A discussion about the black community and AAVE (African American English) was a trending topic the following Tuesday morning. Beyoncé removed the word “spaz” from her song.
– Beyoncé chart (@beycharts) August 2, 2022
Beyoncé got it backlash after “Renaissance” was removed because she used the word “spaz”, was seen as a fanatic by the disabled community and people in the UK. In the song titled “Heated,” the mother-of-four says: “Sp * zzin ‘on that a **, sp * z on that a **.” She recently changed the lyrics to “blast.”
People on Twitter created a discussion focused on AAVE and the Black community. Some say the artist shouldn’t change AAVE because for the Black community and in America it’s a verb, not a noun, which is why it’s not a word.
People discuss AAVE in relation to Ableist . terminology
One person tweeted:
AAVE is not “Internet Talk” or “Generation Z Language” it is really how I speak to the people around me. Most non-black people who use AAVE speak imaginary black English and it doesn’t even sound right or grammatically correct.
– CRAISHON (@theonlycraishon) August 2, 2022
Disabled black Americans literally say profanity. The word is not derived from AAVE and its connotation is always negative. Idk why are you acting like this is a sacred word dare not touch https://t.co/TgIR9dawd4
– Aunt Phi (@ The_ninety8) August 2, 2022
PERSON WITH BLACK DISEASE EXIST. Yes, blacks are unjustly considered a higher standard. But, that doesn’t detract from the concern. Spaz is a capable sloth, stop trying to make everything AAVE untouchable because you don’t want to understand intersections. https://t.co/bAH5bLICcG
– future aunt ™ type tracee ellis ross (@femmesnfilms) August 2, 2022
One also expressed:
Nouns can be offensive, but the verb form is different from the literal AAVE. People and their mothers may call us n-words, but here everyone has to police our speech. Neither dictionary definition makes sense in the context of the song — Obviously, we’re not using a babble.
– Baby Meli (@Melani_Amber) August 2, 2022
The white disabled community needs to confront its racism.
As a disabled Black woman, I see how Lizzo, Beyonce, and Black women artists have been targeted and accused of being possibleist. Similar criticisms are not exclusive to white artists who use lingo. https://t.co/edhuxiLu3T
– Ola Ojewumi (@Olas_Truth) August 1, 2022
Lizzo receives backlash for using the term potentially existential
If you recall, Lizzo also changed lyrics to a song after receiving backlash for using the same words. On the track “Grrrl’s”, Lizzo says, “Do you see this as Jazz s**t/I’mmma.” But she changed the song to “Did you see this / Hold me back.”
She apologized to her fans and said in part:
I noticed that there is a harmful word in my new song “GRRRLS.” Let me make one thing clear: I never want to promote offensive language. As a fat black woman in America, I have had many hurtful words used against me so I have overstated and possible powerful words (whether intentional or unintentional in this case). mine).
Roomies, what do you think of this?