Alanis Morissette Said She Dropped Out Of Latest Performance Because of ‘Anti-Woman’ Sentiment, Reminds Fans To Vote

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Singer Alanis Morissette issued a statement saying she dropped out of a scheduled Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performance on Saturday because of sexist behavior and general disrespect from the production team.

The Canadian-born singer took to Instagram to explain her reasons for leaving after fans were left speculating. Morissette was slated to perform a duet of “You’re So Vain” with Olivia Rodrigo as part of a tribute to inductee Carly Simon, Variety reported.

Morissette was there for rehearsals but bowed out before Saturday night’s filming, the publication noted. Multiple sources claimed the singer “struggled with the song” during rehearsal, and tensions were running high. But later, the “Outta Know” composer laid out her side of the story.

“There are some misinformed rumblings about my not performing at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony this past weekend. Firstly, I have to say how much I adore Carly Simon and Olivia Rodrigo and Dolly Parton and Janet Jackson and Pat Benatar and Sheryl Crow and Pink and Brandi Carlile and Sara Bareilles — and all the amazing people and artists who were there,” she wrote on Instagram.

Next, Morissette detailed how sexism was to blame for her departure.

“I have spent decades in an industry that is rife with an overarching anti-woman sentiment and have tolerated a lot of condescension and disrespectfulness, reduction, dismissiveness, contract-breaching, unsupportiveness, exploitation and psychological violence (and more) throughout my career,” she continued. 

“I tolerated it because nothing would stop me from connecting with those who I cared about and resonated with. I live to serve and connect with people and so over the years I sucked it up on more occasions than I can count in order to do so. It’s hard not to be affected in any industry around the world, but Hollywood has been notorious for its disrespect of the feminine in all of us.”

Finally, the Grammy Award-winning artist summed up her thoughts on the matter. 

“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,” she shared on Instagram stories.  

“I have had countless incredible experiences with production teams with all genders throughout my life. So many, and so fun. There is nothing better than a team of diverse people coming together with one mission. I’ll continue to show up in those environments with bells on.”

She ended the statement by saying it was “voting time.”

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