Ben Peek (benpeek) wrote,
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The Fat Belly

Incredibly cool and beautiful singer Amanda Palmer (of Dresden Dolls fame) has been forced to search for a new record label after Roadrunner refused to promote her latest single, video and album. Why? Because she refused to let them remove shots of her “fat” belly from the video for Leeds United (see above), and is therefore “uncommercial”. This comes from a metal label where, I have it on good authority, “you can count the number of women on the fingers of one hand and most of the people on the label are decidedly chunky hairy dudes”. Amanda’s fans are quiet rightly outraged by this shoddy, sexist behaviour and have begun a Rebellyon, posting pictures of their own bellies on fan forum Shadowbox and sending them to Roadrunner in protest:

This issue is not just about Amanda Palmer’s belly. This issue is about all the bellies of the world: big, small, hairy, stretch-marked, scarred, pregnant; every single belly. The aim is to reclaim the belly, to promote a healthy body image for everyone (not just females) and to protest against the “barbie dolling” of artists by record companies and the media.

Hell yes. If you fancy adding your belly to the growing collection, email Jordan at doritojoe89 [at] gmail [dot] com. I know I’m more than happy to support a woman who appreciates the value of southern comfort.


Edit: This is the link to the actual video right here. I don't know why the fuck that vid appears--and only appears on livejournal--but it seems to appear no matter what I embed. Anyone else getting this issue?


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