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.
*rerecords album* pic.twitter.com/BZrulVmULy
— Japanese Breakfast (@Jbrekkie) February 15, 2019
The full screenshot:
Clap backs to the white-guy-in-a-Gibson-t-shirt’s unsolicited advice were both a pleasure and privilege to read.
8. This happens to female musicians more frequently than one would think: