British pop singer, Lily Allen, is back and causing controversy in the process. It’s been four years since Allen has released any music, but her new single, “Hard Out Here,” pokes fun at the recent misogyny in pop culture, by parodying the likes of Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus and others.
Allen’s single speaks about the issues there are with being a woman in the music business. From body image, to being referred to as bitches, Allen doesn’t leave a music industry stone unturned. But some people feel that her satirical look at pop culture was made at the expense of black woman.
Take a look at the video below:
Ass, ass and more ass.
It’s the same concept used in plenty of Miley’s most recent “music” endeavors, but even though Allen’s video is satire, she found herself defending it via Twitter as well as addressing her own issues with her body:
“Privilege,Superiority and Misconceptions
1. If anyone thinks for a second that I requested specific ethnicities for the video, they’re wrong.
2. If anyone thinks that after asking the girls to audition, I was going to send any of them away because of the colour of their skin, they’re wrong.
3. The message is clear. Whilst I don’t want to offend anyone. I do strive to provoke thought and conversation. The video is meant to be a lighthearted satirical video that deals with objectification of women within modern pop culture. It has nothing to do with race, at all.
4. If I could dance like the ladies can, it would have been my arse on your screens; I actually rehearsed for two weeks trying to perfect my twerk, but failed miserably. If I was a little braver, I would have been wearing a bikini too, but I do not and I have chronic cellulite, which nobody wants to see. What I’m trying to say is that me being covered up has nothing to do with me wanting to disassociate myself from the girls, it has more to do with my own insecurities and I just wanted to feel as comfortable as possible on the shoot day.
5. I’m not going to apologise because I think that would imply that I’m guilty of something, but I promise you this, in no way do I feel superior to anyone, except paedophiles, rapists murderers etc., and I would not only be surprised but deeply saddened if I thought anyone came away from that video feeling taken advantage of,or compromised in any way.