The Pretty Reckless frontwoman who is also known as her unforgettable character Jenny Humphrey from Gossip Girl, Taylor Momsen, has been recently interviewed by Forty-Five’s Tyler Damara Kelly this week and talked about her idols as well as sexism in the music industry.
As you may already follow up, The Pretty Reckless has announced the final release date of their upcoming album ‘Death by Rock and Roll‘, and Taylor herself released the cover art of the album as well. While the band has already released four different singles from the album, the full version of it will be released on February 12, 2021.
In her latest interview, Taylor Momsen shared what she thinks about the sexism and misogyny in the rock music world and while admitting that her idols were all men when she was just a child.
Here is what she said:
“My idols were men, and it’s not because they were men; it’s just because they wrote the best songs. I grew up worshipping John Lennon and The Beatles, and Chris Cornell and Soundgarden – it’s not because of what was going on in their pants, it’s because I connected to what they were saying and what they were emoting.
You should judge music simply on what’s the best song/who’s the best singer. That should have nothing to do with your sex or gender… Good people are good people, and good musicians are good musicians — it’s as basic as that. I’ve certainly had my fair share of fucked-up encounters, but I wouldn’t generalize it as ‘that’s the way it is.’
People have been telling me for years that there are misogyny and sexism in music. I think the older I’ve gotten, the more I can look back on certain situations… Maybe someone said something to me that I took as a compliment at the time, and I look back and realize that it was a misogynistic comment that wouldn’t be considered PC now, but I never felt that in an aggressive way.”
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