Lana Del Rey calls critics 'super Trump-Pence supporters' or hyper-liberals as they label her Insta post racist
'My aim and my message are clear. That I have control of my own story,' said Lana
Sweet-voiced Lana Del Rey took to social media once again posting a long message responding to what she assumed were 'super Trump/Pence Supporters or hyper-liberals'. This is her third post in two days. The message posted a few hours ago starts with the singer describing it as “a couple of final notes on my ‘controversial post’ that’s not controversial at all." While some fans took to the comments section to offer support to the artist, some stuck to their initial judgment of the artist's words.
Two days ago, Lana had put out an Instagram post, saying, "I'm fed up with female writers and alt singers saying I glamourize abuse when in reality I'm just a glamours person singing about the realities of what we are all now seeing re very prevalent emotionally abusive relationships all over the world." In that post, Lana had name-dropped Doja Cat, Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Kehlani, Nicki Minaj and Beyonce, saying since these celebrities have had "number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, fu*****, cheating, etc, can I please go back to singing about embodied, feeling beautiful by being in love even if the relationship is not perfect." Name dropping those artists, almost all of whom are people of color, was just one of many criticisms leveled against the singer on social media.
This current post was a response to the backlash she had received from that post as the singer suggested that people that took issue with her writings were “super Trump/Pence supporters or hyper-liberals or flip-flopping, headline-grabbing critics (who) can’t read and want to make it a race war.” Some fans took the singer's side and were happy that she had stood her ground with one commenting, "So glad this isn't an apology post. Bc in all honesty, they dont' deserve it especially when the have the reading comprehension of a 3-year-old. Your fans know what you meant, don't worry, you don't have to explain yourself to anyone. Now, back to listening to NFR. [Kiss emoji]"
"I respect the hell out of you. Thanks for taking a stand and making a statement. In your corner, always [heart emoji]," commented another supportive fan.
Other social media users were not happy with the third post, slamming the artist with harsh comments. "It was tone-deaf Lana makes different music than those women (who might I add had to overcome a lot in their past]. The comparison to mainstream pop just seems odd and the list of women who she named is what makes this sus, at the very least. On top of that, the whole way she critiques feminism for excluding her lacks the perspective to understand the intersections of race and knowledge of how feminism is actually supposed to embody the support of women. Please. Feminism never excluded her!! Her perception of what feminism is did. there's a difference! SHE DIDN'T NEED TO NAME DROP. And she doesn' get to decide how anybody, let alone, WOC, perceive this message."
The singer's post continued, “Despite the feedback, I’ve heard from several people that I mentioned in a complimentary way, whether it be Ariana or Doja Cat. I want to say that I remain firm in my clarity and stance in that what I was writing about was the importance of self-advocacy for the more delicate and often dismissed softer female personality, and that there does have to be room for that type in what will inevitably become a new wave/3rd wave of feminism that is rapidly approaching. Watch!"
"In truth making it about race sats so much more about you than it does about me," said Lana. But it didn't seem to have made a difference as another user commented, "'It's not about race' = a favorite defence of people who had done something decisively racist. Try again."
Lana signed off with an intense and confident outro writing, "My aim and my message are clear. That I have control of my own story. If the women I mention won't wanna be associated with me that's absolutely fine by me."