Singer Lizzo sends out an apology after publicly accusing a Postmates driver on social media of stealing her food.
What We Know:
- On Monday, September 16, the “Truth Hurts” artist sent out a tweet claiming that a Postmates delivery driver had stolen her food. She reached out to the company in the tweet that contained a screenshot of the app with the courier’s photo.
- The tweet received more than 39,000 likes and comments. Many of the comments criticized Lizzo of being irresponsible and dangerous and she has since deleted the tweet.
- A spokesperson for Postmates released a statement regarding the incident. “As soon as Lizzo reached out, we looked into the matter and quickly resolved the issue. We apologize to Lizzo for any inconvenience.”
- According to Postmates, the courier waited at the destination-drop off for the allotted time of five minutes before moving on to the next delivery. They were also unable to contact the singer or anyone else who may have placed the order.
- On Tuesday, September 17th, Lizzo issued an apology for her original tweets acknowledging that her response put the Postmates worker in danger and she vowed to be more “responsible with…use of social media.”
This incident shows the power of a celebrity and social media and how it can possibly affect the live’s others.
I apologize for putting that girl on blast. I understand I have a large following and that there were so many variables that could’ve put her in danger. Imma really be more responsible with my use of social media and check my petty and my pride at the door. 🥺
— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) September 17, 2019