Entertainment Lily Allen: 'The #MeToo movement has not hit the music industry'

16:56  03 june  2018
16:56  03 june  2018 Source:   covermg.com

Lily Allen: 'The #MeToo movement has not hit the music industry'

  Lily Allen: 'The #MeToo movement has not hit the music industry' Lily Allen is not convinced the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct has dented the music industry yet. The Smile singer insists it's difficult to solve the problem of harassment in the music industry because there is no one to turn to for help.

Lily Allen is not convinced the # MeToo movement against sexual misconduct has dented the music industry yet. Allen has previously been critical of the # MeToo movement , insisting it doesn't seem that everyone is taking it seriously.

Lily Allen is not convinced the # MeToo movement against sexual misconduct has dented the music industry yet. Allen has previously been critical of the # MeToo movement , insisting it doesn't seem that everyone is taking it seriously.

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Lily Allen is not convinced the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct has dented the music industry yet.

The Smile singer insists it's difficult to solve the problem of harassment in the music industry because there is no one to turn to for help.

"It's probably because we're all in long term contracts," she tells the New Statesman. "There isn't a HR (human resources) place to go to because everyone's self-employed. You can't go to the record company, nobody there's looking after you. Management's not looking after you. You're all on your own."

Lily also feels drug use and alcohol make harassment in the music industry an even bigger problem, because so many people are either high or drunk.

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Lily Allen is not convinced the # MeToo movement against sexual misconduct has dented the music industry yet. Allen has previously been critical of the # MeToo movement , insisting it doesn't seem that everyone is taking it seriously.

Lily Allen is not convinced the # MeToo movement against sexual misconduct has dented the music industry yet. Lily also feels drug use and alcohol make harassment in the music industry an even bigger problem, because so many people are either high or drunk.

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"I think the culture of music is, whether we like it or not, geared around alcohol and drugs," she adds. "From the making of music in the studio - people want to loosen up and drink, to get themselves into the writing space - to when it comes to playing live, what makes it tick is the booze."

"People feel like they can get away with certain things because there is lots of alcohol around and alcohol can be blamed, rather than individuals," she continues. "On both sides I think women can feel, 'Oh I can't absolve myself of responsibility because I drank'."

Allen has previously been critical of the #MeToo movement, insisting it doesn't seem that everyone is taking it seriously.

"Nobody's changing," she said in an interview with Vice in March (18). "Everybody's going, 'This has happened to me, this is really awful', (but) what's happening as a result? Like, oh there's some public shaming going on: 'Oh no, oh my God, you've been outed on Twitter'. That doesn't change any of what's happened."

Lily Allen: I was drunk for three weeks straight .
Lily Allen was once "drunk for three weeks straight" during what she described as the height of her "bratty pop star behaviour".The 33-year-old singer rocketed to fame with the release of her debut record 'Alright, Still' in 2006, and has revealed the fame brought with it a string of raucous partying that saw her stay drunk for almost a month, as well as develop "bratty pop star behaviour".

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