zazie_toujours (zazie_toujours) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Lana del Rey announces new album, is not not a feminist, has questions for the culture

In a lengthy note on instagram the singer

  • for some reason brings up Beyonce, Doja, Cardi and Kehlani's songs and asks if they can sing about sexuality, why can't she write about being "embodied by being in love" and abusive relationships without being called retrograde by "female writers and alt singers"

  • claims to be not not a feminist but wants there to be a place in feminism for women who say no but men hear yes, and women who get their voices taken away from them by "stronger women" or "men who hate women"

  • announces a second book of poetry in the works. Proceeds from both books will go to Native American foundations

  • announces a new album September 5th! But does not say which year

  • also posted a photo of Jack Antonoff, but why should I repost. Safe to say he'll have a hand in the new album.


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i don't know how to embed tweets (can someone show me how?), but please click on it, I'M FUCKING SCREAMING!!!!

(You click the little v-arrow on the top right of the tweet, press embed code, copy the code and paste here.)
oh wait, I forgot to mention I'm trying to post from my phone! or can I only do it on a computer?


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8 months ago

NNNNNN this killed me
Lmaoo twitter always deliver the content

LOL I want the backlash to come full force


May 21 2020, 11:32:12 UTC 8 months ago Edited:  May 21 2020, 11:41:24 UTC

“Let this be clear I’m not a feminist - but there has to be a place in feminism for women who look and act like me”

lmao the AUDACITY of her to say this. we need more white women like her in feminism, of course! less of those women who like beyonce, doja, nicki, ari, kehlani, cardi, and camilla

honestly, this letter sounds like a white woman who doesn't care if she gives off dogwhistles; she’s embracing it.

i am just shocked with disgust at how insidiously racist this letter is to black women, black artistry, and black culture. every time i read over it just sounds more and more like she read modern day white women neo nazi talking points and then wrote this. THIS is some aryan sisterhood shit, not taylor swift.
Not camping for Lana but she said “I’m not not a feminist”
she's trying to camp for both sides with the not a feminist but a feminist bs


May 21 2020, 11:57:46 UTC 8 months ago Edited:  May 21 2020, 11:58:09 UTC

i think it's telling that she describes herself as delicate and authentic and then slates the artists of color (+ariana) as singing about sexy dumb shit


8 months ago

the tone is very Karen Jr tbh
She was/is dating a cop right? I mean seems like this is who she always has been.
This is rich coming from a person who puts a Nina Simone cover on almost every album lol
Why can’t white women just keep WoC names out they mouths? Beyoncé and Doja ain’t talking bout her or critiquing her, so why the whataboutism?
Literally huh?


May 21 2020, 11:38:31 UTC 8 months ago Edited:  May 21 2020, 11:39:18 UTC

All the artists she name dropped have been criticized too. WTF is she talking about? I swear white people can't take any criticism. And why does she talk about her music like it's groundbreaking or like she's some great songwriter?
like beyoncé’s pro black super bowl performance that had magats seething on every cable news program for the next 2 weeks - and that was a case where she was actually singing about something important.

Lmaaoo stop it omg

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Lmfao this is soooooo bad! Is this the season of white women 'accidentally' outing themselves as racists?
She really thought she did something huh.
Hope the backlash is swift and obliterating!
your songs and videos are full of "i heart abusive old dudes" shit, it's not less sexist just because you aren't doing so while showing off ass and tiddies
Also... "Making personal reparations"... Is... This about the headdress criticism?? Or some kind of last ditch attempt at acknowledging white privilege in what is a truly racially tone deaf post??? She packed so much into this inane statement.
Fucking yikes.
She could have done all of that without name dropping. It’s still a mess.
She could've just named the critics is she was that annoyed but she had to drag everyone else into this shit. The artist she named have nothing to do with her not being able to handle a bad review.
it's very "i'm special, i'm not like the other girls" and to specifically name woc and one who thinks she's a woc is questionable
Someone else in this post called Ariana a 'person of spray on color' and I'm LIVING


May 21 2020, 11:52:57 UTC 8 months ago Edited:  May 21 2020, 12:46:16 UTC

This is unfortunate, I use to love her for this very reason (her songs subject matters ). But she’s pretty much tainted her music for me. This seems to be a common eventual trait for white (sometimes other) indie artists. They make great music, then eventually call out more famous black female artists for being sexy or what they considered anti woman by being anti woman
and then I lose all interest. (Warpaint comes to mind, they talked about feminism while calling Beyonce and Rihanna slutty)

Maybe you aren’t getting hits because the slimy old man you like to sing about is locked up.
so many of the Pitchfork-ready, Brooklyn/Chicago/Seattle gentrified indie music artists are like her. Caroline Polachek posted an insta story using the n-word (hard r, if i recall correctly) and got called out by Kelela, yet she still has a career and loved by the braindead poppers and meth gays.
Didn’t Caroline make an article bout feeling threaten that a big blank woman was in her yoga class? Or was that her sister , Jen Polachek


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8 months ago

so glad i skip her boring ass music every time spotify starts autoplaying it :)
!! @ that caroline callout. only had 1 song of her saved on my spotify, but not anymore


8 months ago

Caroline also loudly dropped out of an all woman lineup festival because "reverse sexism" or smth lolll

They never have the sense to just! Not! Post!


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Wait WHAT about Caroline and Kelela?! Omfg
Omg I like warpaint....this is disappointing


May 21 2020, 11:53:17 UTC 8 months ago Edited:  May 21 2020, 11:54:17 UTC

The fact that she's still relevant is mindblowing. She should have faded away after that disastrous SNL performance. I def judge anyone who fucks with culture vultures like her, Iggy and Billie.
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