Here is a clip of Lizzo playing a 200-year-old flute in the library of congress. A beautiful performance from a well-trained musician. The outrage from certain people is just a symptom of their ideology.

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In reply to @Imposter_Edits
I worked at one of the major American Symphony Orchestras. There was a violinist who owned a violin from the 1700’s that was worth hundreds of thousand of dollars. He told me, “This instrument was made one reason. To be played. It is not an ornament to be placed on a shelf.”
In reply to @RoArquette
I'd like a whole #TinyDeskConcert of this, please
In reply to @davenewworld_2
Here's another clip of @lizzo playing James Madison's crystal flute that's worth seeing
Lizzo is making flutes great again 😂😂😂
Who's surprised, they have meltdowns over saying, Happy Holidays!
In reply to @Imposter_Edits
It’s everything they hate. A young, intelligent, lgbtq African American woman with talent, success and money. It shows their old boys club isn’t all there is
In reply to @Imposter_Edits
Not offended by an insurrection but offended by Lizzo playing beautiful music.
In reply to @Imposter_Edits
I can’t get tired of watching and listening to this clip. I was classically trained as a flautist, and now I’m many years out of practice, and seeing this evokes memories and feelings and such joy. Amazing. Lizzo is a gift!
She’s unbelievably talented!
In reply to @Imposter_Edits
That's the perfect place for her to play, it sounds so wonderful!!
Wait....THIS is what the far-right rage machine has been focusing on this week? This lovely performance? Make it make sense.
In reply to @Imposter_Edits
Lizzie made that flute come to life. Speaking of life, if you take issue with that instrument being beautifully played, you need to get a LIFE!
Another cool thing about Lizzo's musicianship is that this flute has 4 keys, not the modern 8. She picked a piece written for a 4-key flute, but it's still weird to play if you're not used to it. In conclusion: Lizzo is great.
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-National Academy of Sciences
I'm sure if it were a thin blonde white artist like @taylorswift13 and not a black woman like @lizzo the right would not be losing its collective shit over this... #Lizzo
Does she play well? Absolutely. Is it the right place and time for this? More than ever.

Lizzo- proud of this opportunity for her and she did so well.
In reply to @Imposter_Edits
“The Carnival of Venice,” by Nicoló Paganini. Technically difficult on a modern version of an instrument. I’m thinking it was incredibly so on what’s essentially a long piece of glass. Day-um!
In reply to @Imposter_Edits
Very beautiful, but what I was struck by is how charming she was at the end. She was so clearly so delighted, it was a joy to see. Her mother must be so proud.
In reply to @Imposter_Edits
She made it sing, I want to hear more.
If you witness this and feel humiliated and attacked you’re a useless piece of shit.
My respect for her just went up multiple levels 🤯
The kid has watched this clip no less than 200x today and I'm not the slightest bit sick of hearing it lol. If that's not a testament to Lizzo's perfection, idk what is!
Seeing SM flip out bc a classically trained musician played a flute in a prestigious setting while having the audacity to be both a WOC and not Eurocentric beautiful was great.
Rock on, Lizzo.
In reply to @Imposter_Edits
So beautiful and she's so talented ❤️💗
traditionalistegg33 was acting like Lizzo was shaking ass while playing that shit
In reply to @Imposter_Edits
Thank you. I hadn't seen/heard this clip before. I love it.
Silly and petty controversy aside, I bet the soul of that flute really enjoyed fulfilling its purpose at least one more time after all these centuries of being untouched. I bet it felt good to make music again.
A thing I particularly love about this little clip is the little curtsey she does at the end. That's a very familiar thing to anyone who's ever performed & didn't necessarily expect accolades at the end of it & feels slightly awkward but pleased. It's just so relatable! 😍
In reply to @Imposter_Edits
Extra baller she skips straight to the most difficult variation
Can you imagine someone finding something wrong with this? I mean someone who’s not a shithead incel like Ben Shapiro.
Lizzo is one of the most talented women in the industry & the fact that she is minimized as an artist solely because she happens to be black + plus sized is actually criminal.
In reply to @Imposter_Edits
Would those same people find this as offensive? Ann Margret performing back in the day. I don’t see much difference in what she is wearing.
She is fantastic. So much talent. ❤️
Just keep giving me all the Lizzo flute content. I cannot get enough of it. (Yes, I already follow her flute on Insta. Longtime follower.)
Woohoo!!! Let's get those right wing talking heads a spinning. If a great artist upsets, let them be upset. I for one love Lizzo.
The racists don't give a shit about this flute or any other flute. They're just mad that once again a Black woman is better at something than they'll ever be.

