Dua Lipa isn’t canceled—but her fans are defending her in #DuaLipaIsOverParty like she is

A rogue tweet about a visit to the strip club sparks massive social media backlash.

Jan 28, 2020, 9:21 am

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Brooke Sjoberg 

Brooke Sjoberg

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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.

https://twitter.com/liviacomsa/status/1222121343220580352

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.”

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.

https://twitter.com/matthewandrewfl/status/1222137937208410113

“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.

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*First Published: Jan 28, 2020, 9:21 am