Courtney Love Reacts To Her Iconic Fashion Moment Going Viral
The Hole singer Courtney Love recently shared an Instagram post and reacted to the TikTok trend based on her iconic 1998 MTV Awards speech.
TikTok has both changed the dynamics of social media and introduced many new concepts into our lives, especially in the last couple of years. As you may all know, in TikTok, certain songs, dance moves, and quotes go viral from time to time, and millions of users shoot short videos based on this popularized sound.
Courtney Love’s speech at the MTV Music Awards in 1998 also became one of the sounds that went viral on TikTok, and thousands of videos were shot featuring it. The videos are explicitly shot in a format where a group of women lip-synch to the aforementioned speech and show their fashion style to the camera.
According to Courtney’s statement on Instagram, she gave this speech because her outfit at the Oscar ceremony was criticized since it was ‘daring’ and belonged to a brand. During her speech, Love said that she does not want to follow a rule established by men, that women should be free to wear whatever they want, and that fashion is in women’s DNA. After this statement went viral on TikTok, Courtney Love shared an Instagram post in response.
Stating that these videos made her and her friends ‘scream in joy,’ Love said she was very angry during that speech because she had to talk about the issue repeatedly at that time. She stated that they canceled her as a ‘rocker’ only because she wore a label’s clothes at the Oscars. She ended the caption by saying she loves Gen Z and humorously noted that 1998 ‘can go sit in the dammed corner with a dunce cap on.’
Here is Courtney’s statement about fashion that goes viral:
“Well, you know the deal about fashion is that proletariat male rock critics have a real Bruce Springsteen problem with like denim boomer issues. We, as females, have thousands and thousands of years of fashion in our DNA. We want to wear nice f*cking clothes; it’s part of what we do! If you have an opportunity to go to the Oscars in a fabulous gown and be absolutely fabulous, you are going to f*cking take it. I don’t have to like listen to a rule. Who made that rule? Some dumb guy.”
Courtney replied to the TikTok trends in the caption of her latest Instagram post as follows:
“This is trending on TikTok, and all my friends are screaming in joy.
In case you all wondering why I sound so ‘strident’ in my ‘rant’ (angry response) to the 999th snide questions from the press on how my ‘sellout’ status due to wearing a label to the Oscars… it’s because I snapped.
Yes. Gen Z, you won’t believe us, but yes, really, there was a time were dressing beautifully and carefully for an event in a designer that you loved meant you were not a real rock musician.
1998 – you can go sit in the dammed corner with a dunce cap on.
You are all cute AF.”
Unfortunately, the interventions on the female body did not stop in the 1990s. Courtney is probably delighted that a speech she made has enabled women to express their fashion styles on social media, especially in a social context where the politics of the female body have been so widely discussed.