Earlier this year when Lana Del Rey turned up at the Grammys rocking what looked like a $40 Chico’s dress and makeup that she clearly did herself in the bumpy cab ride over, it seemed pretty obvious that the girl has no stylist. Well, apparently she also doesn’t seem to have a publicist because nobody is stepping in to stop her from tweeting her career down the toilet. If anybody in the LDR camp is listening: head over to Lana’s bedroom, turn down the Doja Cat record, slap the Marlboro Lite out of her hand, and take her phone away!
Lana’s had a rollercoaster ride of a week already. No, she wasn’t made the spokesperson for diet Valium. Instead, she’s been doing what a lot of bored celebrities are doing right now in quarantine by attempting to appear relatable. And it turns out Lana is more than just a sleepy, breathy poetess who loves writing about cocaine, California and fucking the ghost of James Dean. She’s also the patron saint of being misunderstood and glamorous.
On Thursday, rather than taking this downtime to learn needlepoint or practice her etchings (am I projecting?), Lana thought that it would be a good idea to burp up her thoughts on feminism and female empowerment in an Instagram post. And instead of getting unanimous praise and a comments section filled with YASS QWEENs from the millions of gays and 12 teenage girls in her fan club, things backfired. She found herself addressing criticism for, among other things, accusing WOC singers like Beyonce, Camila Cabello, Cardi B and Kehlani of being successful AND sexy but not being called out on it like she always is.
Well now she’s back to address the criticism to her response to the criticism (confused? Ya, it’s like I’m reading a Lana del Rey lyric).
According to Pitchfork, last night, Lana threw up another note onto her page, written in a font that is almost impossible to read (although maybe it’s a sign telling me I’m way too old for this shit), in which she doubles down on her original sentiments:
“A couple of final notes on my ‘controversial post’ that’s not controversial at all. Despite the feedback I’ve heard from several people that I mentioned in a complementary way, whether it be Ariana or Doja Cat—I want to say that I remain firm in my clarity and stance in that what I was writing about was the importance of self advocacy for the more delicate and often dismissed, softer female personality.”
The new note is as confusing and messy as the first one. But to make things worse, Lana has been going in and commenting on people’s comments. Rookie mistake! When you are giving off BKE (Big Karen Energy) in a social media post that literally no one asked for, it’s probably best not to address your haters as Karen:
“And my last and final note on everything—when I said people who look like me—I meant the people who don’t look strong or necessarily smart, or like they’re in control etc. it’s about advocating for a more delicate personality, not for white woman—thanks for the Karen comments tho. V helpful”
Here is the full note
As of right now, this is the most recent post on Lana’s account:
The comment with the most likes under it simply says ‘girl shut up’. So, things don’t appear to be cleared up. Get ready for a third “For the last time” post in 3, 2, 1…