Alanis Morissette Clears Up ‘Misinformed Rumblings’

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Alanis Morissette was a no-show at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday night, where she had been slated to join Olivia Rodrigo in singing inductee Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain.” She was present in Los Angeles on Friday for rehearsals, and Variety reports that after she backed out, there were some whispers that Morissette had a tough time in rehearsals with Rodrigo; one “insider” told Page Six “it seemed like they weren’t prepared.” Morissette took to Instagram on Monday to address the “misinformed rumblings,” in a story (screenshot here) that started by expressing adoration for “Carly Simon and Olivia Rodrigo and Dolly Parton and Janet Jackson and Pat Benatar and Sheryl Crow and Pink and Brandi Carlile and Sara Bareilles.” Then came the explainer:


“I have spent decades in an industry that is rife with an overarching anti-woman sentiment and have tolerated a lot of condescension and disrespectfulness, reduction, dismissiveness, contract-breaching, unsupportiveness, exploitation and psychological violence (and more) throughout my career. I tolerated it because nothing would stop me from connecting with those who I cared about and resonated with. I live to serve and connect with people and so over the years I sucked it up on more occasions than I can count in order to do so. It’s hard not to be affected in any industry around the world, but Hollywood has been notorious for its disrespect of the feminine in all of us.”


“Thankfully, I am at a point in my life where there is no need for me to spend time in an environment that reduces women,” Morissette continued. “I have had countless incredible experiences with production teams with all genders throughout my life. So many, and so fun. There is nothing better than a team of diverse people coming together with one mission. I’ll continue to show up in those environments with bells on. :)”

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