I wish I would have known Fiona Apple was coming to Portland! I would have gone! I love her. I think she’s a bit odd, but I do like her music (for the most part). Anyhoo, she was in Portland earlier this month, and she broke down as she finished her performance because of a heckler in the audience.
According to Stereogum, a concert-goer criticized Apple for her slim appearance, shouting out to her as she played, “Fiona! Get healthy! We want to see you in 10 years!” The comments angered Apple who reportedly responded in a curse-filled rant, saying that she is healthy and telling the heckler to leave the concert.
Pitchfork recently caught up with Apple after the incident, getting her take on the criticism.
“She hurt my feelings,” Apple said of the heckler. “I don’t think what I look like is relevant. And by the way, this whole ‘unhealthy’ thing has me baffled. It’s really confusing to me why anyone would have an opinion about that… It’s really disappointing. I can’t laugh—I’m an emotional person.”
“It’s a sensitive subject because it’s not something that should be talked about, because there is nothing wrong with me,” Apple continued. “I’m healthy and I shouldn’t even have to say any of that. What makes me unhealthy and puts me in danger is that kind of scrutiny itself. It’s the same as being bullied at school, and just because you’re getting older, it doesn’t mean that you aren’t hurt by it. You could make anybody cry if you told them that they’re ugly.”
Apple, who has long faced criticism over her weight, has been touring to support her latest studio album, “The Idler Wheel…”
I think Fiona DOES look sickly. She just does…. BUT I think it’s really tacky to scream it out at her while she’s performing. Why pay all that money to see her in concert, just to scream nasty things at her? That I don’t get. Here are some recent pictures of Fiona. She DOES look sick(ish). But like she said, hasn’t she ALWAYS looked like this?