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Brody Dalle Says She Isn’t “Slut Shaming” Iggy Azalea And JLo

Written by Tom Williams on September 25, 2014

After criticising Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea’s “horrendous” Booty video, Brody Dalle has clarified that her remarks were not “slut shaming”. In a lengthy Facebook post, Dalle reacts to “incorrect motives” assigned to her tweets.

After calling out the Booty video, Dalle received a tweet (below) from a fan named Kayla which read, “Your rants have inspired lots of girl hate and slut and body shaming.” Dalle says that she did not imply that JLo or Iggy Azalea were “sluts”.

“Slut shaming? Body shaming? Girl hating? Please don’t assign incorrect motives to my tweets,” Dalle writes in her Facebook post. “It is you who is implying they are ‘sluts’, not me. The definition for slut is ‘a woman who has many casual partners’. Since when did being scantily clad come to mean having many casual partners?”

Dalle then outlines her distaste for the word “slut” and its current usage. “I don’t like the word slut, I don’t use the word slut, that word is not in my vernacular,” she says. “…The trendy term “slut shaming” is inadvertently calling scantily dressed women “sluts”. We should all stop using it.”

The ex-Distillers frontwoman says the Booty video (below) sends a negative message to young people about feeling empowered by their bodies. “How are the lyrics ‘Give him what he asks for’ empowering to women? How? How is spreading your bottom apart and singing ‘Give him what he asks for’ empowering at all?” Dalle asks.

“JLo and Iggy may feel empowered by their bodies and that’s fine, their bodies ARE powerful, beautiful and life giving,” she continues. “But they are so much more than just their bodies. They may feel that using their bodies is the only currency they have in order to stay popular and on the top.”

Dalle closes by emphasising the necessity of expressing one’s opinions. “I am far from perfect and I have made many mistakes trying to find my way – but I will continue to stand up for what I believe in and to make this world a better place for all children, women and men,” she says.

Her tweets (below), which claimed that JLo and Iggy Azalea “have lost their heads up each other’s big butts”, also took a swipe at Chris Brown. “The song [Booty] is a piece of crap that was written by waaay too many people including a well know woman beater,” Dalle said.

Read Dalle’s Facebook post in full, below, along with the tweets which began this saga.

Watch: Jennifer Lopez – Booty ft. Iggy Azalea

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