Terry Richardson is a disgusting human being, and that should be the end of it, but he’s got his supporters — one of them being singer Sky Ferreira, who backs Richardson and supports him. You may remember that Terry Richardson directed Lady Gaga’s now scrapped “Do What U Want” video, which has been called “an ad for rape.” Ms. Ferreira says Mr. Richardson isn’t to blame for that, and goes on to sing his praises.
Via The Guardian:
As someone who has worked very closely with Terry Richardson on many many many occasions since I was 17 years old, I would like to say … from my OWN personal experience: I have never been forced or manipulated into anything.
I made a music video with him and I have never felt uncomfortable with Terry & had 99 percent of the creative control. This was before I was ‘famous’. Allegations are one thing but completely blaming the director isn’t fair aka the Lady Gaga video … The media acting as if Terry Richardson manipulated Lady Gaga into making a video about getting touched by R Kelly or whatever is a whole other thing. She is 28 year old woman & fully capable/aware of what she was doing.
I am NOT saying the women who have publicly spoken [about being harassed by Richardson] are at fault or wrong or lying. The media & the fucking peanut gallery/trolls on the internet can paint any picture they want of you. They never have the full details. They can manipulate & project an image/persona that benefits them … There are many reasons & FACTS why I support Terry Richardson that media (basically) refuses to acknowledge.
Well I don’t disagree with her on one thing — Lady Gaga is indeed a grown woman and should be held accountable. And if she says her experiences with Richardson weren’t creepy or weird, then we’ll have to take her word for it. Although it would be really helpful if she shared her “reasons & FACTS”.
I still think he’s gross.