DJs around the world have clapped back after sexist quotes made by Konstantin, co-founder of Germany’s Giegling label, in a new interview began circulating online. Speaking to Groove magazine the techno DJ said women are “worse at DJing than men are” and tried to argue that it's “unfair that female DJs are so heavily promoted.” Read the quotes in full via Discwoman's tweet below.
From the latest issue of Groove Mag, only in print atm pic.twitter.com/cMxEJLgJEB— DISCWOMAN (@DISCWOMANNYC) June 21, 2017
In addition to losing bookings, Konstantin has also been the subject of criticism online from the electronic music community, Read on for a sample of the responses to his comments.
I debated whether to respond to this shit because I usually don't like to give shine to bullshit. I've heard this person dj and I can tell you first hand from someone who has been at the beginning of this cultue that has influenced his ass just once again shows white male privlege at its finest. The ignorance is astounding but not surprising considering the state of the world. However, it's better to know what you are dealing with and quiet as it's kept he's not the only one in the game who thinks this way. #asshole
So, I'll read the article but last week Konsti said and I quote "You're a feminist? You might not want to be around me. I'm a chauvinist."— The Black Madonna 🕯 (@blackmadonnachi) June 21, 2017
i started djing in 2000 and didn't think women would still have to deal with this bullshit 17 years later— Eclair Fifi MP (@eclairfifi) June 22, 2017
I'm upset about this konstantin/giegling shit cos the amount of times we have to stay silent in fear of people not believing us is so wack— frankie (@FrankieFatGold) June 22, 2017
dance dictionary update: giegling is now spelled BORING ASS WHITE TECHNO THAT CAME OUT AS MISOGYNISTIC— Violet (@violetakaviolet) June 21, 2017