Glastonbury performer who asked BBC to remove footage hits out after events ‘massively blown out of proportion’
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A Glastonbury performer who asked the BBC to take down footage of her set has spoken out to say she thought things had been 'massively blown out of proportion'.
You might also have heard that she later asked the BBC to take down footage of her set after receiving abuse from people who apparently don't know how to change the channel and watch something else.
She performed on the Park Stage on the first day (23 June) of Glastonbury but some people felt the need to say unkind things after they'd watched it and she asked the Beeb to pull the footage which had been posted online.
Plenty of fans offered her their support to counteract the abuse and let her know how much they appreciated her.
Now Billy Nomates has posted a video to Instagram further discussing the situation and laying out what she thinks about it.
She said: "Hello, a couple of things and then back to music and quite frankly terrible art.
"Anything around the last week in regards to Glastonbury, I had a really good show and anything that happened after has been massively blown out of proportion."
"There's a lot going on in the world and I'd rather talk about anything else, so I've rejected and will continue to reject any opportunity to talk about it."
The responses to her video have been largely positive with plenty, including famous director Edgar Wright, writing in to say they really liked her performance and would keep supporting her.
It's a far cry from squelching through the proverbial mud of a comment section filled with unkind comments and people not being their best selves about a performance nobody was forcing them to watch.
"I am however using my channel now to just shut down a couple of things. I never used the word misogyny, it's often used for me and around me, it's happened a few times in my career and I've shut it down then and I'm shutting it down now," the performer explained as she touched on some of the topics she wanted to talk about.
"Although misogyny massively exists in the music industry and it is a problem it's not really part of my story. My biggest supporters, the people that have given me a friendly ear, the people that have given me a leg up have largely been men."
"So people that come to my shows and buy records and saw wicked things, largely men. That's not to downplay any other support but I think I do want to make that known."
There was just time for one last round of closing comments as Billy Nomates got to 'the most important thing' she wanted to get across in the address to her fans.
She said: "As for the rest of it, I don't know what to say, there is nothing to say. Everyone's got a different nervous system is all I'll say."
"Actually the most important thing I want to say is that," she teased, before the video's sound was blasted by music and drowned out whatever she was supposed to be saying.
In the end, the only bit we could hear after that was the final fragment of her last sentence where she said 'probably gonna get covered in s**t so nice one'.