Not only did his statement strike a nerve with Pink, but also Katy Perry and Charli XCX..
First, the Recording Academy President Neil Portnow’s original quote, “Women who have the creativity in their hearts and souls, who want to be musicians, who want to be engineers, producers, and want to be part of the industry on the executive level . . . [They need] to step up because I think they would be welcome.”
And here was Pink’s response:
— P!nk (@Pink) January 29, 2018
And then Katy Perry’s:
And Charli XCX:
ugh bout 2 step up on 2 ur face.. women are making AMAZING music right now wtf is this dude talking about ????? https://t.co/EkijTA33QW
— CHARLI XCX (@charli_xcx) January 29, 2018