I already held the (unpopular, I’m sure) opinion that I didn’t like the Shakira/Rihanna “Can’t Remember to Forget You” music video, because “faux lesbian” is a really shitty trend, and it completely caters to the male gaze.
But to hear that Shakira cites the reason she now does videos with women is because her boyfriend won’t let her do them with men? And she still had to “get permission” to do this one?
No no no no no.
Oh—you wouldn’t date a girl who’s ever been a stripper?
In that case, I wouldn’t date a guy who’s ever been to a strip club.
Oh—you wouldn’t date a girl who’s ever done porn?
In that case, I wouldn’t date a guy who’s ever watched porn.
You’re the reason we exist.
You’re the demand to our supply.
If you disdain sex workers, don’t you dare consume our labor.
As they say in the industry, “People jack off with the left hand and point with the right.”