Jackmaster Publicly Denounces Misogyny In The Music Industry
6 February 2017
It’s no secret that sexism within the music industry is prevalent. Rampant misogyny filters down through every level of the business, influencing decisions which affect talented women from getting a foot in the door. In a series of tweets on Sunday afternoon, Jackmaster called out misogyny in the music industry.
He took to the social media site to say, “To hear the things that I heard said about females in the industry tonight were fucking not acceptable.”
His tweets were articulate and concise, stating “powerful males behind the scenes” are the problem. Fellow artists were quick to praise Jackmaster for speaking out publicly, especially after he acknowledged he was echoing what Black Madonna had previously stated.
His series of tweets criticising the music industry can be seen below.
1) Tonight was the 1st time that the plight and/or prejudice surrounding females in the music industry truly hit home and resonated with me— JACKMASTER (@jackmaster) February 5, 2017
2) It is way waaay too easy to be ignorant to the fact as a male DJ in a privileged position. There is something very wrong here.— JACKMASTER (@jackmaster) February 5, 2017
3) To hear the things that I heard said about females in the industry tonight were fucking not acceptable.— JACKMASTER (@jackmaster) February 5, 2017
4) I apologise for my prior ignorance and silence on the subject. That stops now.— JACKMASTER (@jackmaster) February 5, 2017
It's what's said and enforced my powerful males behind the scenes that is the problem. End of rant. Bon nuit.— JACKMASTER (@jackmaster) February 5, 2017
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