Female musician slams Triple J’s male-dominated Hottest 100 Like A Edition list – before admitting she didn’t even vote in the competition
A female musician has slammed Triple J’s list of Hottest 100 Likes in a firestorm.
Kelly Helmreich, who was the bassist of the now-defunct Aussie band Camp Cope, blasted the TikTok chart for its lack of women and minorities.
Clearly unimpressed, Kelly says the men at Toorak’s exclusive private school St Kevin’s have won 100 times more Hottest than every woman combined.
‘Did you know that men who went to the same all-boys private high school have won the Hottest 100 more than women combined?’ she said.
‘An article [by The Guardian] Going around saying that more men went to St Kevin’s in Toorak [in Melbourne] Won the Hottest 100 over women!’
Female bassist Kelly Helmreich slammed Triple J’s Hottest 100 Like A Edition list in a firestorm on Tuesday.
The article cited by Kelly was published by The Guardian in 2016 and notes both Chet Faker and Vance Joy attended the school.
Kelly continued her argument by referring to The Wiggles star Emma Watkins as ‘a woman in the top ten’ who she called ‘beautiful’.
The Melbourne-based feminist called the list ‘overwhelmingly white straight men’.
Kelly went on to say that she was not upset by the victory of the band DMA, who took the number one spot for their rendition of Cher’s hit ‘Believe’, but felt there were better options.
Kelly says men at Toorak’s exclusive private school St Kevin’s win 100 times more Hottest than every woman.
Triple J Hottest 100: Like a version
1. Trust by DMA’s
2. Bulls on Parade by Denzel Curry
3. Baby Come Back by Ocean Alley
4. I Touch Myself by Lime Cordiale
5. Dumb stuff from AB Originals
6. Blood by gangs of youths
7. Yellow by King Stingray
8. Brother by Thundamentals
9. (Lover) You Won’t Do Me Any Good by Chet Faker
10. Elephants by the Wiggles
But I didn’t vote either. So there you go,’ he admitted.
Kelly praised the AB original cover of iconic hitmaker Paul Kelly’s ‘Dumb Things’.
He ended by claiming the song was the reason Triple J changed the date of the Hottest 100.
Previously, Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown took place on January 26.
However, this was changed due to many people viewing the date as ‘Invasion Day’ due to Australia’s colonial history.
One of the reasons Triple J announced the date change in 2017 was the cover of ‘Dumb Things’ he felt with the rap line ‘The Dates Changen’.
‘Many people believe that it is not a date to celebrate, as I personally believe. Artists and fans were talking.’
Triple J released the Hottest 100 for its popular ‘Like A Version’ category this week to mixed reactions from fans and artists.
The concept of the segment is to invite bands into the Triple J studio to perform their compositions on other artist’s songs.
The list was released by popular vote with voting ending on July 10 this year.
Music lovers can vote only once for a maximum of 10 songs. They cannot vote for the same song more than once.
Songs can only be selected from the voting list provided.
Charts are by popular vote. Music lovers can vote only once for a maximum of 10 songs. They cannot vote for the same song more than once