Last week La Weekly wrote an article so disgustingly sexist about new singer Sky Ferreira that the editor was forced to come out with a (pathetic) public apology.
(Read why their apology was super problematic here)
Now it’s Sky’s turn to respond to those demeaning written words about her. The singer took to twitter to write:
“I’m obviously a lot more than my ‘sex appeal’ or my ‘knockers.’ I’m not ashamed of either of those things either.”
“I spend/spent so much time being frustrated by this type of bullshit that it really took a toll on me in a personal level.”
That’s terrible. Journalists need to realize that their words have real effects on the people they write about and not just publish articles with such little thought.
“I’m not a think piece. I’m not a fucking example. I’m glad that this is making people think & conversation is happening
A part of me didn’t want or at first care to respond because I don’t think it deserves that sort of power or attention/validation. But I also know it would probably seem as if I don’t care or I’m okay with it or weak. When I obviously do for obvious reasons.”
We’re so glad Sky took the time to gather her thoughts and respond to an article that should never have been written. Let’s all hope the journalists over at LA Weekly have actually learned their lesson.