Amanda Palmer (brains behind Dresden Dolls, among other projects), was recently asked by her record label, Roadrunner, to cut scenes from her video “Leeds United,” which features (along with a burlesque club, soccer fans, dancing girls) a few shots of Palmer’s…..dunh dunh dunnnnh…..exposed, Bowflex-free tummy! Mr. A&R wanted those shots edited, explaining, “I’m a guy, Amanda. I understand what people like.”
Here’s the video in question…..(WARNING! Some viewers may not find the following material offensive in the slightest!)
Because Palmer has half a brain, she politely said nuh-uh, a-hole! Aside from seeing through the blatent sexist drivel, she also points out the obvious on her blog: “There’s just NOTHING [in the video] that anybody would really object to, even by MAINSTREAM standards.” Once the news broke, a viral support system of fans began posting pictures of their own bellies in solidarity.
Unfortunately, the belly debacle (a reminder that “selling out” for female musicians usually means more than going mainstream) is just one of several issues she’s having with her management at the moment.