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you're not even trying.
single shitbomb controversy link that you couldn't even be arsed to accompany with one line of comment. try harder.
it's all kicking off downthread
that's that settled then
Not read the link
HOLD MY HAND
and yeah, she's still an idiot
it was a joke.
I kind of wonder how many other women are in a similar position to Lily Allen whereby they aren't aware of all the advances that have been made due to feminism and as a result are dismissive of why it actually exists in the first place.
i thought that was meant to be all tumblr feminist or something
'feminism isn't really a thing anyway'
Yeah, look at those people not being as good at feminism as you with all your big books and fancy words.
the point was it was liberation politics obviously designed to appeal to a 'market' and so ended up being completely throwaway and facile (and racist)
it seems to be used by people on either side of many issues to dismiss their opponents.
in this case general the feminism predominant on tumblr - at least as far as I experience it - is actually much more inclusive / intersectional than that of Lily Allen, Caitlin Moran etc etc.
but has anyone noticed her face seems to have got longer?
she could have intended it in a 'I'm disgusted that there's still a need for feminism by now, everyone is equal and it's awful that the patriarchy still exists' kind of way. Hope so, because generally I've always quite of liked her.
The new song is total shit though. Is MIA going to sue her for lazily ripping off the middle eight of Paper Planes?
plus, there's the issue of context.
there's how fucking dreadfully she handled the racism in her video and also that Tweet...
(Plus, side point, she's calling her album 'Sheezus'?)
and she did handle the racism thing badly with her last single. But I'm pretty sure that with the release of that song she said she was intending it as a feminist song/video, so either a) her comments now have been misinterpreted or b) she got so burned by the reaction to her feminist attempt that she's now like 'fuck those guys'. Could be either!
and just sitting at home in her pjs eating cereal laughing to herself.
that are too keen to tell people that they're 'getting it wrong' - not using the right language, not subscribing to the correct school of thought - even if their belief in equality is genuine, so it wouldn't surprise me if she went for option b).
she posted in her spat against Azealia Banks
to jabber crap in an attempt to clamber up the charts.
her opinion might be seen as being misguided but I don't think it's been misinterpreted.
You're just bad at feminism.
but I read that issue of Shortlist from front to cover- the NME article doesn't really take it out of the context it was published in, and given Allen edited the issue I doubt the published article takes her opinions out of their intended context.
Think it's sadly just the case that she's prone to doing and saying pretty problematic stuff.
just that the NME article paints a fair picture of the views she expressed throughout the issue she guest edited)
I actually think lily allen should shut the fuck up.
She is the daughter of a famous actor / comedian / gobshite (I quite like him btw) who got a massive leg-up into a closed music industry because of her connections.
She had people (co)writing her songs for her and generally being a manufactured twat who then swanned about explaining why everything is was shit apart form her because she's so genuine and tells it how it is. she was heavily marketed and originally sold to the public as a "myspace sensation" to give her grass root credentials that she clearly lacked.
She then starts a campaign for anti-piracy and was challenged by an open letter from someone who worked in the studios that she was making her album in and basically exposed her completely as a fraud. The letter wet viral, and she quietly dropped her campaign.
Then she has a baby, comes back and it all like YEAH OUTSPOKEN ME TELLING IT HOW IT IS again.
The woman is deeply lacking in talent. She's not a musician, not a great singer, not a great lyricist, and a complete waste of space - Not to mention draining resources and attention for other bands that deserve it much more than her, who have paid their dues.
She's a complete fraud and lovely and bullshitter and represents all that I find detestable in this instant-fame-celeb-twitter-fulled-shite-cloud that we're in today.
or slagging off another empty vessel celeb in a race to the bottom.
Only shit knobs with Noel Gallagher, Kate Hopkins and Lily Allen have to do this shit.
She's a fraud. A charlatan. A liar. An imposter, a sham, a illusion, a manufactured all dancing puppet that pretends to be real.
and band that actively pursues a record deal is no less manufactured/more 'real' than lily or girls aloud.
Did Future Islands lie about their origins? Did they have people writing their songs for them? Were they promoted by a reality knock out TV show or famous relative? Do they go in the papers to call another musician names?
No is the answer that you're looking for.
how many great artists have workshops full of assistants? it's almost all manufactured. and i'm not saying that's better or worse. i'm just saying that it's the music industry. now the music industry, THAT is something that I think is rubbish. but don't for a moment think that future islands fall outside that. who cares where someone said they came from? keeping it real? not a concern.
but you're a fraud.
they're not real. or at least, they're not what they say they are. so is that ok? they're presenting an image that assists their overall aim. big deal.
but you can't tell me that a band such as, say, Haim, who got together as sisters, are less 'manufactured' than five girls who've been put together by a svengali and given words to sing that they've no personal connection to.
as beaten into it.
unlike your realer-than-real Laura Marling
who doesn't sing in an American accent because she's "so fucking real".
its more real to sing in an american accent than to not:
this came up in that wild beasts/arctic monkeys thread
about her or care or anything.
But yeah she's Keith Allens bairn and thus got a massive leg up in the industry so shut up lily.
I've caught moker.
You're a fraud. A charlatan. A liar. An imposter, a sham, a illusion, a manufactured all dancing puppet that pretends to be real.
so just one 'this' would really validate my existence, guys?
for not being the foremost authority on whatever issue they might mention in an offhand way during a boring round of interviews.
But Lily Allen is a dick AND she's Keith Allen's daughter which makes her a double-dick.
she's a bit of a twat-riarchy
when I'm not sat in the North Upper at The Valley
It's good at first then descends into a proper unreadable ramble. Still I like the general hatchet job http://fuckyouneilkulkarni.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/funk-singular-page-march-2014.html?m=1
Although as boring as I find Allen's schtick, I actually find it less tedious than the coffee table 1996 stuff he recommends afterwards.
At least I'm not supposed to like Lily Allen.
Aside from the Joy Orbison track. That was ace.