AceShowbiz - Everyone is still mourning John Witherspoon's passing, including Lizzo. However, when the female emcee took to Twitter to pay tribute to the late comedian hours after news of his death made its way out, she received backlash from people who believed that she was disrespecting John.
In the said tweet, Lizzo wrote, "I'm not gon lie I'm still sad about Pops... but I gotta do promo." Her tweet rubbed many people the wrong way, as they assumed that the "Truth Hurts" rapper didn't really care about John's death. "She's actually disgusting. Can we leave her behind in this decade," one said, as another wrote, "Do the promo but don't tweet that maan u look desperate for charts."
"Lizzo, girl. No. I would expect this kind of behavior from random stan on twitter but from an artist?" someone else commented. On the other hand, an individual wondered, "Why isn't she getting canceled? If this was tweeted by any other artist he/she would've (bee emoji) by now with an is over party." There was also one who said, "Girl bye, you should've just said rip pops and went along. Rude."
Lizzo immediately deleted and clarified her tweet following the backlash. "Bruh I was just expressing that I'm sad and didn't wanna do anything today... I was definitely misinterpreted. Hope y'all have a nice day. I'm checking out," she said.
John died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, October 29 at the age of 77. His family confirmed the sad news through a statement, and a slew of celebrities had taken to social media to pay tribute to the late actor. Among them was Ice Cube, who starred alongside John in the "Friday" franchise. He wrote, "I'm devastated over the passing of John Witherspoon. Life won't be as funny without him."
Marlon Mayans, who played John's son on "Wayans Bros.", said in his tribute post, "I'm sad. Broken. Hurt.. yet extremely grateful to God that I got to spend 5 years of my life working with one of the funniest sweetest wisest humblest loving man. You were my TV dad and my mentor and my friend. I miss you already."