Last week, an article was published in LA Weekly about 23-year old artist Sky Ferreira. The headline pretty much sums up the story’s running theme: “Sky Ferreira’s Sex Appeal Is What Pop Music Needs Right Now.”
Writers, readers, and other publications immediately pummeled the piece for its sexist and misogynistic tone, which included analysis about Ferreira’s figure along with other crass comments and observations.
Her critically acclaimed music was hardly mentioned.
Ferreira has now responded on her Twitter page. Here are just a few examples of what she had to say:
I didn’t respond in the heat of the moment because what I actually have to say is a lot more than a “response” or “rant” to some article— Sky Ferreira (@skyferreira)June 21, 2016
I’m obviously a lot more than my “sex appeal” or my “knockers”. I’m not ashamed of either of those things either.— Sky Ferreira (@skyferreira)June 21, 2016
& I appreciate people speaking against it and being vocal— Sky Ferreira (@skyferreira)June 21, 2016
In fact, people were so vocal about the original story that LA Weekly’s music editor issued an apology, writing: “Sky Ferreira deserved better from us.“