On Thursday, Sky Ferreira published a lengthy Facebook post, showing support for her friend and fashion photographer Terry Richardson — pegged to recent criticism over Lady Gaga's scrapped "Do What U Want" video — but also offering a more complicated defense of her own work.
"I made a music video with him and I have never felt uncomfortable with Terry & had 99 percent of the creative control," she wrote, noting that shoot took place before she was "famous."
Still, Ferreira said she doesn't doubt the women who've come forward with accusations that Richardson acted inappropriately during photo shoots — like former models Jamie Peck, Sena Cech, and Charlotte Waters, all interviewed in a recent New York magazine cover story about Richardson's past work and present allegations.
"I'm not against/doubting people that have said they've encountered things with him (it's not my place to say so) but the media acting as if Terry Richardson manipulated Lady Gaga into making a video about getting touched by R-Kelly or whatever is a whole other thing. She is 28 year old woman & fully capable/aware of what she was doing," Ferreira wrote, referencing the leaked Gaga video, which has been called an "advertisement for rape."
Ferreira ended with a criticism of the media and her disappointment over being "publicly shamed" for both associating with Richardson and posing nude.
"I had a topless album cover. So fucking what? I don't necessarily expect people to understand why I did it or like it."