Marina Diamandis (aka Marina and the Diamonds) recently made some ripples when she blasted the number of albums that are co-written. She wants major labels and pop music to include more albums that are written by the stars that sing the songs.
Well, co-writes aren’t the only thing she doesn’t like. She doesn’t like the seemingly obligatory statements by female pop stars about “loving their gay fans”. The following is from an interview with the Huffington Post:
“When you’re an artist, you giving a shit does not equate to going ‘I love you guys!’ five times a day on Twitter,” said Diamandis during a telephone interview, “If you want to do something, you do it in action.
“I am always up for supporting anyone who has suffered prejudice or discrimination — and I always will be,” she went on to say of her LGBT following. “But it’s not something I have publicly done a lot of yet. We’ll see. It is important to me, because it makes up a significant part of my fan base.”
“Sometimes I feel it’s a little contrived,” she stated, “I hope you can see what I mean by that, in terms of female pop stars going, ‘I love my gay fan base’ — making that a thing. I don’t believe in that.
“I would support that all of my fanbase is equal,” Diamandis continued, “I hope I can support straight guys as much as I can teenage girls.”