Pop singer Rebecca Ferguson lashes out at power abuse in music industry, says young artistes attempted suicide
The film industry has been under scrutiny ever since the #MeToo movement took off and while many have been held accountable, every day, there are different cases that are coming to light. British singer-songwriter Rebecca Ferguson has come out and said that she knows at least two young artists who have attempted suicide, and she wants the music industry bosses to be accountable to a regulatory body.
According to a media report, Rebecca being vocal about the abuse has said that there is a lot of abuse, bullying and racism in the industry and she has also been a victim of it all since starting her career. The singer has now started a petition to have a regulatory body to monitor and oversee the actions in the industry. Talking to a radio station, the 31-year-old singer said that people think it is all fun and games and because she is rich, it is showbiz and it is okay. Rebecca went on to say that she is in the industry to perform and not be slaves, be abused, misused or targeted.
The former X-factor singer has garnered 16,000 signatures but needs to hit 100,000 to have the petition debated in Parliament. Rebecca also went on to state that if the Parliament does not listen to it, she will take it up with the European Union, and if even they don’t listen to it, she will go to the United Nations. She also went on to say that it will take a lot of partnerships with people like the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) and even politicians. The singer, said that even if it takes her 10 years, she won’t back out and make sure she gets a regulatory body so that the singers can remain happy to be in a much safer environment and get rid of the old fat cats in the industry.