Edge On The Clock: Beyoncé Changes Lyrics To New Song After Backlash

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And, Beyoncé is changing the lyrics of one of her newest songs, after facing online backlash over what disability campaigners say is an ableist slur. The singer used the word “spaz” in her song Heated released last week. The word is often used conversationally to describe “freaking out” or “going crazy,” but it comes from the word “spastic,” which is considered demeaning to people with spastic cerebral palsy, who have a hard time controlling their muscles. A rep for Beyoncé says the word wasn’t used intentionally in a harmful way.

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