justin james

Ja, Justin James hat es geschafft. Für mehrere Tage war der DJ aus Orlando in Florida Talk of the town oder talk of facebook. Wie ihr wollt. Über seine Suche nach weiblichen DJs mit Modelmaßen hatten wir hier berichtet. Wie nicht anders zu erwarten, hat sein ‚Scouting‘ für allgemeine Bestürzung in der skandalgeilen elektronischen Musikszene gesorgt.

Da hat sich der PR-mäßig anscheinend nicht ganz unbegabte Justin gedacht, erkläre ich mich doch mal auf Facebook und dreh das Rad der Entrüstung weiter. Denn als Entschuldigung ist sein Post nicht angelegt. Allerdings fragt man sich die ganze Zeit, ob er es ernst meint. So zählt er zum Beispiel neben Miss Kittin und Maya Jane Coles Paris Hilton zu seinen bevorzugten weiblichen DJs.

Wenn er – wie er behauptet – tatsächlich sarkastisch sein will, dann sollte er vielleicht ein großes Shirt mit einem erkennungsdienstlichen ‚S‘ tragen. Wenn ihr Lust habt, seine Erklärung zu lesen. Hier bitte. Wenn nicht, auch kein Beinbruch. Da halten wir es dann nämlich wie Justin James oder Ricky Gervais: We don’t care

 

Do I have your attention?

Ok, so everyone has been contacting me for my statement. Here it is, short and sweet… (maybe not so short). I was recently added to a „female support DJ group“ in which I made a post that has now become very controversial and blown out-of-proportion.
I will start off by saying that – For those of you that have seen it, In retrospect, the post that I made was not the most tactful, but my intention was not malicious. I was given a very specific set of criteria to employ here in Asia and instead of wasting peoples time I decided to be honest and up front about the requirements. Unfortunately in this respect, people are not a fan of honesty and my post very obviously made some people angry. I’ve been debating on what to say and what to do…
The conclusion I feel upon was this; I can not control the thought-process and actions of others. I DO NOT CARE. I do not care about the opinions of what small minded people think or have to say. I have always battled this, but… I do not care if you like me or if you do not. I have always tried to keep it 100, and in doing this my life has led me to some pretty spectacular places.
I have two options at this point: Say nothing and let this fade away – hoping that people will forget in due time, or speak up and stick up for myself… Even if it is detrimental to my career. Everything we do in life is a gamble… Everything. Every time you board a plane, every time you eat out, every taxi you get in. This is a gamble that I am willing to take. I might be small in stature, but I am big at heart. I know in my heart that I did nothing wrong.
Let me make this parallel: In the entertainment industry, lets look at actors… You might be the best at what you do, but if you do not fit the bill then unfortunately that part is not for you. Sorry.
I was never putting down female DJs… Some of my favorite DJs / Producers are female… Miss Kittin (1982 – first record ever bought), Maya Jane Coles, Annie Mac, Anna Lunoe, Baby Anne, DJ Spinderella, Paris Hilton, that girl from Zach Efron’s new movie… The comment I made about „just hiring a man“ was mis-placed sarcasm.. Also a personal message.
So, in summation… As I said in my personal message with the troll that staretd all of this; If you are offended by my words, I am sorry that I am not sorry. I am the FURTHEST thing from a misogynist. I am however guilty of being careless with the way I worded my post in aforementioned group.
Lastly, I have worked for many years to try and build up the DJ community. My goal has always been unity and respect. I am saddened that I have broken the internet the last few days with my words, but happy that the community has been able to unite for a cause much bigger than myself, that unfortunately I am at the moment a poster boy for, and that I have ignorantly been contributing to.
I have thick skin, so I can take it. However ill placed, these were my words and I will bare the consequences.

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