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Singer Charli XCX points at gender bias in music world

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Los Angeles, Nov 28 (IANS) Pop star Charli XCX says she is tired of how the music industry holds women to a different standard than men.

The “Boom clap” hitmaker took to Twitter to post a series of messages addressing to the people who don’t take her seriously as a musician, reports dailymail.co.uk.

“I am an artist, a songwriter who has co-written multiple hits for myself/other artists, a video director, exec producer of a Netflix show & I run a label, co-manage two artists. If I was a man I’d be hailed as some sort of music industry god but as a woman I’m just — doubted?” she wrote.

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The 27-year-old continued: “Btw I don’t need people to feel sorry for me or anything – I’m just saying it how it is. Women in this industry are constantly questioned on their validity… ‘did she really write that?’, ‘can she really produce?’, ‘does she really know what she’s doing?’ — I see it all the time.”

Charli went on to urge people to stop disrespecting female artists.

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“Any and all female popstars in 2019 are obviously business women: running their own careers, making their own decisions, directing their own teams, proving points, being groundbreaking and making their own art. like, this is so obvious … Don’t insult us,” she said.

Charli first launched her career after signing a contract with Asylum Records almost ten years ago. She rose to fame with her chart-topping 2013 hit “I love it”.

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–IANS

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