So I notice that one of my entries is being read quite a bit. That is my analysis of Robyn P from Death and Taxes (too lazy to spell the last name correctly). So if you are reading that analysis, or you are Robyn, I hope you can appreciate my present day perspective.
Years ago, when all of this was fresh I tried my best to have a sense of humor about the insane media bullying I was experiencing. Women were constantly berated on such a massive scale that I had grown numb to it.
Times have changed and the NY Post fake “singer sued for being too old and too ugly” gimmick simply would not happen today. It wouldn’t be tolerated. So I am challenging any reporter to read the 112 page document and cover it *for real*. I don’t want my story swept under the rug, I want it rectified and corrected to reflect what really happened.
Robyn mentioned she thought I wasn’t very good. While she is entitled to her opinion, the fact that she posted a video of another P!NK cover band from another country, with a backup singer that looks and sounds absolutely nothing like me and passed it off as saying she “thought” it was me- well, that is some sloppy journalism!!! It shows she didn’t really take the time to research me properly. And unfortunately, she ended up contributing to the culture of cruelty while rushing to make a deadline and be sassy and entertaining.
I hate that it still bothers me 7 years later- but it does. Life for the most part has moved on- but occasionally I shut down and my mind goes back. I never quite fully got my love for music back after this event. It was just so cruel. The absolute level of mass bullying I experienced in a single event is absolutely mind blowing.
I have access to a full studio and I don’t want to touch it. I almost feel as if making music will lead to me being bullied on a mass scale like this again. It sucks to feel this way.
I’ve noticed that a bunch of media outlets took their articles down quietly, especially after my book came out. That’s a start, but I really want the people who participated in this story to continue the conversation. I know if I ever publicly wrote a story about someone on the internet that wasn’t true, I would want to be sure to retract my story and apologize. Loudly.
Robyn, your move.