After last weeks fairly vitriolic online campaign against Nina Kraviz for appearing in the bath during a video interview led by DJ and producer Maceo Plex’s facebook comments the American has moved to calm tensions and offer an apology to Nina for the resulting online storm that his post whipped up.
After making his opinion clear on the morally dubious marketing strategy that accompanied the ‘Between The Beats’ piece, Maceo claimed he never expected his opinion on the matter to garner such a large amount of media attention and that he regretted how big a deal it had become and he was “Actually a fan” of Nina.
A more skeptical person may feel that this apology has come more out of clearly losing the online sparring that followed afterwards as Ms. Kraviz made a series of salient points in a robust defense of the video and pointed out the hypocrisy of holding up certain other female artists as more positive examples when they had embarked on similar marketing campaigns themselves. Either way we’re happy that a line is being drawn under what was no more really than a storm in a bathtub.
Check out his apology given in an interview with the Independent below –
“I’m entitled to my opinion, but it’s not right to throw another artist under the bus. With that said, this is a perfect time to apologise to Nina and her crew for causing such a s**tstorm, or at least boosting what was already a controversial video – for that I am definitely regretful.”