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I just read that Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl” was actually written as a rebuttal to some cruel remarks that Courtney Love made about her. Courtney Love called Gwen a “cheerleader” of the alt rock world, and I’m paraphrasing ALOT here, Gwen was like, “I’ve never been a cheerleader, but fuck you, I’ll be one and take over the world while I’m at it”. (Which she totally did.)
Dis shit is BANANAS. I remember when celebrity skin came out, after Courtney Love had a bunch of plastic surgery and lost tons of weight. The song is about being a sell-out, isn’t it? At 17 I may have sung along to this song, but I also was like, “Dudes, why is Courtney Love singing about her herself so bitterly?”
I need to stop googling my favorite cheerleader pop star in all my free time. But doesn’t Hollaback Girl MAKE SO MUCH SENSE NOW?
One time, the year must have been 2001, all the ladies in my Women’s Studies class were trying to sing Courtney Love’s praises (because that’s what we talked about in class? Hey, we were analyzing the Riot Grrl movement). I was SO shy, I never raised my hand or talked in class. But that day, I did. And I said “COURTNEY LOVE PUNCHED KATHLEEN HANNA IN THE FACE. OVER A DUDE. HOW IS THAT EMPOWERING FOR US?”. Crazy bitches.
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