Ellie Goulding On #MeToo: “The First Producer I Met Wanted To Sleep With Me…”
Ellie Goulding On #MeToo: “The First Producer I Met Wanted To Sleep With Me…”(Pic Credit – Ellie Goulding/Instagram)

Ellie Goulding is one of the most popular pop-singers in the world currently. The British singer has given some of the really incredible songs including Love Me Like You Do, Lights and Close To Me to name a few.

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Last year, Ellie Goulding married to the love of his life, Caspar Jopling in a private ceremony and the first pictures of their wedding were nothing short of perfect.

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For the unversed, Caspar is studying MBA at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.

During an interview with The Guardian, Ellie opened about her #MeToo story and also shared how since she was a kid, the Love Me Like You Do singer was a real introvert.

Talking about singing, Ellie said, “Singing seemed to be a way for me to have confidence while not being confident. I don’t know if that ever really goes away. I have to sometimes pretend.”

Then she spoke about how initially her official meetings weren’t very charming. On getting her name connected with the #MeToo movement, she said, “I was a bit too scared, I thought maybe I would be judged”

Ellie Goulding then said, “The first producer I met wanted to sleep with me.”

“And I was like, why? I didn’t see myself as an object of desire. I wouldn’t be able to get home because I couldn’t afford it, and they would say: ‘You can stay.’ But there would always be the suggestion of something. I’d have to laugh it off – I constantly had to laugh things off. Other sessions would have alcohol and it would get to a point where the man would say something suggestive and I’d feel uncomfortable. My whole career started off with instantly being made to feel like a se*ual object, and being made to feel vulnerable in those sessions. And there are so many female singers that will hear me saying that and say: ‘Yeah, I can relate.’”

She was left feeling se*ualised over this and added, “was what one of my strengths had to be. I really was programmed into thinking that that was part of how to succeed.”

Really brave of you to share this story, Ellie Goulding. More power to you!

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