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Bjork Bashes Media 'Sexism' Following Criticism of DJ Sets



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Björk is well known for her eccentricity in her music performance, her fashion, and occasionally, her opinion. Björk recently denounced critics of her recent Day for Night DJ set, saying that the media critiqued her performance for reasons she would be praised for if she were male.

This article originally appeared on Rolling Stone

Björk denounced journalistic "sexism" and constraining gender stereotypes in an open letter following her DJ sets at Houston's Day for Night festival.

"Some media could not get their head around that I was not 'performing' and 'hiding' behind desks," the Icelandic singer wrote on Facebook, claiming male DJs weren't critiqued despite taking the same approach.

"Women in music are allowed to be singer songwriters singing about their boyfriends," wrote Björk. "If they change the subject matter to atoms, galaxies, activism, nerdy math beat editing or anything else than being performers singing about their loved ones, they get criticized; journalists feel there is just something missing ... as if our only lingo is emo."

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Read the full story by Ryan Reed at Rolling Stone


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