Lana Del Rey Face backlash for her new album cover

Lana Del Rey

Singer,Lana Del Ray shared her album cover on her Instagram and captioned;

“There’s always turmoil and upheaval and in the midst of it- there’s always beautiful music too introducing my new album chemtrails over the country club,”
“I also want to say that with everything going on this year! And no this was not intended-these are my best friends, since you are asking today. And damn! As it happens when it comes to my amazing friends and this cover yes there are people of color on this records picture and that’s all I’ll say about that but thank you.” – she continued.

She also shared a music video from the album, for the song “Chemtrails Over the Country Club,” on Monday.

Though the photo was on black and white,its possible for some not to notice skin tone. One of the commenters asked;  “Are you anti black and POC? In this time in America it’s more important than ever to show women of all shades. Please think about that next cover.”

Del Rey’s second statement went on: “these are my friends this is my life. We are all a beautiful mix of everything- some more than others which is visible and celebrated in everything I do. In 11 years working I have always been extremely inclusive without even trying to. My best friends are rappers my boyfriends have been rappers. My dearest friends have been from all over the place, so before you make comments again about a WOC/POC issue, I’m not the one storming the capital, I’m literally changing the world by putting my life and thoughts and love out there gon the table 24 seven. Respect it.”

One commenter wrote to the singer, “Are you anti black and POC? In this time in America it’s more important than ever to show women of all shades. Please think about that next cover.”

Del Rey’s second statement went on: “these are my friends this is my life. We are all a beautiful mix of everything- some more than others which is visible and celebrated in everything I do. In 11 years working I have always been extremely inclusive without even trying to. My best friends are rappers my boyfriends have been rappers. My dearest friends have been from all over the place, so before you make comments again about a WOC/POC issue, I’m not the one storming the capital, I’m literally changing the world by putting my life and thoughts and love out there on the table 24 seven. Respect it.”

“That comment is so problematic in so many ways and I don’t understand how she can have activists like Joan Baez in her personal life and still get away with saying things like this or even thinking this is okay,” one person wrote on Del Rey’s post. “I love her dearly, and as an artist she has been the most influential thing in my own art and life. I literally have her lyrics tattooed on my body but I’m also a political activist and I cannot defend this … at all.”

Hmm, i feel like she is trying to hard to prove she is not anti POC/WOC.

Though some people had issues with the cover and her statement, other were excited for the album which will be released in March 21.

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