Lana Del Rey Isn’t Anti-Feminist

Lana Del Rey.
Lana Del Rey.

Last year, Lana Del Rey made a comment in a Fader interview that made it seem like she was more interested in exploring outer space than wasting time talking about boring old feminism:

“For me, the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept. I’m, more interested in, you know, SpaceX and Tesla, what’s going to happen with our intergalactic possibilities. Whenever people bring up feminism, I’m like, god. I’m just not really that interested.”

This month, in an interview with V magazine (conducted by her No. 1 fan James Franco) she took the opportunity to clarify that comment, which landed her in hot water. I mean, she is still more interested in space, but it’s not because she’s anti-feminist:

The luxury we have as a younger generation is being able to figure out where we want to go from here, which is why I’ve said things like, “I don’t focus on feminism, I focus on the future.” It’s not to say that there’s not more to do in that area. I’ve gotten to witness through history the evolution of so many movements and now I’m standing at the forefront of new technological movements. I’m not undermining other issues. But I feel like that’s obvious, like I shouldn’t even have to bring that up.

Thanks for clearing that up, but space and feminism don’t have to be mutually exclusive — hasn’t she ever seen Alien?