Alanis Morisette Refuses To Perform At The ‘Sexist’ Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
Being a woman in the male-dominated music industry can be challenging at times. As it appears, Alanis Morissette also had her share of this and decided not to show up for her Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame performance due to the production team’s sexist approach towards her.
Alanis Morissette was scheduled to perform the inductee Carly Simon’s hit ‘You’re So Vain’ with Olivia Rodrigo during the Hall Of Fame ceremony. She participated in rehearsals just before the event but decided to drop out at the last minute after experiencing sexism. However, rumors began circulating as Morissette didn’t make any official announcements about her reasons.
“There are some misinformed rumblings about my not performing at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony this past weekend,” wrote Alanis Morissette in an Instagram Story to clear the air and explain why she decided to drop out. “Firstly, I have to say how much I adore Carly Simon, Olivia Rodrigo, Dolly Parton, Janet Jackson, Pat Benatar, Sheryl Crow, Pink, Brandi Carlile, Sara Bareilles — and all the amazing people and artists who were there.”
Morissette then continued, revealing she dealt with sexism for much of her career. She admitted, “I have spent decades in an industry that is rife with an overarching anti-woman sentiment and have tolerated a lot of condescension, 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 I cared about and resonated with.”
“I live to serve and connect with people,” Alanis noted while explaining how she has managed to survive in the industry. “So over the years, I have sucked it up on more occasions than I can count to do so. It’s hard not to be affected in any industry worldwide, but Hollywood has been notorious for disrespecting the feminine in all of us.”
The singer went on to assert, “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. I have had countless incredible experiences with production teams of all genders throughout my life. So many, and so fun. Nothing is better than a team of diverse people coming together with one mission. I’ll continue to show up in those environments with bells on.”
It turns out that Alanis Morissette had valid reasons not to appear on stage during the ceremony, and she believed it would be best not to participate in an event that looks down on women. The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony went on without the singer, with Olivia Rodrigo performing ‘You’re So Vain’ by herself.