This week in Don’t Talk to Celebrities About Things Ever: Lana Del Rey edition

Were you guys all wondering what Lana Del Rey thought about feminism? ME TOO I KNOW. I know.

Well you can all go back to bed now because the space queen hath spoken. In an interview with Fader magazine she says:

For me, the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept.

Whenever people bring up feminism, I’m like, god. I’m just not really that interested.

I’m more interested in, you know, SpaceX and Tesla, what’s going to happen with our intergalactic possibilities.

This is actually my favorite game though. Let’s play.

“Whenever people bring up muffins, I’m like, god, I’m not really that interested. I’m more interested in, you know, pigmy goats.”

“Whenever people bring up drones, I’m like, god, I’m not really that interested. I’m more interested in, you know, the radical possibilities of juicing.”

“Whenever people bring up lunch, I’m like, god, I’m not interested. I’m more interested in, you know, Nazis.”

“Whenever people bring up dinosaurs, I’m like, god, I’m not really that interested. I’m more interested in, you know, internet.”

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT AND ALSO WHO CARES.

You could literally say that about anything. Also, you aren’t interested in feminism because you don’t know what it is. Why don’t you just say that? If someone asked me what I thought about SpaceX, I wouldn’t say, “Oh god, who cares.” I would obviously stall them while I googled “SpaceX.”

The interviewer went on to ask Del Rey on how she would define the term “feminism.”

She answered: “My idea of a true feminist is a woman who feels free enough to do whatever she wants.”

Gosh that’s weird. Because to me “a woman who feels free enough to do whatever she wants” sounds “very wealthy,” not “feminist.”

The trouble with celebrities is that sometimes they talk.

Anyway, I’m bored of this now. Who wants to hear about my nail art?

Meghan Murphy
Meghan Murphy

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, I-D, Truthdig, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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