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Women have to work harder than men to be taken seriously: Dua Lipa

LONDON: Famous singer Dua Lipa has admitted that female artists work ‘twice as hard’ if they want to be taken seriously within the industry.

That’s just being a woman in the industry. A lot of people see it, particularly in pop music, that you’re manufactured or whatever, so you have this underlying pressure or anxiety to constantly prove to people, especially when you write your own lyrics, Dua shed said during an interview.

“You are on a music video,” Dua explained. there “the director goes, ‘I definitely think you need to wear a skirt’ because someone wants to see, you know, ‘UK’s pop star in a cute outfit,'” she said. “I’m like, ‘Well, I’m going to wear trousers because it’s [expletive] freezing.’ I know how to stand my ground and hold it down.”

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“We’re so used to pushing it away and saying something just to turn it off and be, like, ‘this isn’t a big deal’. I’ve always been someone to check straight away. If someone’s saying something” I don’t agree with. “I say ‘I’m not going to do that, I’m going to do this.’”

“To be able to use my platform to spread awareness, show support, talk about it, to make people feel seen, heard and safe, communicate with charities and try to do my part as much as I can… I see that as my duty.”

“It’s entirely a right to be able to love who you want” Dua concluded by saying, “We’re all human and we deserve it. It’s something I feel very connected to and will continue to fight for.”

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