Zara Larsson is speaking out about Lana Del Rey‘s controversial commentary.
The 22-year-old “Ain’t My Fault” singer spoke out in a series of Instagram Story posts directly referencing Lana‘s series of posts about her critics who say she glamorizes abuse while name-checking several female artists, and defending her “self advocacy for the more delicate and often dismissed, softer female personality.”
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“Serious question for the culture (lol): haven’t ‘delicate’ and ‘soft’ women always been celebrated? It’s literally the ‘ideal’ woman. For decades women have been seen as delicate and soft as well as passive and submissive. And if A woman didn’t fit into that standard she was frowned upon,” she wrote.
“I do agree that sometimes women today, because we had to fight for the right to change the narrative and to authoritarian, lead, and to own our sexuality, have to put on a ‘strong girl’ facade to be seen as a ~true~ Feminist, when the truth is, women (and every other gender) is sometimes strong and sometimes soft. And you should be able to express yourself in whatever light you may wanna be in, ’cause that’s the reality. People are multidimensional. But…fight for the right to be soft? Is it necessary?” she went on to say.
“When I released ‘Ruin My Life’ I was scared I was gonna get comments about how I glamorized abusive relationships (and I did get them). I understand where they’re coming from, but as an artist I wanted to express my feelings that I had in a previous toxic relationship and I should be allowed to do that, even tho I’m a feminist!!!! Feeling like you want to ruin your life is f–ked up, but at one point I wanted that more than being without him. BUT my artistic freedom shouldn’t be the center of a feministic debate, because I think they’re way more important topics, like actual domestic abuse. Ya feel?”
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