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Charli XCX slams sexism in the music industry in recent tweets

28 November 2019, 14:52 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Charli XCX has hit out at sexism in the music industry in her latest series of tweets.

Yesterday (27 November), TRNSMT festival boss Geoff Ellis came out with some bizarre comments about the lack of female musicians in the industry, and said that it "will be a while" until TRNSMT reaches a 50/50 gender split on the lineup.

It's safe to say Ellis' comments were not received lightly. Self Esteem, Shura, and Etta Bond are among some of the women musicians who voiced their opinion on Ellis' shallow comments since yesterday.

Charli XCX has also posted about sexism in the music industry following news of Ellis' comments. In the first tweet, she wrote, "i am an artist, a songwriter who’s co written multiple “hits” for myself/other artists, a video director, exec producer of a netflix show, a&r, i run a label, co manage 2 artists.. if I was a man I’d be hailed as some sort of music industry god but as a woman I’m just - doubted??"

The Charli singer goes on to write that she doesn't want anyone to "feel sorry" for her, and added, "women in this industry are constantly questioned on their validity... "did she REALLY write that?" "can she REALLY produce?" "does she REALLY know what she’s doing?" i see it all the time."

In her final tweet, Charli XCX added, "any and all female popstars in 2019 are obviously business women: running their own careers, making their own decisions, directing their own teams, proving points, being groundbreaking and making their own art. like, this is SO OBVIOUS. don’t insult us."

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