Postoje gospoda i urođeni džentlmeni. David Byrne je jedan od takvih. Frontman ex Talking Headsa, danas solo autor, pred objavljivanje dugoočekivanog novog studijskog albuma “American Utopia” napisao je ispriku ženama zbog činjenice da je na novom albumu radio isključivo sa svojim spolom. Na prvom izdanju poslije 14 godina pauze pojavljuju se Brian Eno, Jack Peñate, Sampha i drugi, ali nema traga pripadnicama ljepšeg spola.
Njegovu ispriku prenosimo u cijelosti u originalnom obliku:
“I’d like to thank those of you who wrote for calling attention to this – this matters a lot to me. This lack of representation is something that is problematic and wide spread in our industry. I regret not hiring and collaborating with women for this album – it’s ridiculous, it’s not who I am and it certainly doesn’t match how I’ve worked in the past. I am happy that we live in a time that this conversation is happening. It’s hard to realize that no matter how much effort you spend nudging the world in what you hope is the right direction, sometimes you are part of the problem. I never thought of myself as being ‘one of those guys,’ but I guess to some extent I am. Your responses serve as a corrective. Thank you.”