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Lana Del Rey faced a major backlash on Thursday after posting a long rant on Instagram in which she managed to verify the names of women of color more successfully than she did.
Friday afternoon, the 34-year-old singer provided some “final notes” on her “controversial article” and insisted that “critics can’t read and want to do [her post into] a racial war.
“But the truth is, talking about race says a lot more about you than it does about me – you want the drama,” Lana wrote.
She began her follow-up message by stating that her original post was “not at all controversial” and that, despite criticism, she remained firm on her position.
Final words: Nn Friday afternoon, Lana Del Rey provided some “final notes” on her “controversial article” and insisted that “the critics cannot read and want to do [her post into] a racial war ”; Lana photographed in 2018
“Despite the comments I have heard from several people I have mentioned in a complementary manner, be it Ariana or Doja Cat – I want to say that I remain firm in my clarity and my position in that what I wrote was the importance of advocacy for the more delicate and often rejected and softer female personality.
“And that there must be room for this guy in what will inevitably become a new wave / 3rd wave of feminism that is fast approaching. Look, ”wrote the singer from Born To Die.
In Lana’s original rant, she directly referred to stars like Ariana Grande, Beyonce, Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj, which prompted fans of the artists to label her “racist” and “authorized”.
Many believed that she intentionally chose women of color in the music industry and placed her struggles with mainstream appeal to them.
Not my message: “But the truth is, talking about race says a lot more about you than it does about me – you want drama,” wrote Lana.
“If the women I mention don’t want to be associated with me, that’s fine for me,” wrote Del Rey.
Lana admitted that she could “give more” [context] at [her] post ‘mentioning that the rant was taken from his’ second book released next March called behind the iron doors – a glimpse of an institution. ‘
As for those who found her racially motivated position, Lana insisted that she challenged “female critics and * female alternative artists” who accused her of “glamorizing abuse” in her music, not artists. of color.
“I’m sorry that the people I can only assume are super asset / pence supporters or hyper liberals or headlines who criticize critics can’t read and want to make it a race war.”
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Good by her: “If the women I mention don’t want to be associated with me, that’s fine for me,” wrote Del Rey, who mentioned the likes of Ariana Grande and Doja Cat in his controversial article. published Thursday; Ariana (left) photographed in 2018 and Doja Cat (right) photographed in 2019
Sending: she came back to Instagram a few moments later to share a legendary post that included a quote from the late American architect and writer Frank Lloyd Wright
“When in fact the problem was with * female critics and * female alternative artists who are disassociated from their own fragility and sexuality and berate more sexually liberated artists like me and the women I mentioned,” said she wrote.
Lana said that making her first “race” message couldn’t be further from the truth and that all the outrage was born out of the media’s thirst for drama.
“But the truth is, talking about race says a lot more about you than it does about me – you want the drama, you don’t want to believe that a woman can be beautiful, strong and fragile at the same time, loving and all inclusive by making personal repairs just for the fun of it.
“Nothing new here in your reaction. Like a decade ago, when a million people thought I was feigning emotional weakness or lying about not having any money when it was the truth, “she said.
Original statement: Lana Del Rey faced a major backlash Thursday after posting a long Instagram rant in which she verified the names of her female musician colleagues to be more successful with the general public than her
Fuming: Lana del Rey is called “racist”, “titled” and “a case in which we should abolish stardom” by critics after posting a long Instagram rant Thursday evening; Lana photographed in January
To conclude Friday’s rant, Lana wrote: “My goal and my message are clear. Let me control my own story.
She returned to Instagram moments later to share a legendary post that included a quote from the late American architect and writer Frank Lloyd Wright.
“If you invest in beauty, it will stay with you every day of your life,” she reads.
Lana’s post on Thursday began by calling Doja Cat, Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Kehlani, Nicki Minaj and Beyonce for having had number one songs about being sexy, not wearing clothes, f *** ing, cheating, etc. . ‘
Mad: She named singers like Camila Cabello, Doja Cat and Kehlani, saying they had # 1 songs for “being sexy, not wearing clothes, kissing, cheating, etc.” “
Targets: Beyonce and Nicki Minaj have both been called in her rant on social networks
She complained that it was unfair that they had succeeded in doing so, but was “crucified” for “glamorizing abuse” because she sang about “feeling beautiful by being in love even if the relationship is not perfect “and” dancing for money “.
But the complaint quickly gained ground, with Twitter users pointing out that it only complained about artists who are women of color.
“Lana Del Rey is racist. Why is it attacking only the WOC ??? ‘Wrote one.
“Lana Del Rey took a page of all the racist books from the white youtuber and the brand. She uses anti-racism and black indignation marketing to sell her new books and albums that are coming out, “said another.
“So when Lana del Rey writes about sex and abuse and relationships is glamorous, artistic and undervalued, but when black women do her … what?” Overvalued? Cheap? Because that’s what I take away from his tone, “wrote another.
“This message from Lana del ray seems a little racist to me and HELLA envies me,” said another.
