Grimes Has "Literally Zero Interest" in Being Famous Anymore
The singer-songwriter is calling her social media obligations "abusive" amid online hate
The artist born Claire Boucher lamented her social media obligations on Twitter, naturally.
"I just have literally zero interest in being famous anymore," she wrote. "My job requires being on social media. It's equivalent to an emotionally abusive relationship to hear countless times throughout the day about what a failure I am.. [sic] just in order to do my job on the most basic level."
Unfortunately, online hate has become extremely commonplace, as has social media branding and content being a required part of many jobs in many industry. It's hard to understand the extent to which that norm is proportional for someone with the internet notoriety of Grimes, though; nobody would really care if you were walking around reading The Communist Manifesto, would they?
This isn't the first time the musician has spoken out against online harassment, which seemed to intensify while she was dating billionaire Tesla-founder Elon Musk — a partnership she frequently found herself having to defend, for obvious reasons. Though the pair have since broken up and she's probably well underway with her plans to establish a lesbian space commune, she has continued to receive harassment amid the split.
Grimes even went so far as to slam bad vibes on the internet musically, teasing a song entitled "LOVE" to Instagram in September. Earlier this month, she also debuted her AI girl group NPC with a feature on Chris Lake's "A Drug from God."
The venture is described an attempt to "decentralize pop stardom" and reduce the "psychic pain of being in the public eye," so it all kind of aligns — and poses an interesting query about whether the persona of pop artists could ever be removed from their music. And now we're circling back to the masculine urge to separate the art from the artist... stan culture likely wouldn't allow it, anyway.
See the tweet from Grimes below.
Montreal drag performer Pythia recently transformed into Grimes for Snatch Game on Canada's Drag Race.
I just have literally zero interest in being famous anymore. My job requires being on social media. It's equivalent to an emotionally abusive relationship to hear countless times throughout the day about what a failure I am.. just in order to do my job on the most basic level— 𝔊𝔯𝔦𝔪𝔢𝔰 🐉 ᚷᚱᛁᛗᛖᛋ (@Grimezsz) November 21, 2021