Phoebe Bridgers has said that people who hate on The 1975 are “sexist”.
Bridgers, who has just released her second solo album Punisher to wide critical acclaim, provided vocals on ‘Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America’ which appeared on The 1975’s record Notes On A Conditional Form.
Bridgers was asked in an interview by The Forty Five why she thinks that the Matty Healy fronted group split opinion so vastly to which she replied: “Hating The 1975, I feel like, is sexist.”
She continued: “Because teenage girls invented that band being famous. Like, teenage girls invented The Beatles. Teenage girls invented music. You’re trying to say that something’s stupid just because teenage girls like it? It’s fucking insane.”
Bridgers then discussed the topic of artists being ‘cancelled’: “People trying to cancel Billie Eilish is my favourite. It’s just like, you can’t handle how cool she is. Or people saying that female indie rock stars were invented by a trust fund or something. It’s like, you know where The Strokes came from? Nepotism and wealth has always informed music. It has never not.
“You get more opportunities or whatever, it doesn’t mean that their music is bad. And if we’re gonna shine that light on women, fucking look around at the men whose parents bought them music as a career.”