reportedly also reached out to Lizzo's team to set the record straight. A spokesperson, according to Page Six, made it clear that the video removal was not caused by her body type. It was rather done since it appeared that the 31-year-old flashed her underwear. After it was confirmed that she was wearing a swimsuit, the video was restored.
TikTok's response to the discrimination allegation came after Lizzo publicly called out the social media platform on Tuesday, March 3 for singling her out. In a video she posted on the app, the MC could be seen lip syncing to viral audio that repeats the words, "I know", as she took a jab at the app's double standard.
"TikTok keeps taking down my videos with me in my bathing suits but allows other videos with girls in bathing suits," her series of texts attached in the video read. "But allows other videos with girls in bathing suits. I wonder why?" She then concluded her video with an invitation, "TikTok...we need to talk."