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Why is Dua Lipa being "canceled" on Twitter?

by Jacob Hale
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In the latest string of celebrities being "canceled" on social media, pop star Dua Lipa has come under fire for what seems to be a fairly innocent trip to a Los Angeles strip club post-Grammys.

The “Don’t Start Now” singer was out partying with some of her celebrity friends and generally having a good time, despite not taking home any trophies from the prestigious Grammy Awards show.

As seen on Lizzo’s Instagram story, the Brit was making the most of her time across the pond by paying a visit to a strip club and imparting some of her cash on the dancers, and everyone involved was clearly enjoying themselves.

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Dua Lipa has not yet responded to the criticism.

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However, the video from Instagram was soon picked up by fans (and non-fans alike), with some claiming that Lupa’s attendance at the club was anti-feminist in several now-deleted tweets, and before long the hashtag #DuaLipaIsOverParty was trending on Twitter.

It didn't take long for the outpouring of support to drown out the tweets attempting to ‘cancel’ Dua Lipa, and the star was backed up by thousands of fans who made it clear that supporting strippers is not anti-feminist, but a feminist choice in itself.

Even several Twitter users, who exclaimed that they’re not fans at all, were supporting the artist, arguing that you don’t have to be a fan to realize there’s nothing wrong with she did.

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The hashtag was very quickly used to show solidarity and support with the UK native, who has yet to comment on the trending phrase or her actions, though it’s possible she doesn’t feel it deems a response at all.

One user said that "if you're a REAL feminist you would support sex workers and especially OTHER WOMEN THAT SUPPORT THEM TOO," clearly dismayed at those speaking against it.

Meanwhile, 'cruel nox' took the opportunity to plug Dua's latest releases, saying that the now-viral video "radiates big d*ck energy."

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Many users also used a popular Taylor Swift lyric to explain some of the hate, with the star saying in 2019’s ‘The Man’ that “if I was out flashing my dollars I’d be a b**ch, not a baller,” which was used to target the double standards between men and women in the industry.

Whether Dua Lipa really comes under fire for this remains to be seen, but right now, it seems she has far more support than the trending hashtag would let on.