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On June 17, LA Weekly published an article called “Sky Ferreira’s Sex Appeal Is What Pop Music Needs Right Now.” Some quotes from that piece:

“She looks like a more cherubic Sharon Stone, icy but also sweet, like a freshly licked lollipop.”

“A third unnamed group that included me couldn’t help but reminisce about Madonna’s defiantly atomic boobs—the two knockers that altered the course of human history.”

“Sky Ferreira’s appeal is that she’s the geek’s dream girl, Alabama from True Romance, except she looks like a supermodel from an obsessively vain novel like Glamorama.”


There was an immediate and powerful backlash caused by the article, and the widespread criticism of the piece’s sexist tone led to a public apology from LA Weekly. “There’s a fine line between being provocative and being offensive, and every journalist should respect it,” Andy Hermann wrote. “When Art Tavana wrote a column about his obsession with Sky Ferreira, and I edited it and published it yesterday under the headline ‘Sky Ferreira’s Sex Appeal Is What Pop Music Needs Right Now,’ I thought we were on the provocative side of that line. But it’s clear that most of the people who read it feel pretty passionately that we crossed into offensive territory.”

After letting the storm of opinions roll by, Sky Ferreira took to Twitter last night to share her own feelings about the article, sexism in the music industry, and her personal experiences. “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,” she wrote. “A part of me didn’t want or at first care to respond because I don’t think it deserves that sort of power or attention. But I also know it would probably seem as if I don’t care or I’m okay with it or weak. When I obviously do for obvious reasons.”


See her full series of tweets below: