Lorde vs the Grammys

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Daniel Tobin

At the time of writing, the front-page story on Fairfax’s stuff.co.nz was Lorde refusing to perform at the Grammy award show because she wasn’t offered a solo performance.

This is apparently big news in little NZ. If you are a 15-year-old girl I’m sure this is a major story, but I like to think the majority of Kiwis couldn’t give a toss. Lorde is a 21-year-old singer-songwriter, real name Ella Yelich-O’Connor.

I admit I did click on the story, not because I was panicking at the thought of not seeing Lorde perform at the Grammys, but because this story seemed to be suggesting sexism is the reason for Lorde’s snub – here we go again.

A few days ago, Lorde’s mother Sonja Yelich tweeted a photo of a newspaper clipping circling:

“Of the 899 people to be nominated for Grammy awards in the past six years, only nine percent were women. (This year, Lorde is the only woman nominated for album of the year; she is not scheduled to perform.)” with the caption, “this says it all”

It seems Sonja would rather people were judged by what genitals they happen to own rather than their musical talent. This sexism angle the media always falls back on is wearing a little thin.

Today the US media reported Lorde wouldn’t perform at the Grammys because she wasn’t offered a solo spot. Fairfax Media pointed out that the four male Album of the Year nominees were offered solo slots by the Grammys’ producers.

Lorde not being offered a solo spot at the Grammys could be due to many reasons; her music might not be as popular as her mum thinks it should be, or the decision to cancel her Israel concert after being pressured by pro-Palestinian activists may not have been popular with some people in the United States.

A few less kind souls have suggested the Grammys didn’t want to risk Lorde repeating her interpretive dance performance at last years MTV Music awards. If you want to put yourself through mental flagellation, watch the video below.

Feminists insisting women be given special treatment is the exact opposite of their ‘Equality for the sexes’ war cry.

Back on planet Earth we all know that there is no such thing as true equality, men are better at some things and women are better at others, and working as a team, combining our talents to complement each other, has been the recipe of success for humankind throughout history.

There are numerous and often multiple reasons why a person will experience rejection or failure in their lifetime. Suggesting sexism is lazy, unhelpful and the go-to response of our Left-leaning media.

Photo by Krists Luhaers

  • Given that you know jew is involved, I’ll go with the irrational hatred that our red sea pedestrian enemies have for anyone who uses #FreePalestine tag.

    No idea who she is, btw. I don’t listen to “modern” music. JJJ probably did many a favour by turning them off it completely. Hopefully they’ll now learn to enjoy some quality Baroque.

  • Earl Conner

    This Triple Jew’s 2017 Shittest 100 article from yesterday is a great example of the freak Left’s obsession with outcome of equality:

    “49 songs in the countdown had some kind of female presence: 23 came from female solo artists… and 22 songs featured at least [one] woman… Camp Cope bassist Kelly-Dawn ‘Kelso’ Hellmrich says those figures are “definitely getting closer [to balanced] but there’s still way more work to do”… Interestingly, more women than men voted in this year’s Hottest 100 (51% vs 48%) but Kelly says that female representation isn’t solely the responsibility of women”…”It’s not really on the women voting to be voting for other women. We want everyone to have diverse votes in general””

    http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/news/musicnews/camp-cope,-jack-river-on-hottest-100-gender-diversity/9369950

    Meanwhile, the #1 voted song ‘Humble’ is full of sexist drivel (and a chorus that presents a great response to the female performer quoted above):

    https://youtu.be/tvTRZJ-4EyI

    You can’t make this crap up…

  • Deplorable!!!

    Well I wasn’t offered a solo spot at the gammys either. The world misses out on my crow farts on a humid day voice. Oh well, their loss.

  • Karen Dwyer

    Well done you. Two easy quotes for the day:

    “Men are better at some things and women are better at others and working as a team, combining our talents to complement each other has been the recipe of success for humankind throughout history.”

    And

    “There are numerous and often multiple reasons why a person will experience rejection or failure in their lifetime. Suggesting [insert victim-mentality label] is lazy, unhelpful and the go-to response of our Left-leaning media.”

    There’s probably also a short essay to be written re those in their twenties who need their mummies to berate the people whom they see as gatekeepers to their children’s “success” (e.g. university admission) and those who actually get on with their lives and who are able to honour their parents while doing so (i.e. are able to maintain healthy relationships with their parents/siblings/extended families, study, work, marry, raise healthy families of their own).

  • ElvenPegasister

    I watched the interpretive dance, and feel like with that much flexibility, she could be doing ballet or something else that’s actually elegant.

  • Panadechi Santiago