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‘Human beings are more important than art’: Marina Diamandis speaks out against sex abuse in celebrity culture


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Marina Diamandis, she of electro-pop luminaries Marina & the Diamonds, fired off a series of tweets yesterday denouncing how celebrity culture affects how we view sexual abuse. The rapid-fire missive was in response to Dylan Farrow’s open letter in the Sunday New York Times, where the adopted daughter of Woody Allen confirmed long-standing rumors that she was sexually abused by the celebrated filmmaker as a young child.

Diamandis also called out photographer Terry Richardson and R. Kelly in her nine-tweet rant.


“Who can resist a good pop song/ movie/ music video…” the Electra Heart singer wrote. “And who cares if the person who wrote it raped young girls/ beat up their girlfriends when you can go buy it on iTunes NOW!”

Allen has since released a statement disputing the claims against him.

Here in Diamandis’ rant in full: