Legendary musician/cultural icon Björk took the entertainment industry to task for its sexist practices at the Australian launch of Björk Digital exhibition -- describing the job of an actress as a "nightmare" and music journalism as a ""boys' club".
FACT reports that the artist slammed both filmmakers and music journalists for blatant displays of gender inequity, bringing some much-needed truth to her talk at Sydney's Carriageworks gallery, which features several installations from 2015's heartwrenching Vulnicura album.
"The fact I'm a woman and I can do what I do, it's kind of unique, really," she said. "I've been really lucky. But I have been hitting walls. What's really macho, for example, is music journalism. It's really like a boys' club. They like music that is… well, a lot of it is for boys." Which is very true.
She also elaborated in her talk about her infamous vow to never appear in another movie post-2000's Dancer In The Dark appearance, telling the audience that she just "couldn't believe what it's like for actresses. It's just a nightmare how they're treated. They have so little say in their career or roles they play as they get older" -- later adding that "Guys can get older, but not women."
These statements follow earlier comments made by frequent Björk collaborator Robin Carolan, who took to Instagram earlier this year to say that Björk (obviously) does do everything herself and that you "guys (and it's always guys)" really need to check your "pig ignorant" double standards.