Others have said that in addition to being a racist, the job seems to have the right, Lana seems to take for granted that she deserves number one in singles.
“Lana del rey is afraid and she’s a racist and she thinks that singing about coke and the men who don’t like her makes her accessible to 34-year-olds. said a Twitter user.
However, Lana was quick to respond to criticism, responding to any suggestion that her rant was racially motivated – while criticizing her detractors for “solving a WOC problem.”
Angry: Dozens of Twitter Users Called Her Racist for Choosing Colored Female Artists
Upset: Lana lashed out at her Instagram critics, insisting that her rant had nothing to do with race, but rather the fact that “there are some women who culture doesn’t want to have a voice”
‘Bro. It’s sad to talk about a WOC issue when I talk about my favorite singers, “she wrote in a comment which she then shared on her Instagram stories.
“I literally couldn’t tell anyone, but I chose my damn favorite people. And this is the problem of society today, not everything is what you want it to be. That’s exactly the point of my message – there are some women whose culture doesn’t want to have a voice that it may not have to do with race, I don’t know what that has to do.
“I don’t care, but never call myself a racist because they are bulls ***.”
In a second comment, she continued: “And on my last and final note on everything – when I said people who look like me – I meant people who don’t seem strong or necessarily intelligent, or who have control, etc. It’s about advocating for a more delicate personality, not for the white woman – thanks for Karen’s comments. V. useful.
However, it was not only the stars that Lana chose to name that caught the eye of critics.
Two-way: critics also challenged other parts of her article, as if she was not committed to being a feminist but thought feminism should have a place for her
A few paragraphs later, Lana wrote that she was “not a feminist” – but added that “there must be a place in feminism for women who look like me and act like me – the kind of woman who says no but men hear yes – the kind of women who are ruthlessly supposed to be authentic and delicate themselves, the kind of women who have their own stories and voices taken away by stronger women or by men who hate women women.
Critics found this remark confusing. Many have misread it, thinking that she said she was “not a feminist” – while others who understood its meaning still found it problematic.
‘#LanaDelRey saying” Let’s be clear, I’m not a feminist “, but to say that wanting to be treated like everyone else is what feminism is. Can someone tell her PR? tweeted actress Iliza Shlesinger.
“Lana del Rey demands” a place in feminism “while saying that she is not a feminist and racist is such an example of why we should abolish celebrity,” said another, while one third called the claim “the most titled shit I’ve ever heard.
“The optics of Lana, a white woman, complaining about the lack of space for feminism while criticizing the acclaim attributed to several black pop artists is mortifying,” wrote Jezebel’s Ashely Reese.
“Lana Del Rey really threw a bunch of black women under the bus before saying that feminism should welcome women like her. It’s art, ”wrote Zito.
As Lana spoke to comment on the backlash, she was not alone; at least one of the artists whose names she checked also had something to say about the rant.
Doja Cat commented on the post, “Gang sank this dunker. “
Read the full message from Lana del Rey
“Now that Doja Cat, Ariana [Grande], Camila [Cabello], Cardi B, Kehlani and Nicki Minaj and Beyonce had numbers with songs about being sexy, not wearing clothes, kissing, cheating, etc. – can I please go back to singing about the incarnation, feeling beautiful while being in love even if the relationship is not perfect, or dance for money – or whatever I want – without to be crucified or to say that I glorify the abuses ??????? ‘
“I’m just fed up with female alternative writers and singers who say I glamorize abuse when in reality I’m just a glamorous person who just sings about the realities of what we all see now are all relationships widespread with emotional abuse all over the world.
“With all the subjects that women are finally allowed to explore, I just want to say in the past ten years, I find it pathetic that my minor lyrical exploration detailing my sometimes submissive or passive roles in my relationships has often made people say that I had fixed women go back hundreds of years.
‘Make it clear, I’m not a feminist – but there has to be a place in feminism for women who look like me and act like me – the kind of woman who says no but men hear yes – the kind of women who are ruthlessly supposed to be their authentic and delicate selves, the kind of women who have their own stories and voices taken away by stronger women or by men who hate women.
“I have been honest and optimistic about the difficult relationships I have had. Newsflash! It’s like that for many women. And it was unfortunately my experience until the time these recordings were made.
“So I just want to say that it’s been a long 10-year period of bull testing *** until recently and I’ve learned a lot from them, but I also think it really paved the way for other women to stop putting happy face ‘and being able to say everything they wanted in their music.
“Contrary to my experience where if I even expressed a note of sadness in my first two discs, I was considered literally hysterical as if it were literally the 1920s.
“Anyway, none of this has much to do with it, but I’ll detail some of my feelings in my next two poetry books (mostly the second) with Simon and Schuster.
“Yes, I always do personal repairs with the book product at my choice of Native American foundations which I am very happy with.
“And I’m sure there will be nuances of what I reflected on in my new album coming out on September 5. Happy quarantine. ‘