Lana Del Ray has been in the limelight recently for all the wrong reason possible. The songwriter has been constantly criticized by various female writers, claiming that her lyrics don’t reflect the ideology she claims to follow.
To justify herself, Lana went on ranting in an Instagram post. Acclaiming that, “I’ve been honest about the challenging relationships I’ve had,” she said. “That’s just how it is for many women.”
“I think it’s pathetic that my minor lyrical exploration detailing my sometimes submissive or passive roles in my relationships has often made people say I’ve set women back hundreds of years.
“There has to be a place in feminism for women who look and act like me,” she continued.
“The kind of woman who says no but men hear yes; the kind of women who are slated mercilessly for being their authentic, delicate selves; the kind of women who get their own stories and voices taken away from them by stronger women or by men who hate women.”
Criticizing the hypocritical behaviour of feminists towards her when these stars have been singing so-called misogynistic lyrics for years on end now!
Most of Lana’s songs deal with her moving on from an abusive relationship, as it seems evident from the lyrics. This isn’t the first time she’s been bashed on the fact her songs aren’t feminst minded enough.
It all starter when the 34-year-old’s album ‘Born To Die’ had lyrics which clearly glorified abusive relationships and even back then, critics continued condemning her rather obscene lyrics claiming that it’ll have a bad influence on young girls who look up to her.
“I’m nothing without you.’ This sort of shirt-tugging, desperate, don’t leave me stuff.” This is an excerpt from one of her songs, her songs are anything but feministic from this perspective. Even Lorde had similar viewpoints on this issue, as she quoted during an interview in 2013.
Some of her songs went as far as ‘romanticizing’ domestic abuse! One of many leftist journalists who often criticize Lana for such cheap tactics, Isbella Castillo had similar thoughts to share:
“Whether it was her intention or not, romanticising domestic abuse is dangerous territory when you have an audience of young, impressionable listeners, or any listeners at all for that matter,” she wrote.
All in all, she’s often apologized for a few lyrics which even she deems inappropriate. She’s stopped singing this one relatively less known song ‘Cola’ as it signified a figure similar to Harvey Weinstein.
Lana Del Ray ended her bold statement on Instagram by saying, “My success had given other women the freedom not to sing about being happy,” and to just be able to say whatever the hell they wanted to in their music – unlike my experience where, if I even expressed a note of sadness in my first two records, I was deemed literally hysterical as though it was literally the 1920s”.
Right now, being quarantined, she’s working on writing poetry for the time being and has promised that fans can expect a new album by this September. Comment down below and let us know your opinion on this fiasco!