Beth Ditto: ‘I Think Men Fear Me’


Unexpected fashion muse Beth Ditto on her size: "Girls in general have really nice things to say — especially big girls. It’s mostly men who aren’t as open. I think men fear me sometimes. I played in Greece last summer and, I swear, when I went into the crowd, people actually ran away from me. But things like that make me really happy. You make a decision: if you are going to participate in the music industry and put yourself out there, you have to know that it’s all full of shit ... It’s funny how something so normal and mundane that you see every day — your body — can be controversial. The shock value is intense. It’s like carrying an art piece around with you all the time." [BlackBook]