Music journalism can be a tough gig sometimes.
It's something Clash has mused on in the past, and with the collapsing media landscape it will no doubt be a recurring topic for some time to come.
And then along comes current Clash cover star Lizzo to make us feel warm and fuzzy:
PEOPLE WHO ‘REVIEW’ ALBUMS AND DONT MAKE MUSIC THEMSELVES SHOULD BE UNEMPLOYED— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) April 22, 2019
The American artist opened a real can of worms, with the topic moving across social media throughout the Easter weekend. Diplo - thanks Thomas Wesley! - took our side...
music journalists gotta eat too even if they dont like our music. we need critics— wes (@diplo) April 24, 2019
While Matty Healy has a typically left of centre take:
If you don’t let journalists criticise your music then you’ll never have the formative experience of being called a ‘bourgeois replicant’ and that’s sad— matty (@Truman_Black) April 25, 2019
After a few ragged days of debate it seems that even Lizzo is tired of the topic:
Ur absolutely right https://t.co/QTH0sSXB8j— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) April 22, 2019
So let's all be friends... right, guys? RIGHT?
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