Beyonce To Remove Offensive Word "spaz" from "Heated" due to Blacklash
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Beyonce To Remove Offensive Word “spaz” from “Heated” due to Blacklash

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Following internet anger and condemnation from disability rights activists, Beyonce has decided to take an ableist slur out of her new album, “Renaissance.”

The 40-year-old singer garnered glowing reviews for her dance-inspired seventh studio album when it was released on Friday, but she faced backlash over the weekend as listeners pointed out that the song “Heated” used a pejorative slur.

Beyoncé sings the lyric, “Spazzin’ on that ass, spazz on that ass,” on the single, which was co-written by Drake.

The word “spaz,” which is frequently used in casual speech to signify “freaking out” or “going crazy,” is really derived from the word “spastic,” which is derogatory to those who have spastic cerebral palsy. The illness interferes with a person’s capacity to regulate their muscles, particularly in their arms and legs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“So @Beyonce’s latest song, “Heated,” contains the term “sp**.” Disability rights activist Hannah Diviney remarked on Twitter, “Feel like a slap in the face to me, the disabled community, and the progress we tried to accomplish with Lizzo.

It looks like I’ll just keep telling everyone in the industry to “do better” until ableist insults are no longer used in music. Screw you, @Beyonce, tweeted another user. Instead of profiting from the careless use of insulting words, you ought to serve as an example. Disgrace to you

Beyoncé’s representatives said in a statement to CNN on Monday that the song will be changed but added that “the phrase, not used purposefully in a damaging sense, will be replaced.”

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