Lyzny Lab has blown up the Internet, and now she’s taking television by storm thanks to her witty, wise and ridiculously catchy feminist anthem “A Scary Time”, with the Texas teacher performing the song live on Thursday night’s edition of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in celebration of the International Day of the Girl.
Lab wrote the song as a response to one of President Trump’s more tone-deaf statements, made while he commented on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegations against new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh by recasting men as the real victims.
“It is a very scary time for young men in America, where you can be guilty of something you may not be guilty of,” Trump said during an impromptu press conference. “This is a very, very — this is a very difficult time.”
Lab felt the need to respond, and she did so in song, accompanying herself on ukulele for “A Scary Time”, a bitingly satirical tune that lays out all the various ways women are forced to protect themselves from the constant threat of sexual assault while men are finding it “really tough when your reputation’s on the line and any woman you’ve assaulted could turn up any time.”
Lab’s song clearly struck a chord, having racked up more than 12 million views on Twitter.
Following her performance, she tweeted a thank you to “JKL!” and “the incredible women and girls who stood up there and surrounded me with their love and THEIR voices.”
Meanwhile, Lab tweeted her thanks to some famous fans, including “Avengers” star Mark Ruffalo, daytime talk show queen Ellen DeGeneres and grunge rock icons Pearl Jam.