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Dear Lorde! Sexist Grammys under fire for not letting only female Album of the Year nominee perform solo

Dear Lorde! Sexist Grammys under fire for not letting only female Album of the Year nominee perform solo

In this year of female empowerment with the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements becoming such important parts of our culture, the 2018 Grammy Awards have come under fire for their lack of female representation. In particular, fans are calling out the Grammys for their head-scratching decision to invite the four male Album of the Year nominees to perform solo, but not the only female contender, Lorde.

“There’s no way we can really deal with everybody,” Grammys executive producer Ken Ehrlich said backstage after being questioned by journalists about Lorde’s absence. “She had a great album. Album of the Year is a big honor, but … sometimes people get left out that shouldn’t. We did the best we can to make sure that it’s a representative and balanced show.”

Recording academy president Neil Portnow added fuel to the fire when he suggested that women simply need to “step up” to the level of men.

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