TALENTED singer Grimes has written a heart-felt blog post about how she “hates” sexism in the music industry.
It starts off with a plea for her words not to be taken out of context, perhaps knowing that any insight into a well-known person’s mind can easily turn into fair game once posted on the internet.
She detests men trying to “help” her out, or help her with technology as if she is incapable, and being congratulated on being thin so she can fit into sample sized clothing.
Other situations that she tells her fans that she “hates” include being constantly called “cute” or a “waif”, loved ones betraying her “so they can get credit or money”, being perceived as vapid as she likes pop music, and general intrusion into her life and being objectified.
“I don’t want to have to compromise my morals in order to make a living,” she explains in the post.
She also reveals that while she will make a new record, the touring and promotion for her first release Visions is finished.
It’s an interesting insight from Grimes, real name Claire Boucher, into the entitlement that fans, journalists, friends, loved-ones suddenly believe they are owed because of someone’s success.
It seems to be the way the industry works these days and we love Grimes for making a stand.