Hayley Williams and Gerard Way defend Frances Bean Cobain after press criticise her appearance

Paramore singer and former My Chemical Romance frontman support Cobain following 'Montage Of Heck' premiere

Paramore‘s Hayley Williams and former My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way have offered their support to Frances Bean Cobain following recent remarks about her appearance in the media.

Cobain, the daughter of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, attended the LA premiere of new documentary Cobain: Montage Of Heck earlier this week (April 21). The 22-year-old executively-produced the film, which focuses on the life of her father.

Following the premiere Cobain tweeted about the media’s coverage of her appearance on the night. She claimed that newspapers and websites were speculating about her health based on photographs from the premiere.
Cobain tweeted: “Apparently I’m not well because I dressed like Morticia Addams last night and am pale? Okay media spin cycle, okay. #slownewsday”

Cobain was backed by Williams and Way, with the Paramore singer responding: “I get psyched every time ppl don’t understand how I dress. It’s like they’re congratulating you for being your own! Go you” and later: “job (WELL) done”.

Way also replied: “F the media and the sun”. See the tweets in question below.

Cobain: Montage of Heck premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January but arrived in UK cinemas this spring. Before its US television premiere on HBO on May 4. You can watch an exclusive interview with the film’s director, Brett Morgen, below.

Frances Bean Cobain told an audience at the premiere: “I didn’t know Kurt but I think he would have been very proud of this film.” She continued: “It touches on some dark subjects, but at the end of the day, I think this film provides fans of Nirvana or not fans of Nirvana a basic understanding of who Kurt was as a human being.”

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She added: “I think that’s been lost within the romanticism of him and the myth of him and his story.”

Cobain had previously commented on the legacy of her father ahead of the film’s release. Speaking to Rolling Stone, she described her father’s influence and status in popular culture as being “inescapable” and said that he’s been placed “on a pedestal”.

Read The NME Review Of Montage Of Heck