This is lovely and she is wonderful.
Ok, I dabbled in the flute. Was even in a youth symphony waaay back when. But I was never this good! She's amazing! #Lizzo
I do not understand the anger. Lady is a trained flutist she went to school for 4 years to play flutes and treat them properly. It's not like I picked up the flute and used it as a screwdriver
easily one of my favourite human beings of all time
não tem deus, céus, inferno quando a lizzo começa a tocar a flautinha, só ela e a música
It was never this lit when I interned at the Library of Congress in high school.
This is just lovely. Please watch and turn up your volume and turn down your negative judgement.
💙💙just beautiful 🥲🥲💙💙
Mentioned on this week's @proleftpodcast (see pinned tweet at that account)
Sharing because the last line might be true.
She has so much musicality. I strive to be on her level some day.
If you hatin on this, well, you know, I aint even gotta say it.

But I will. You a Bitch Ass sucker.
Fun story: when I was in 8th grade, I went on a school field trip to DC and we saw the @librarycongress.

The cool ceiling wouldn't fit in the viewfinder of my disposable camera, so I *laid on the floor* to snap the pic--a few feet from where @lizzo gave this awesome performance.
Instruments DESERVE to be played. That's what they are created for. To lock them up is a travisty.
Lizzo honoured this flute by playing it, by using it for its purpose. The music is lovely, and her skill is amazing.
So talented, and the acoustics in there are off the CHAIN….brava,Lizzie🙌🏽!
Black women are the moral compass and our collective liberation is through us…
Stay mad. She’s excellent!
I love the people responding to this like "I don't even like Lizzo's music but damn she's great at flute"
It really does make me wonder if Lizzo would've become one of America's best modern day classical musicians, in an alternate non-clown world timeline?

She really shouldn't be doing all this extra shit, to make herself famous!

THIS is what we should be seeing more of, from her!
Are folks really upset about this?
os motivos dos americanos estarem revoltados com a lizzo tocando flauta tem nome e todo mundo sabe qual é
This is cool, my respect for Lizzo only goes up from this video?? Ben Shapiro literally called this video controversial. WHAT is controversial?
I didn't realize you could shred on a flute 😍
Well, I guess I'd better share it, then!
Lizzo is a very talented singer and musician! I applaud her for this! 🫶🎶🥳
In reply to @spikepoint
It probably goes without saying, but I’m not really into sacred cows, and I think playing a 200 year old instrument is cool as hell 🤷🏻‍♂️
In reply to @Imposter_Edits
a whole bunch of kids will be asking for flutes for Christmas. this is dope.
This is why people are mad? I think it’s kinda cool that she’s playing an old instrument like that
Breaking stereotypes and blowing minds!
Omg. This is AWESOME! Considering the history of the creep who owned it 200 years ago and the brilliant woman playing it today.
@KristiNoem - this is how history is to be managed. Witness the beautiful significance.
I'm afraid the right wing has some big brain strategists who anticipated this critique. There are some viral tweets from MAGA personalities saying, "This is a beautiful performance by a properly clothed person, unlike that other video." The info war continues.
WOW incredible performance💙💙💙
Holy shit she's so good goddamn
Musical instruments are not made to sit in museums. They are made to be played, and enjoyed.

Love this, it's ABOUT DAMN TIME (yes I went there) Lizzo shared this gift. Thank you!
If Kim can wear Marilyn Monroe’s dress…
i fully support this and this it's cool but i've also read enough to worry that this flute might somehow summon an undead james madison or even something far worse
In reply to @Imposter_Edits
Gosh I heard there was twerking. Looks like ordinary, non sexualized musical talent.
she's so good at playing they flute makes me wish I could play an instrument 🥰
What a beautiful moment from Lizzo in the Library of Congress. Wish I had been there! ✌️🌼
Sound on, this is so exquisite! 🎵❤️🤌
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