"I'm obviously a lot more than my "sex appeal" or my "knockers"," Ferreira says in response
Sky Ferreira has responded to an L.A. Weekly article about her which has been widely condemned as sexist.
In the article titled “Sky Ferreira’s Sex Appeal Is What Pop Music Needs Right Now”, journalist Art Tavana repeatedly compares Ferreira to Madonna, writing at one point: “Both Sky and Madonna have similar breasts in both cup size and ability to cause a shitstorm.”
Tavana, billed at the top of the article as “L.A. Weekly’s angriest (and nerdiest) music critic”, also writes that “Ferreira looks like a dirtier Madonna: square jaw, strong eyebrows, lulled green eyes, crucifix, bleached blond hair, translucently pale skin and killer tits”.
L.A. Weekly‘s music editor Andy Hermann has since issued an apology for the article in which he admits that what Tavana wrote was offensive. Now Ferreira has shared her thoughts on the controversy in a series of tweets.
“This is not my “official statement” about the @LAWeekly article,” she began. “95 percent of articles & interviews about me have had something offensive, false or (sometimes extremely) sexist. Some have been more passive aggressive or subtle & socially acceptable. I’m obviously a lot more than my “sex appeal” or my “knockers”. I’m not ashamed of either of those things either.”
Read Ferreira’s tweets in full below.