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Controversial red carpet outfit makes a statement on celebrity cancel culture
Emerging pop artist Wentworth makes controversial entrance to the ARIA awards (Australian music awards) sporting a ‘last supper’ outfit surrounded by several life-size models of cancelled celebrities.
The pop artist walked the carpet with 12 life size models of celebs who have been recently cancelled such as Lea Michele, Kanye, Kevin Spacey, Sia, Armie Hammer and Marilyn manson, among others.
The models are all wearing biblical robes and are stationed across a long table with the words ‘the last supper’ embroidered across the front.
The outfit has been criticized heavily for glorifying celebrities who have been removed from the spotlight with critics saying that they were removed ‘for a reason’ and should not be publicised in a positive light.
The full list of celebrities includes:
1. Kevin spacey
5. Will smith
6. Chrissy Tiegen
7. JK Rowling
8. Marilyn manson
9. Lea Michelle
10. Armie Hammer
11. Johnny Depp
12. R Kelly
‘It’s simply a commentary on cancel culture’ says Wentworth when asked by TMZ. ‘I have felt like an outsider my whole entire life. I know what it feels like to be on the outside looking in.’
‘I’m not glorifying cancelled celebrities, I’m just opening a conversation’
‘Cancel culture is so toxic but at the same time it is the consumers and general public who are tearing down these people. I’m simply making a commentary and asking the question “do they deserve a second chance”’
‘I believe in a way that the cancelled celebrities let it happen. You can either be cancelled or you can not let it happen. We have many celebrities who just wont accept it. Jeffree Star, James Charles or Taylor Swift to give some examples’
Taylor Swift had the greatest comeback from being cancelled in modern popular culture history by using the cancellation and making it into an album and an era.”
Wentworth the artist arrived to the ARIA awards red carpet in 2015 being birthed from a giant cashmere cocoon so the controversy isn’t completely shocking. This artist is clearly one who likes to push the boundaries.
More about Wentworth:
Wentworth is a 25 year old emerging male pop artist based in Melbourne, Australia but frequents Los Angeles. You can hear Wentworth’s new single ‘Wiggle Wiggle Boom’ on all streaming services. ‘Wiggle Wiggle Boom’ is a single off his debut EP ‘POP GENIUS’ which is also available to stream now.