Many Twitter users believe the trending topic was generated by die-hard K-pop fans.
A video of Dua Lipa making it rain on a stripper has sparked a debate about feminism.
The hashtag #DuaLipaIsOverParty began trending on Twitter Tuesday morning after footage emerged of the English pop star at a strip club with Lizzo following Sunday night's Grammy Awards.
After the ceremony, the "Truth Hurts" star, who opened the show and went on to win three gramophones, headed to Hollywood's Crazy Girls strip club with her team, the "Don't Start Now" singer, Lil Nas X and Rosalía.
"Lizzo made it rain for sure. All of the celebs were making it rain and dancing all night with her," an insider told Page Six. "She also had some male strippers come in to celebrate her manager Kevin Beisler's birthday."
Dua Lipa participated in the partying by showering a stripper with dollar bills. But when someone uploaded a video of said moment to Twitter, a public debate over feminism and double standards broke out, with most participants falling within two camps: sex workers are victims of exploitation vs. sex work is a viable choice for those who choose to engage in it.
"Que buen ejemplo dua lipa, lizzo, rosalia sexualizando mujeres pero bueno después salen a decir que son feministas," tweeted the critic who originally posted the video, which is Spanish for, "What a good example dua lipa, lizzo, rosalia sexualizing women and then later they announce they're feminists."
que buen ejemplo dua lipa, lizzo, rosalia sexualizando mujeres pero bueno después salen a decir que son feministas pic.twitter.com/1SEhX7d2AK— lil agosx (@lewisbruises) January 28, 2020
Since the video showed only Dua Lipa actively engaging with the dancers, the criticism has been aimed at mostly her. But a large portion of Twitter users believe the trending topic was generated by die-hard K-pop fans, who often spam hashtags in order to promote K-pop stars. Indeed, many of the condemning tweets aimed at Dua Lipa included GIFs or memes of their beloved Korean icons.
"Don't mind this hashtag just a bunch of whack kpop stans all over," one user wrote. "These 'over party' hashtags are just excuses to post more kpop vids," added another.
Still, the "One Kiss" singer's fans rushed to her defense, saying she should be allowed to enjoy a night at a strip club, which "isn't illegal," without criticism. Some even argued a male musician doing the same thing would likely not be condemned publicly.
See reactions to the hashtag below.
YESSS DUO PISS IS FINALLY OVER LETS CELEBRATE #DuaLipaIsOverParty— Demetria Stan (@demetria_stan) January 28, 2020
y’all are canceling dua just because she went to a strip club— Luka 🪐 (@getawaysummer22) January 28, 2020
taylor didn’t lie when she said “if i was out flashing my dollars i’d be a bitch not a baller” #dualipaisoverparty pic.twitter.com/8goE4HFLzW
LMAO HOW IS SHE LESS OF A FEMINIST BY LITERALLY SUPPORTING WOMEN— ً (@mitchelsbraids) January 28, 2020
y’all canceling dua for going to a strip club? wtf let the girl live her live, supporting exotic dancers is not against feminism or illegal goddamn let her live #dualipaisoverparty— nana #⃝ - meeting skz d-2 (@moodyves) January 28, 2020
lizzo*— 𝖉𝖆𝖓𝖎𝖊𝖑 ✨ (@lgbtvelour) January 28, 2020
Sooo let me get this straight, you’re cancelling Dua because she went to a strip club, claiming she’s anti feminism, the same feminism that shouldn’t stigmatize sex workers? Okay. #dualipaisoverparty pic.twitter.com/IeLmcSOm7z— Lav ☾ (@witchyleia) January 28, 2020
Fuck twitter and all of you fake woke people. Don’t call yourself a feminist if you’re gonna cancel her because she went to a strip club. #dualipaisoverparty— Lyn⁷ (@lynzie_p) January 28, 2020
#dualipaisoverparty y’all really canceling her for going to a strip club.... bro everybody goes to strip clubs to either shake some ass or watch ass shake. y’all swear y’all feminists but be so against sex work and women in general. I HATE IT HERE. pic.twitter.com/fgU7ELRsy1— Alli 🌚 (@shookshawtii) January 28, 2020
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hold on 💀 y’all cancelling her because she went to a strip club? y’all stigmatize stripping and make it harder for it to be safe. damn leave dua alone #dualipaisoverparty— ♡ electra ♡ (@blondeperfume) January 28, 2020