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08th Mar 2016

The Last Shadow Puppets Called Out For Sexist Behaviour By Female Music Journalist

Rachel Brodsky said the two behaved very unprofessionally during an interview with her.

Miles Kane and Alex Turner are due to release their sophomore album as The Last Shadow Puppets, but, unfortunately, have come under some serious criticism for being inappropriate by writer Rachel Brodsky.

She writes for Spin  magazine and had been expecting to interview them about the music and their life as a band, but was instead hit on by Kane during the interview.

Pretty unprofessional.

Kane made some very unprofessional comments about Turner’s crotch, and invited the writer upstairs to his hotel room after the interview.

As I walk away, I try to suppress my ballooning sense that something wasn’t right back there. Is it normal to be asked up to a male musician’s room — even as a joke? Or cheek-kissed, repeatedly high-fived, and stared down? Even if he’s entirely harmless (and I’m sure that he is), is this the sort of thing that I should let go for the sake of my job?

Brodsky noted that this is part of a wider problem of women not being taken seriously as professionals, particularly between musicians and journalists.
Kane did apologise afterward, but it gave Brodsky little relief.

“Dear Rachel

I really enjoyed chatting to you about the new record. I am just very sorry that silly remarks I made during our interview have caused offence. I recognise my ‘Carry On’ humour during the interview was ill judged and I am mortified that it made you feel uncomfortable. Please accept my sincere apologies.

Miles.

“It certainly didn’t erase that afternoon or the other times I’ve felt objectified on the job. Notes like it don’t change the events that preceded them. Instead of apologies, I’d like to see a little more foresight and a lot more professionalism toward women in the music industry” said Brodsky afterwards.

Read the full interview here.

Lead Image via YouTube/The Last Shadow Puppets