'Cancel culture' is a term that regularly causes heated arguments - so Lizzo is a brave woman to wade knee-deep into the debate with her forthright opinion on the matter.

Instead of debating whether one person or another deserves to be cancelled, however, the hip-hop star has a problem with the very idea of cancel culture in general.

She took to Twitter to dismiss the notion of cancel culture, deeming it 'appropriation'.

"This may be a random time to say this but it’s on my heart.. cancel culture is appropriation," she wrote. "There was real outrage from truly marginalized people and now it’s become trendy, misused and misdirected. I hope we can phase out of this & focus our outrage on the real problems."

Most people in her replies agreed with her, with one tweeting: "Absolutely. There are very real issues that warrant outrage… I sometimes wonder if cancel culture stems from people feeling impotent against those bigger issues, so they go after simpler targets to feel better about themselves, like they did something."

Another wrote: "I feel like initially, the focus was on people getting consequences for their misdeeds but “cancel culture” really has taken on this form of a mass effort to remove someone from their standing/place because of a perceived misdeed."

However, some argued that cancel culture equates to a need for accountability for people's deeds and actions, with one Twitter user saying "While I appreciate your perspective, I’m not sure I can agree. We all implement cancel culture on different levels. If we get bad food at a restaurant we don’t go back, if we get bad service we don’t use that provider or product again. And we tell our friends."