Kacey Musgraves Clapping Back At Sexist Country Radio Is So Important

"Smells like white male BS."

When it comes to calling out sexist behaviour, you can trust country music queen Kacey Musgraves to come through – and this week was no exception.

It all kicked off yesterday when Variety editor Chris Willman joked about hearing two female musicians in a row on an L.A. country station. “I turned on the 105.1 country station in L.A. just now, and they were playing the new song by Gabby Barrett, and then, without any pause or interruption at all, they went into a Kelsea Ballerini song. Can’t they get fined for that?” he tweeted.

It only got worse when Michigan radio station 98 KCQ Country responded in a since-deleted tweet: “We cannot play two females back-to-back. Not even Lady Antebellum or Little Big Town against another female. I applaud the courage.”

This obviously didn’t go down well and Kacey Musgraves was quick to chime in. “Smells like white male bullsh*t and why LONG ago I decided they cannot stop me.”

“And yet the can play 18 white dudes who sound exactly the same back to back. Makes total sense,” she tweeted.

Fellow country singer Kelsea Ballerini also responded to the BS, tweeting: “AIEXA [sic] PLAY LBT LADY A CARRIE MIRANDA KACEY CARLY GABBY MAREN INGRID RUNAWAY JUNE M&T LAUREN. ALL IN A ROW.”

This isn’t the first time country radio has been called out for being sexist. In fact, a 2019 study conducted by Jada Watson of the University of Ottawa found that total annual spins for male artists in the top 150 increased from 5.8M in 2000 to 10.3M in 2018, while spins for women have decreased from 1.8 to 1.1M resulting in a 9.7 to 1 ratio by 2018.

As Refinery29 reported, this kind of ratio plays into the idea that if a country radio playlist is a salad, “women should be the tomatoes – sparse and colourful – but the bulk of the plate is lettuce (men).”

Not only is this sexist rhetoric harmful to female country artists, but it perpetuates unequal pay and the incredibly harmful social constructs we’ve all become desensitised to. Kudos to Kacey Musgraves and her peers for speaking out and not putting up with this kind of BS in 2020, and beyond.

Robert Pattinson Says He Smells Like A Crayon And I Need To Know Which Colour

Another wild yarn from R-Patz.

Robert Pattinson has gained quite a reputation for spinning wild yarns during interviews, but his most recent comments on his body odour have me truly shaken.

In a recent interview with Allure the star of the upcoming The Batman film said, “Lots of people tell me I smell like a crayon.”

The interviewer – understandably bewildered by this statement – then asked, “Like you’re made of wax?”

To which R-Patz responded, “Yes! Like I’m embalmed.”

I have so many questions. What colour crayon does Pattinson smell like? What brand? Is he using lots of crayons? And most importantly, who are these multiple people who are telling him he smells like crayon!? Is that an insult, or a compliment?

It’s not the first time Robert Pattinson’s scent has come up in conversation. Back in 2009, E! News reported that an unidentified source who worked “very closely” with the actor on New Moon said “he stinks.”

“I mean, it’s awful,” the source said. “He never showers, and it drives people on the set crazy.”

“He completely reeks,” an unidentified crew member added. Yikes.

It’s been over a decade since then, so we can only hope Robert Pattinson has swapped his lack of showering for an obsession with crayons. 

Speaking of celebrity scents, celebrity tattoo artist Lauren Winzer dishes on what Post Malone smells like on It’s Been A Big Day For…below:

During his interview with Allure, Pattinson was also asked about being recently named the “most handsome man” in the world according to science.

“It’s weird,” he said. “I never was really up for the good-looking-guy roles, because I’ve always been quite awkward when meeting people.”

“My Harry Potter role was a good-looking guy, and it was a shock that it was quite easy to get. And then in Twilight, [Edward is] beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. When I turned up for the auditions, I had done a job where I’d dyed my hair black, because I had an inch and a half of roots, and I had waxed my body. And then I had a few months where I’d been drinking beer all day, so I had this hairless, chubby body. I looked like a baby with a wig on.”

Hairless, chubby, waxed or smelling like a crayon – we’ll take Robert Pattinson any which way.

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