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Amidst Her Acceptance Speech, Lizzo Champions 17 Activists As Part Of The People's Choice Awards

By FactsWow Team

Posted on: 08 Dec, 2022

Awards based on public vote

The People's Choice Awards on Tuesday saw Lizzo accept the People's Champion award on behalf of 17 activists.

Described her desire in the Song

In her acceptance speech, the About Damn Time singer explained her desire to use her platform to 'amplify marginalized voices.'

Congratulations on receiving this award

She replied, 'I was on the fence about accepting this award when I first heard about it. After all, when I champion people, I don't need a trophy.'

An amplifier for marginalized groups

As a woman, I have used my platform to amplify marginalized voices ever since the beginning of my career. She said that being an icon isn't a matter of how long you've had a platform.

Befitting of the spotlight

This is an honor I share with others, so let's make some noise for the people. These are all activists who deserve to be in the limelight.'

Lizzo introduced every activist

Lizzo introduced each activist, freedom fighter, and human rights advocate by name and outlined their achievements briefly.

She singled out gun violence

In an emotional introduction to Maggie Mireles Thomas, whose teacher sister Eva died in the Uvalde school shooting earlier this year, she singled out gun violence as 'wretched and senseless.'

Her speech came to an end

The singer concluded her speech by yelling, 'Power is always with the people. Thank you, People's Choice. Support them and follow them.'

An award for the best Song of 2022

The Song of 2022 award went to Lizzo's About Damn Time and the People's Champion Award.

Thank You!

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