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Lizzo has announced she's "quitting" due to feeling targeted for her appearance and character online.

In an Instagram post, the US pop star declared: "I'm starting to feel like the world doesn't want me in it."

"I'm getting tired of putting up with being dragged by everyone in my life and on the internet," Lizzo expressed.


Her statement came after a lawyer representing her former dancers criticized the decision to have her headline a fundraising event, citing accusations made against her last year.

"All I want is to make music and make people happy and help the world be a little better than how I found it. But I'm starting to feel like the world doesn't want me in it," Lizzo shared on social media.

The Good as Hell singer, 35, expressed feeling constantly faced with falsehoods for "clout & views" and being made a "butt of the joke" due to her appearance, adding that her character was being "picked apart" by people who don't know her.


"I didn't sign up for this," she concluded. "I quit."

Support poured in for Lizzo from fellow stars. Reality TV star and entrepreneur Paris Hilton commented on her post, writing: "We love you queen." Destiny's Child singer LeToya Luckett added: "You are deeply loved."

Lizzo, known for promoting body positivity and self-love, has previously addressed hurtful online comments about her appearance.

In May last year, she spoke out about facing a new wave of body-shaming comments on X, formerly Twitter, including speculation about her diet and eating habits.

"Y'all don't know how close I be to giving up on everyone and quitting," she wrote at the time.

Last August, three of her former dancers sued her over claims including sexual harassment and creating a hostile work environment.

Lizzo, whose real name is Melissa Viviane Jefferson, refuted the allegations, calling them "false" and "unbelievable."

Lizzo's recent appearance was at Radio City Music Hall in New York for a fundraiser for US President Joe Biden.

However, a lawyer representing the former dancers criticized her involvement in the event amid the allegations.

BBC News has reached out to Lizzo's agent for comment.