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Lizzo met Mayor Pete, and Twitter went wild over their awkward photo

The Democratic nominee for president and the Grammy nominee chatted on ‘CBS This Morning.’ Of course Twitter had thoughts.

Lizzo met Mayor Pete, and Twitter went wild over their awkward photo

Lizzo and Pete Buttigieg appeared on CBS This Morning on Thursday, chummed it up by engaging in small talk, and took photos together. The encounter—specifically, one awkward photo in which Lizzo looks uncharacteristically uncomfortable—ended up on Twitter and predictably, it caused a stir. 

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This timing is no accident. Lizzo has a new music video to promote, she was nominated for a ton of Grammys, she’s Time’s Entertainer of the Year, and she’s probably trying to distract people from the Lakers game bare butt incident while also still keeping herself in the news. Meanwhile, Buttigieg is doing horribly with black voters. A recent poll showed him at zero percent among black South Carolina Democrats. During his interview on CBS This Morning, he said (as he has in the past) that he had more work to do with winning black Dem support. 

We know that Lizzo is probably a Democrat, since she has defended Bernie Sanders against ageism, mentioned that she wasn’t voting for Trump, and has tweeted support for Elizabeth Warren. The latter wasn’t exactly an endorsement, but she did refer to her as “dope candidate.” But according to Twitter, Buttigieg and Lizzo together in a photoand Buttigieg acknowledging that he was excited to be standing next to heris awkward, and people had a field day.

There were “100%” references—many of them riffing on Buttigieg’s own quip to Gayle King wondering if he’d had a DNA test recently. (“Yes, I’m 100% the nominee to lead the way.”) Some people expressed joy that two of their faves met in person, while others accused Buttigieg of pandering. 

Let’s take a look at the witty, the harsh, and the everything-in-between responses to what might be considered another weird moment in Lizzo’s momentous 2019

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