Yeah baby open that throbbing chasm. If you mostly know the Kiwi singer Lorde for her chart-topping music, then feel free to share all of your Tumblr Jack Skellington fan art in the comments below. If not, my hope is that you best know her as the singer who allegedly porked beautiful strong woman Jack Antonoff in the studio while his recently minted ex Lena Dunham sat at home trying to make herself as unlikeable and unattractive as possible to teach us a thing or two about something. Hmm crazy wonder why he left her.
If Lena Dunham is the self-assessed spokesperson for women under thirty, women over thirty, men under thirty, men over thirty, straight women, gay women, straight men, gay men, black people, Native Americans, migratory birds, non-migratory birds, straws, calculators, staplers, and rocks, then Lorde is the self-assessed spokesperson for all of those with a special focus on faux-suicidal twelve-year-old girls who look up to her acne-riddled angst. This girl tells it like it is, and has a die-hard following of people who love to hear the exact same song repeated twelve times on an album. While opening up her tight chasm for Billboard, Lorde spills on the permanence of the #MeThree! movement, which already shows signs of having the lasting effect of the planking challenge:
What is really interesting and important about this moment is that every man I know is having to check himself — having to be aware of his misogynistic biases, having to re-examine his understanding of consent. I think that is so overdue and so vital. It’s the kind of thing that only comes about when people are brave enough to share and really bring these dudes down. I think every woman is like, ‘Oh, my God, it’s happening.’ A really important thing, that Gabrielle Union addressed eloquently, is that we can’t forget that white voices are given their moment much more willingly than voices of color. It’s so important to realize that people of color weren’t afforded this luxury of having everybody listen always. But for me, it feels like one of those things where there’s this chasm that opens and it’s never going to close. You don’t get to un-have this moment. This is forever, and the way this trickles down to everyone’s lives is a permanent thing.
If rapists and sexual assailants didn’t get the message before, they’re sure going to stop now that a wickedly clever hashtag is coming for their heads. Unfortunately for Lorde, as we talked about yesterday, the #MeThree! pendulum has been pushed way too far in one direction, and the more we keep inching it past its ideal spot, the more it’s going to swing back and take out half of Hollywood. Just watch. Seriously. People are going to start feeling guilty and insane for retweeting Rose McGowan and they’re going to overcompensate by giving even undeserving perverts second chances. Within the year, Matt Lauer will be getting his trusty assault button installed under his desk in his new office somewhere. But back to Lorde and her dripping wet chasm. Here she is live!
Photo Credit: Billboard, South Park