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A ‘Fan’ Mansplained This Musician’s Own Song To Her And The Replies Are An Honor To Read

If the New York Times‘ explosive Ryan Adams profile taught us anything, it’s that men in music are just as bad as men in Hollywood when it comes to sexual harassment, mansplaining, and gate-keeping.

As though on cue, musician Michelle Zauner—who goes by Japanese Breakfast—tweeted out a screenshot of DMs received from one of her “biggest fans.” The man offered Zauner “constructive criticism” about her music, which he believed he had the authority to do as a “musician/songwriter.”

Never mind the fact that Zauer released two studio albums, performed at Coachella and Pitchfork, and has been covered in The Fader, Spin, Teen Vogue, and NPR —  this dude clearly knows his stuff! You can tell, because he’s wearing a Gibson t-shirt in his avi.

The full screenshot:

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Clap backs to the white-guy-in-a-Gibson-t-shirt’s unsolicited advice were both a pleasure and privilege to read.

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8. This happens to female musicians more frequently than one would think:

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h/t someecards