Beth Ditto: ‘I Think Men Fear Me’

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Unexpected fashion muse Beth Ditto on her size: “Girls in general have really nice things to say — especially big girls. It’s mostly men who aren’t as open. I think men fear me sometimes. I played in Greece last summer and, I swear, when I went into the crowd, people actually ran away from me. But things like that make me really happy. You make a decision: if you are going to participate in the music industry and put yourself out there, you have to know that it’s all full of shit … It’s funny how something so normal and mundane that you see every day — your body — can be controversial. The shock value is intense. It’s like carrying an art piece around with you all the time.” [BlackBook]

Beth Ditto: ‘I Think Men Fear Me’