Australian singer Mallrat slams ‘sexist’ ARIA Music Awards nominations

Australian singer Mallrat calls ARIA Music Awards ‘sexist’ after 2022 nominations revealed

Australian singer Mallrat has slammed the ARIA Awards after the 2022 nominations were announced.

The 24-year-old, whose real name is Grace Kathleen Elizabeth Shaw, called the awards to be “male dominated”.

‘F**k the ARIAS. When I looked at the list of nominees this morning, my first reaction was to feel personally underappreciated and misunderstood by the fact that my album was snubbed,’ she said in an Instagram story.

Australian singer Mallrat called ARIA Music Awards ‘sexist’ after 2022 nominations revealed

“Then I took a deep breath and realized it wasn’t about me. About one in five of the nominees are not male and in categories like heavy rock there are no non-male artists nominated at all,” she continued.

“So I’m reminded that the Australian music industry, like many industries, is dominated by men and in this case, men who don’t think an artist is credible unless they’re like a nonchalant dude playing rock guitar. So f**k you guys don’t understand.

Mallrat went on to congratulate rock band Amyl and the Sniffers for receiving six nominations.

The 24-year-old, whose real name is Grace Kathleen Elizabeth Shaw, called the awards to be

The 24-year-old, whose real name is Grace Kathleen Elizabeth Shaw, called the awards to be “male dominated”.

“That being said, congratulations Amyl and the sniffers,” she said.

‘Comfort To Me is a perfect album, you deserve the world. You are a beautiful group; amazing live show. I hope you clean up to the rewards.

Mallrat released his album Butterfly Blue in May this year and it reached number 2 on the ARIA Australian Top 20 Albums.

Meanwhile, only three female artists – Courtney Barnett (pictured), Julia Jacklin and Thelma Plum – have been nominated for the ARIA Best Male and Best Female awards, alongside seven men.

Meanwhile, only three female artists – Courtney Barnett (pictured), Julia Jacklin and Thelma Plum – have been nominated for the ARIA Best Male and Best Female awards, alongside seven men.

Meanwhile, only three female artists – Courtney Barnett, Julia Jacklin and Thelma Plum – have been nominated for the ARIA Awards for Best Male and Best Female, alongside seven men.

Other nominees include electronic band RÜFÜS DU SOL, Flume, Baker Boy, Vance Joy, The Kid LAROI, Gang Of Youths, King Stingray and Luude on four.

Clinton Kane, Dean Lewis, Flume, Joji, Jolyon Petch feat. Reigan, Luude, RÜFÜS DU SOL, The Kid LAROI, Tones And I and Vance Joy were nominated for Song of the Year.

Other nominees include electronic band RÜFÜS DU SOL, Flume, Baker Boy, Vance Joy, The Kid LAROI (pictured), Gang Of Youths, King Stingray and Luude on four

Other nominees include electronic band RÜFÜS DU SOL, Flume, Baker Boy, Vance Joy, The Kid LAROI (pictured), Gang Of Youths, King Stingray and Luude on four

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