In today’s misogynistic news, co-founder of techno record label Giegling (who?) has shared his repugnant opinion on females in the music industry.
In a recent interview with German magazine Groove, Konstanin has shared his ‘chauvinistic’ views, stating that women are “disproportionately promoted” in the industry. He goes on to say that “he finds it unfair that women are so heavily promoted, although they are in his opinion usually worse at DJing than men are.”
He unfortunately continues, “Thus women who seek careers in male-dominated industries like the DJ business must lose their ‘female qualities’ and become ‘manly.'” Wow, if only we knew this before. We could have averted a major crisis! Good thing we didn’t award the highly prestigious award of DJ of the Year to a female. Oh, wait, we did.
Speaking of multi-talented *gasp* female DJ The Black Madonna, she recounted her own experience with Konstanin. His comments were so outrageous that she believed he was kidding and didn’t even register him as relevant. Rightfully so.
I honestly thought he was kidding. It was so over the top. I hugged him. Didn't even register as relevant.
— The Black Madonna 🕯 (@blackmadonnachi) June 21, 2017
Following the original Groove article, Konstantin sent an apology. Refusing to take blame for the statements, he explains:
“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.”
Konstantin and his crew have already been dropped from London’s Sunfall Festival,as a result of his comments. You can read the original Groove article here, although you’ll have to translate the text from German.