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The tag #DuaLipaIsOverParty is trending after a video of English singer Dua Lipa in a strip club surfaced on Twitter, but the tag, which went viral early Tuesday, is actually full of Lipa’s fans defending her.
One of the few tweets condemning Lipa for the video accuses her of “objectifying women,” naming other artists such as Lil Nas X and Rosalia and urging them to “do better.”
Many users made note of the apparent double standard— rappers are allowed to go to strip clubs without criticism, but Dua Lipa is subject to social media cancellation for it.
“Please leave Dua alone y’all canceling her because she went to a strip club lmao Nicki Minaj and Cardi B who is a stripper lives in the strip clubs so please,” one user wrote.
please leave dua alone y’all cancelling her because she went to a strip club lmao nicki minaj and cardi b who is a stripper lives in the strip clubs so please #dualipaisoverparty— stella ♡ (@cocoagrande) January 28, 2020
Then cancel every rapper ever #dualipaisoverparty— LiviaComsa (@liviacomsa) January 28, 2020
The anti-feminist side of the #DuaLipaIsOverParty argument also upset fans, as they felt supporting sex workers is a part of being a feminist.
“It’s wild to me how fans of different genres can see acts like going to strip clubs as wildly different, if she were a rapper nobody would care,” another user wrote. “That being said supporting dancers is feminism and #dualipaisoverparty is stupid.”
It’s wild to me how fans of different genres can see acts like going to strip clubs as wildly different, if she were a rapper nobody would care. That being said supporting dancers is feminism and #dualipaisoverparty is stupid— reporting 62% of the goat (@sseagoat) January 28, 2020
The tag took an especially self-aware turn when Dua Lipa’s fans started tweeting about not being able to find any tweets saying she should be canceled—just other fans defending her.
I’m trying to find where ppl were canceling her for going to the strip club, but all I see is ppl commenting how stupid everyone is for trying to cancel her for going to the strip club #dualipaisoverparty pic.twitter.com/9XFYE8NhNs— 𝒞𝒽𝒶𝓃𝓉𝑒𝓁 🔪Taylor+Halsey (@chantel_boyd) January 28, 2020
The #dualipaisoverparty hashtag is bogus, I have yet to find one tweet where someone actually thinks she should be ‘cancelled’ for going to a strip club.— Matthew (@matthewandrewfl) January 28, 2020
“I’m trying to find where people were canceling her for going to the strip club, but all I see is ppl commenting how stupid everyone is for trying to cancel her for going to the strip club,” a user wrote.
Brooke Sjoberg is an editorial intern for the Daily Dot studying journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. She is also the Daily Texan's Life and Arts Editor and an editorial intern for Texas Connect magazine.