American rock duo Best Coast has lashed out at American paper ‘The San Fransisco Foghorn’, accusing the publication of sexism in their review of the band’s gig at the Fillmore. The supposed sexism in the review was aimed at lead-singer Bethany Cosentino: “I need to describe the outfit bandleader Bethany Cosentino was wearing. She looked sexier and badder than any rock star I’ve seen in years. Sporting a short latex skirt, a sheer mesh top, and a pair of suede heels, and armed with a drink and a blood red Fender Jaguar, she took the stage to applause that might have weekend the floorboards. Women gasped, men swooned, the claps went on and on”.
In response to this, Best Coast posted the following on their Facebook page, “Sexism is alive and well people! This literally makes my blood boil. If you aren’t happy with my show that’s perfectly fine, but leave my looks and outfit out of it“. The Foghorn has published an official response to this, defending their journalist: “We are not sorry for publishing it. The review was simply a representation of what our critic felt was important to the audience that attended the show. It is unfortunate that it was misunderstood as an act of sexism”.
You can catch Best Coast on their upcoming UK and Ireland tour:
Electric Brixton, London (October 29)
The Kazimier, Liverpool (October 30)
Academy, Dublin (October 31)