After footage of Lipa throwing money on the dancers and putting bills in their underwear surfaced online, the pop star, Lizzo and Lil Nas X (who was also in attendance) received criticism for being anti-feminist.
Lipa responded to the backlash in a new cover story for Rolling Stone on Thursday (Jan. 14), noting that the bash at the strip club was actually the opposite of anti-feminist. “I just feel like, if you’re a feminist, you have to also support women in all fields of work,” she explained. “We have to support sex workers, we have to believe that that [work] is their choice and their right.”
“It seems quite hypocritical, I think, people picking and choosing as to how they want to support women and when it suits them,” she continued. “That’s another form of misogyny, which really derives from the male gaze.”
Read the full interview here.