Recently, pop star Lana Del Rey hit back at critics who accused her by saying that she “glamorizes abuse.”
The singer landed herself in controversy after announcing her new album, which is a follow up of her 2019’s Norman Fucking Rockwell and putting out a long statement about how she’s tired of being “crucified” all the time for the types of songs she makes.
In the post, the singer was talking about the double standards that critics show to other female singers like Doja Cat, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Kehlani, and Beyonce who talk about “being sexy, wearing no clothes, f***ing, cheating, etc.” and how all these songs went on to earn top positions.
Del Rey wanted to be left alone to sing about the the subjects she believes in, which are being embodied, feeling beautiful by being in love even when the relationship is not perfect, or dancing for money, or similar things without being questioned for her choice of lyrics and judged for it.
She expressed her discontent for female writers and singers who are saying that she was glamorising abuse when in reality she was singing about the prevalent realities in abusive relationships.
The singer talked about how critics blamed her for her passive roles in relationships, saying she is “setting women back hundreds of years.” These are the issues she dealt with but the current one is about how she has targeted artists of colour.
In all honesty, anyone who took an effort to read can understand that this has nothing to do with racial or cultural backgrounds and that it’s simply about singing what you wanted to sing without being judged about it. Del Rey clarified that she loved all these singers, but she still considers that these singers have had the privilege to express themselves in their songs without getting judged for it like she did.