Lana Del Rey has recently come into fire for her lyrics and the messages they give out to women surrounding the topic of abuse.
Her response, however, has led to her receiving even more backlash as fans and Twitter users alike question whether her post responding to the hate was necessary.
Some users announced that Lana Del Rey should be ‘cancelled‘ for her comments on the matter, but what did she say that caused such outrage? Find out below.
Why are some Twitter users ‘cancelling’ Lana Del Rey?
After being criticised for being ‘anti-feminist’ and ‘glamorising abuse’ in her most recent album ‘Norman f***ing Rockwell’, Lana Del Rey took to social media to speak out against the accusations.
She wrote on Instagram:
“I’m fed up with female writers and alt singers saying I glamorise abuse when in reality I’m just a glamorous person singing about the realities of what we are all now seeing are very prevalent emotionally abusive relationships all over the world.”
Lana went on to tell fans that she is “not not a feminist” but insited:
“There needs to be a place in feminism for people who look and act like me- the kid of women who say no but men hear yes- the kind of women who are slated mercilessly for being their authentic delicate selves, the kind of women who get their own stories and voices taken away from them by stronger women or by men who hate women.”
However, what fans were angry at was how Lana chose to begin her post where she stated:
“Mow that Doja Cat, Ariana, Camila, Cardi B, Kehlani and Nicki Minaj and Beyonce have had number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, f***ing, cheating etc – can I please go back to singing about being embodied, feeling beautiful by being in love even if the relationship is not perfect, or dancing for money- or whatever I want- without being crucified or saying that I’m glamorising abuse??????”
What do fans think of Lana’s post?
Some Twitter users called out Lana for choosing to tear down other women who are mostly women of colour to defend herself, and many used the hashtag #lanadelreycist.
One user wrote: “I’m all for different styles of music being interpreted individually by the public but just because you’re getting negative feedback doesn’t give you the right to hate on other artists ( also don’t minimalise artists career to be about the same thing)”
Lana took to Instagram once again where she wrote:
“To be clear because I knowwwwww you love to twist things. I f***ing love these singers and I know them that’s why I mentioned them. I would also like to have some of the same freedom of expression without judgement of hysteria. There you go.”
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