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10th Oct 2018

Aloe Blacc calls out Daily Mail Group for its “lack of diversity”

Will Lavin

After visiting the offices of the Evening Standard the “Wake Me Up” singer claimed something wasn’t quite right

Aloe Blacc last night called out the Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) for its “lack of diversity” after visiting their High Street Kensington offices.

Situated in Northcliffe House, it was there yesterday afternoon that the singer/songwriter did an interview with the Evening Standard – who are located in the same building as the Daily Mail and Metro but no longer owned by DMGT – promoting the Brand USA documentary America’s Musical Journey.

Sharing his experience at the London Science Museum last night during a performance that followed a screening of America’s Musical Journey, Aloe Blacc didn’t feel like the DMGT offices represented women’s contributions to the paper in the proper manner.

After announcing that he would be releasing a Christmas album this coming December and pointing to a song featured on it that celebrates Mrs. Clause because “Mr. Clause always gets all the praise,” he claimed that when he was at the Evening Standard offices there were “no photographs of women hanging on the wall, it was all men.”

Referring to the ‘Editors Hallway’, it features 16 images of former Daily Mail Group editors that date all the way back to 1896, 13 of which were all before 1990, none of whom were women.

While it would appear he didn’t have all of the information regarding the images and who they were of, Aloe still shared his thoughts on how he would rectify the lack of female representation.

“What they should do,” he began. “They should take all of the pictures down and then put them all up again but for every picture of a man they should put up a picture of a woman next to it.”

America’s Musical Journey will play in select theatres across the United Kingdom. For a current list of theatres showing it click here.