The singer Lana del Rey’s not afraid to criticism and accusations that he has been receiving in recent days after the comparative, which he expressed openly in one of his latest posts on Instagram were interpreted as racist.
In the publication made in the virtual sphere, the star wanted to criticize the contradiction between the hostile reception of some of their old songs, and the commercial success of later topics, from stars like Cardi B, Ariana Grande or Beyoncé, which, in its judgment involve artistic proposals similar.
“Doja Cat, Ariana (Grande), Camila (Hair), Cardi B, Kehlani and Nicki Minaj and Beyonce have had number 1’s singing about being sexy, walking naked, fuck, cheat…”, stated the artist in the initial letter, entitled “a question for the culture”.
After being labeled ‘racist’ by lashing out at those double-standards that, according to her, makes his music a dangerous example of “fragile” female in contrast with the character “empowered” other music star, Lana has not only been reaffirmed in their statements, but has insisted in the bias attacks that are made against it, which would not apply to other artists in the industry.
“I just want to remind you that, in my previous entry, my only personal declaration was to assert the necessity of include some fragility in the feminist movement. When I spoke of ‘girls like me’, I was referring to my status as a white woman, but those women do not usually believe because they think that somehow they deserve what happens to them,” he said in a video posted on Instagram.
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If that was not enough with your clarification, Wool has also re-illustrate your position with a comparison that, on this occasion, it directly involves your partner in the profession FKA Twigs.
According to her testimony, she would have been compared to nothing less than a ‘bitch’ for daring to dance in a bar when, in the case of the second, the same idea would be praised as an original piece of his art.
“When I get to a bar, people call me slut, but if you do [FKA] Twigs, it is assumed that it is art. The culture is very sick today, and I find it very sad that I attack when I have always wanted the best for the culture and for the women,” he asserted.
Day earlier Wool had clarified that his statements had no intention to be racist.
“Don’t call me racist never never never never never more, because that is nonsense”, wrote the artist, who said that “he could have mentioned to anyone”, but chose “their favorite people”.
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In the past, the lyrics of Lana have been criticized for romanticizing violence against women, with lyrics like “he hit Me and it felt like a kiss”.
For Lana del Rey his music continues to be a expression of feminism, only it is more “glamorous”.