Seems to be easier calling someone racist as to admit judging hypocritical. Of cause it's not the best defense to relativise - on the other hand who's at the position to decide which lyrical themes an artist could and should use? Terrible time of an growing moral codex of disgust for it's own sake. Sad truth - but life isn't always easy and nice even if you're forcing to deny this fact.
lol, so u want her to be like other celebs who can only say "spread positivity, I love everyone and all that fake bullshit?" also she never said anything bad lol. but of course, people attack her for anything so she can't win
Perfection view changes from person to person.
For instance, I think NFR artwork could be much better. That record has her richest and strongest songwriting skills. And the cover does not capture everything at all. I don't want to explain COCC artwork. She explained and ruined it already.
Lana being the only honest, good intentioned artist out there and being called Karen Del Rey while everyone else in that industry is shallow and greedy as hell showed me what humans are made of among other things. Human beings do not deserve good things.
I love Lana's music but I disagree with her ig rant. A lot of the criticism of her early work is perfectly valid. She was showing abusive relationships in a way that was romanticized and not critical of them. As she grew as an artist, she improved and depicted those relationships in a more complex, critical, and artful way. Her new music never became as popular as the old stuff, so she's still known for that, and yes, it sucks. At the same time though, of course her new music isn't as popular, most of her songs are too long to be radio-friendly and she isn't leaping on trends anymore. It's no longer comparable to other pop artists, so why compare her success or critical reception to theirs? And why is she degrading pop artists for depicting sexiness positively? It's not bad to be sexy, but it's actually harmful to promote abuse. It seems like she needs to examine her biases.
no idea what youre talking about. all popstars she mentioned do deal with abusive relationships at some point or another. which according to you is harmful. shes not saying its bad to be sexy, shes explictly saying those have been never scrutinized for the *themes* because they come from a position of *happiness* and *pride* (?) while Lana is the most realistic of all and stands from a vulnerable perspective. Until her NO ONE had combined extreme beauty, swagger, and an obvious SADNESS and WEAKNESS. Thats why she was groundbreaking and shes gotten sustematically copied for a decade already. but the true geniuses always get shunned while the copies applauded. Also racists are those who cant see that the best popstars happen to be black, race is in no way a subject on her text.
youre way too sheltered and if i may, disrespectful towards people like me who have been assaulted and Lana helped us realize, if you think singing a song equals undergoing a real attack coming from a man who is just plain evil and has power. a song is a song. real evil is out there. claiming vulnerability helps the weak. Lana has done more for me than any of these so called feminist popstars who are only attitude and a hop on a wagon for success and awards
I have not disrespected anyone or called anyone weak, what the fuck?!! Where is that coming from?? And you're right, Rihanna has put out some music on topics similar to Lana's, and if I remember correctly she got tons of shit for it too (love the way you lie, she got crucified for it too, like lana, though most of her art isn't even about that while a lot more of Lana's is). AND I AM HAPPY FOR YOU. I AM HAPPY LANA'S MUSIC HELPED YOU. But you are way out of pocket making assumptions about me. And you need to understand not everyone is going to have the same relationship with her art as you are. For me it was not healthy, that's that. Also OBVIOUSLY I didn't say that "singing a song equals undergoing a real attack." But singing a song primed me to be in the mental state where I thought love meant feeling powerless, & that set me up to be accepting of things that I didn't deserve. Lana's vulnerability was what drew me to her art, but as she has grown as an artist she has learned to be