German DJ and Giegling label boss Konstantin is in hot water over comments he made to German magazine Groove. He was quoted as saying women are “usually worse DJs than men,” a comment that was covered by Mixmag and other dance music publications.
Konstantin responded to Mixmag with a direct statement that claimed that what was supposed to be a dark joke had been taken out of context. His full statement reads as follows:
"I feel deeply sorry about the words that have been printed. These words are not a direct quote and are in my opinion misleading. I actually learned to DJ from my friend Sarah and of course I don't think women are worse DJs than men. I completely regret what was said in that private conversation with the journalist where she did not appreciate my bad sense of humor and my habit of taking opposite positions to challenge people, even if it sometimes goes way beyond my own opinion. What was written does not reflect my opinion nor is it at all anything other people from the label would ever say or feel. I accept the journalist's point on the boy's club. But we want women to be involved and we were always trying to involve women in our action."