This Second Grade Teacher’s Version of Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” Is an Elementary School Anthem

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Pittsburgh Unified School District teacher Dorothy Honey Mallari’s second grade-style version of  Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” is an educational anthem every student needs to hear.

According to KPIX 5, the Los Medanos Elementary second grade teacher regularly rewrites pop music for her class.

Even though original lyrics to the song aren’t all-together child-friendly, Mallari told KPIX News, “And when the song came on — the Kid’s Bop version — they were really digging it.” The teacher continued, “And so I said, ‘OK, this is the song we’re going to do it to.’”

The revamped version of the song now includes lyrics such as, “Let’s be great, cuz’ I know we are great” and, “Help you with your homework, just a little.”

So what do Mallari’s second graders think of the song? Based on the video clip, they all enjoy it! Eight-year-old student Hayden Wiebe told KPIX News, “It makes us feel happy in the morning and it makes us feel like a family.” Another student, Jaxson Sanchez, said of his inspirational teacher, “She makes a difference of school, because other teachers just do normal things.”

It’s not just Mallari’s students who see the brilliance in her “Truth Hurts” re-do. Along with most of the Internet, Lizzo chimed in, tweeting, “Ur right..this IS the best thing I’ve watched today.”

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Pittsburgh USD via YouTube



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