In the latest of a string of controversies, Lana Del Rey has been receiving backlash for wearing a "pointless" face mask while meeting fans...
Lana Del Rey has landed herself in controversy once again this week.
via: Getty ImagesThe star has been the subject of backlash - and ridicule - for her latest fashion statement, aka a mask.
This was no ordinary mask, though.
via: Getty ImagesAnd fans are far from happy.
The thirty-five-year-old musician - whose real name is Elizabeth Grant - rose to fame back in 2011.
via: Getty ImagesHer single "Video Games" took the world - and the charts- by storm and skyrocketed her into the mainstream music world.
Del Rey first performed under her real name of Lizzy Grant.But found fame as Lana Del Rey in 2011 with the homemade music video for her hit single - and it caught the eye of radio stations.
Just a year later, the star released her first major-label album, Born to Die.Though it didn't really turn the heads of critics, it sold more than 7 million copies worldwide and has since been certified platinum.
Her next album gained equal success.Though many prefer her first album and hail it as her best, 2014's Ultraviolence, made up of more paired-back, atmospheric ballads, went on to also be certified platinum.
2015 saw the release of critically praised Honeymoon.
via: Getty ImagesDel Rey described the album as "a tribute to Los Angeles." Once again, the album fared well in the charts.
The star has since released 2 more albums.2017's Lust for Life and 2018's Norman F*****g Rockwell.
When you look back, Del Rey's discography isn't necessarily made up of endless radio hits...
via: Getty ImagesBut her aesthetic, which often unites American iconography and more gothic, vintage perspectives, on top of her haunting vocals, have meant that both her songs and videos rake in billions of views on YouTube.
Her immense success has also brought Del Rey other opportunities away from making music.
via: Getty ImagesMost notably, in 2014, Del Rey went to the Palace of Versailles to sing at the pre-wedding dinner for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Her setlist included "Young and Beautiful," "Summertime Sadness," and "Blue Jeans."
Over the years in the spotlight, the singer has gained a huge and very dedicated fanbase.
via: Getty ImagesBut, in recent years, some fans have found it hard to continue to support her.
The star has been involved in a number of controversies, stemming back to 2014.
via: Getty ImagesFor instance, in an interview with The Guardian in 2014, Del Rey said: "I wish I was dead already" after talking about Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse, something Cobain's daughter went on to criticize her for.
Her lyrics have also been called into question.Many have pointed out that her lyrics tend to feature female submissiveness and self-destruction - veering on glamorizing these things. For example, the song "Ultraviolence" featured the controversial line "He hit me and it felt like a kiss"; however, in 2017, Del Rey said she's no longer comfortable with the lyric.
But one of her biggest, and most recent controversies happened just earlier this year.
But, she dragged several other artists into it.
Many accused her of predominantly singling out women of color in the music industry
People had a lot to say about her lengthy statement...
@PopCrave Lana Del Rey seems to think she’s the only female artist to ever face backlash for portraying sexuality.… https://t.co/xGVLOoYv4w— Lisa Bee (@Lisa Bee)1590425898.0
But she went out to speak out on several other occasions on the matter.
via: Getty ImagesIn one of her responses, she wrote: "Despite the feedback I've heard from several people that I mentioned in a complimentary way—whether it be Ariana or Doja Cat. "I want to say that I remain firm in my clarity and stance in that what I was writing about was the importance of self-advocacy for more delicate and often dismissed, softer female personality, and that there does have to be room for that type in what will inevitably become a new wave/3rd wave of feminism that is rapidly approaching." (It's important to know, however, that the third wave of feminism began in the ’90s, and there is already a fourth wave.)
She ultimately just dug herself a deeper hole.
If Lana named her critics and oriented her argument towards them instead of throwing other women under the bus she'… https://t.co/0CH1KrdEdq— Tayoncé Defense Attorney (@Tayoncé Defense Attorney)1590426151.0
Her popularity online seems to be on a steady decline...With many people questioning how some fans can continue to support her.
And this week, it seems the star landed herself in hot water once again.
And it seems her mask of choice caught people's attention.
via: Getty Images...for all the wrong reasons.
So, what exactly was all the backlash for?
lana del rey has reached her full karen form HELP https://t.co/lgoqSkO3qG— ana (@ana)1601681832.0