While everyone was at home with Lizzo FOMO, Varadkar was '100% that bitch'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was spotted at Lizzo last night and Twitter wasn't happy that he had swiped a ticket for one of the hottest gigs in Dublin.

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There was severe FOMO around Dublin last night as Lizzo took to the stage of The Olympia for a concert that sold out in minutes. Very few Lizzo fans were lucky enough to grab tickets, but some of the fortunate few who did, spotted a familiar face in the audience last night. News started to spread that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was in the audience and many Lizzbians had something to say.

Some fans were annoyed that Varadkar had a ticket while they did not, but some seemed to enjoy that he is a fan of superstar Lizzo.


One user said that people’s reaction was bordering on homophobic as “nobody has a problem when politician’s go to GAA matches or The Script”


This Lizzo controversy follows previous criticism Varadkar encountered after writing a letter to Kylie Minogue, The Queen of Ireland, Panti Bliss said he doesn’t believe there would have been any backlash had the letter been sent by a straight politician.

Rory said: “He got bashed for that. I’m always jumping to defend the gay, but if that had been Pink Floyd, do you think there would have been such fuss? No there wouldn’t.

“There’s a slight hum of homophobia about it. Every other Taoiseach has gone to things. If it’s because he’s a gay man who likes Kylie? That’s the problem.

“Thank god he likes Kylie. If he didn’t he’d be weird. Who wouldn’t have written that letter?

“He’s the Taoiseach and she’s staying across the road. Of course, you’re going to. It’s a little sweetener to the job that we all would have taken.”

Before Lizzo landing in Dublin for her gig, the immensely talented street artist Emma Blake honoured Lizzo with a stunning mural of the singer’s Cuz I Love You tour image on Chatham Row, Dublin.

Ahead of Lizzo’s show in the Olympia Theatre on November 10th, a mural of the singer went up on the side of Chatham Row and South William Street. Reacting to news of the mural, Lizzo posted on Twitter “WAIT… OMG.”

Blake has created many wonderful pieces of art across the city. Recently, she created a mural of Sister Michael from the Derry Girls with the caption “Another hotel? Christ” on the side of the Bernard Shaw.

The two of them have formed a dream team bringing a splash of colour to the grey streets of Dublin that has everyone “feeling good as hell.” One Twitter user said, “Can’t believe I get to pass by a Lizzo mural every day.”

This celebration of the singer has lifted everyone’s spirits. Street art in Dublin continues to thrive, heading in new and exciting directions regardless of rain or shine.

As Lizzo sings, “If I’m shinin’, everybody gonna shine.”

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