Is Playboy Magazine showing its age, is it getting a little long in the tooth? Their recent tweeted article calling Musician Neko Case a woman who is “breaking the mold of what women in the music industry should be,” went over like a lead balloon with the musician, according to Kpopstarz on May 24.
The Playboy article was a review of Neko's new album, but what might have been considered a compliment for a woman back in 1960, was more of an insult today. Neko didn't waste any time helping Playboy see the error of their ways!
Neko doesn’t see the music world with a male-female side to things, she is a musician, and she took to Twitter to slam right back at Playboy. She used the AMC “Mad Men” show’s Peggy Olsen to drive a point, saying “Don’t Peggy Olsen Me.” Her tweet contained enough four letter words to demonstrate how ticked off she was with Playboy’s comments, as reported on Chicago Sun Times Voices.
It was like saying, hey, she’s pretty good for a woman! When it should have said, she’s a really good musician. This Twitter feud started when Playboy Magazine spotlighted a review of Case’s new album “The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You.”
On the “Mad Men” show, Peggy Olsen, who is every bit as good, if not better than the ad men at the agency, has had to take the back seat in this all-man’s world. She doesn’t get the credit for successful work, one of her bosses swoops down and claims the success. Peggy gets her fair share of being put in her place as a woman on the show.
Case isn’t going to stand for anything like that and she made herself clear on Twitter. The comment that Case is “breaking the mold of what women in the music industry should be,” definitely goes back to the “Mad Men” era of things.
What is up with Playboy? Are they showing their age with comments like this? Case doesn’t need to do anything like a man, her gig is all about being a musician, and a dang good one.
While the antiquated magazine crashed down with some words that might have made Judy Garland and Shirley Jones proud in their day and age, thinking it’s a compliment for a musician today is so off base. Is the magazine showing its old weary timbers from underneath some recent glamoring up?