"This is internalised misogyny in full action"
Marina has hit out after a photograph of the singer was posted online photoshopping her “legs and thighs to look like literal sticks”.
The singer, who was formerly known as Marina and the Diamonds, took to Twitter to complain about the picture which was altered by an unnamed fashion designer and posted on Instagram.
“I wore a designer’s clothes to an award show recently to support her. The next day she posted a photo of me on Instagram + had photoshopped my legs and thighs to look like literal sticks,” Marina raged.
“This is internalised misogyny in full action. For fuck’s sake. Do BETTER. Be less dumb.”
Marina didn’t name the designer and she refused to repost the photo in question.
She added: “I didn’t feel hurt by this. It was about her, not me. But 10 years ago I would have been. I probably would’ve reposted the photoshopped picture. It feels super irresponsible & unkind to distort a woman’s figure for what is essentially someone else’s vanity. If you want me to wear your clothing, don’t photoshop my wonderful hourglass body shape as if it’s is unacceptable.”
Marina recently made her return to music with new single ‘Handmade Heaven’ after four years away. Produced by Lorde and Sam Smith producer Joel Little, the song “imagines a world as simple as the beautiful creatures and nature that surround her”, according to a press release.
The follow-up to Marina’s last album, 2015’s ‘Froot’, is expected later this year. The record has been written and recorded over the past two years across London, Sweden, and LA. Collaborators on the upcoming album include Noonie Bao, Sam De Jong, Oscar Görres, Camille Purcell, Justin Parker, and Joe Janiak.
Marina spent her time away from music “as a period of reflection and to rediscover her authentic self, as opposed to the artist and persona (‘and The Diamonds’) she had lived and breathed since signing her record deal at the age of 22.”
As well as creating the MarinaBook platform “as a vehicle to talk about topics outside of music that felt important to her (social media, material status, mental health, psychology)”, Marina also returned to university during her break from music to study human personality and attachment theory.