Warpaint apologise for slamming Beyoncé

Guitarist and vocalist Theresa Wayman initially claimed ‘every song on Beyonce’s last album has her basically looking like a slut and she does not need to do that’

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Warpaint: "Beyoncé and Rihanna are the last two women on earth who I would ever want to disrespect or disregard"

In a recent interview with Q magazine, Warpaint's Theresa Wayman had some sharp words for Beyoncé and Rihanna. Wayman reportedly denounced the "hyper-sexualisation" of pop music, commenting that Beyoncé looked like a "slut" on her last record. 

"Every song on Beyonce’s last album has her basically looking like a slut and she does not need to do that," Wayman said. "She’s gorgeous and so fucking talented. And they all take it as women’s liberation!"

Rihanna wasn't spared, either. Wayman is also quoted as saying: "She has an insane voice, she could’ve done something so much more subtle and artful".

Wyman has now taken to the band's Facebook page to apologise for her comments, saying that her comments were presented in a "hyperbolic and crude manner". 

"A journalist came on our bus and casually asked us what we thought about women in music and we responded as fans and consumers and not as card carrying feminists,” she writes. "Beyoncé and Rihanna are the last two women on earth who I would ever want to disrespect or disregard." 

Some music fans have come to Warpaint's defence, arguing that Wayman did nothing wrong. "It's refreshing to hear a real musician's opinion on this tacky side of feminism," one writes. "Fuck what everyone is saying!" another says. "You did the right thing by making it known how you feel." 

You can read Wayman's full apology here.

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