She may routinely post great pictures on her Instagram account, but Bebe Rexha is not one to let the visuals do all the talking. The singer-songwriter has, on past occasions, used her captions to address issues related to body positivity.
In a Monday morning post, she addressed another problem that faces women in the entertainment industry: ageism.
Along with a gorgeous picture in a black two-piece, Rexha included a caption detailing problematic insight she recently received from a male music executive.
The executive, Rexha wrote, said that her brand was “confusing” because she posts “sexy pics on Instagram and that’s not what female songwriters are suppose (sic) to do, especially for my age .”
Rexha continues by objecting to the double standard in which women are labeled as “hags” as they age, while men get labeled as “sexy.” She notes that as she prepares to turn 30, she is not running from that reality.
“I’m wiser, I’m stronger and trust me I’m a much better lover than I was 10 years ago,” writes Rexha, who dedicated the picture to the aforementioned male music executive.
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I recently had a MALE music executive tell me that I was getting too old and that my brand was “confusing.” Because… I’m a songwriter and I post sexy pics on my Instagram and that’s not what female songwriters are suppose to do, especially for my age. I’m 29. I’m fed up with being put in a box. I make my own rules. I’m tired of women getting labeled as “hags” when they get old and guys get labeled as sexy with age. Anyways, I’m turning 30 on August 30 and you know what, I’m not running away from it. I’m not gonna lie about my age or sing songs that I feel will sell better because they sound “younger.” I’m gonna celebrate my age because you know what, I’m wiser, I’m stronger and TRUST ME I’m a much better lover than I was 10 years ago. Picture dedicated to the Exec who said I am too old to be sexy. Is this too sexy for you?