A basic mark of respect to any trans person is to use their proper pronouns. That includes non-binary people, and unfortunately, not all of our society seems interested in making that change.
This was the case for Demi Lovato, who was misgendered by the paparazzi in front of singer Lizzo, who immediately corrected the paparazzo's incorrect pronoun usage.
“Demi goes by ‘they’” - Lizzo corrects a paparazzi after they misgendered Demi https://t.co/p9PVff08PL— Demi Lovato News (@Demi Lovato News) 1625150546.0
Immediately, people took notice of how clearly and unabashedly Lizzo demanded respect for Demi in that interaction.
That video of Lizzo correcting the paparazzi about Demi Lovato’s pronouns did something for me. Her saying “they” f… https://t.co/bFb7Mpcx4m— Ryan Ken (they/them) (@Ryan Ken (they/them)) 1625169257.0
we stan lizzo for literally correcting paps on referring to demi as "they/them"— ʙʟᴜᴇ (@ʙʟᴜᴇ) 1625149097.0
lizzo correcting paparazzi on demi’s pronouns… we love to see it https://t.co/LgVgrF2azq— iz 🍃 (@iz 🍃) 1625227255.0
Lizzo is literally the type of friend demi needs, god I hope they get close with each other— sean 🦋 (@sean 🦋) 1625181697.0
Demi themselves finally saw the video and emotionally reacted via their Instagram story:
"@lizzobeeating you f—ing queen I love you [kissing emoji] thank you."
And other Demi fans were vocal about how much they absolutely loved Lizzo as well.
Queen status https://t.co/LtN1nckjeP— United States of Boochie™️ 🏴☠️ (@United States of Boochie™️ 🏴☠️) 1625251639.0
It’s really THIS EASY TO support someone- even when they’re not in the room... @lizzo said THEY/THEM with her chest… https://t.co/WvZfxqvEnh— Judi Young Gifted and Black (@Judi Young Gifted and Black) 1625251575.0
Exhibit A of good allyship: https://t.co/WEwPCyveDG— a prednisone hate account (@a prednisone hate account) 1625250514.0
can i just point out how the sarcastic “you got me” from who she corrected makes my skin crawl? like how dismissive… https://t.co/c2QQyWtOWq— Cayde (BLM) (@Cayde (BLM)) 1625250080.0
i love lizzo so much yall don’t understand https://t.co/Tq9J6Pv1tJ— nunya039 s*sp*nd*d (@nunya039 s*sp*nd*d) 1625249555.0
And Lizzo provides, on video, a sample of good allyship: a firm, but gentle, correction of pronouns without apology.
Lizzo was 1.5 seconds away from saying "BITCH! You better get it correct" This is ALLYSHIP. It's that easy and tha… https://t.co/rcM4rqhg3x— Jason (Moderna Gay. One Piece stan) (@Jason (Moderna Gay. One Piece stan)) 1625249535.0
Skin cleared, crops watered, transphobes crying, we are thriving. All your faves support trans people. 😘 https://t.co/xBkMgmANnH— Emperor Jack I (@Emperor Jack I) 1625249506.0
I love everything about this. The correction. The reporters response. The fact that this tweet is also helping educ… https://t.co/XLldIntg7e— JK 🏳️🌈 (@JK 🏳️🌈) 1625248715.0
It’s literally this easy to be a kind human being https://t.co/vgmfhW4IPQ— julinnette🌈 (@julinnette🌈) 1625242882.0
Everyone who wants to be a good ally, take notes from Lizzo.